Posted: 23/04/2014 at 06:17
With respect to other's experience - the Lawn UK website says this, stressing it in bold print " ....It is also worth noting, that there needs to be adequate warmth in the soil, 6-8 degrees Celsius is required for germination, and this is usually when the air temperature is above 10 degrees Celsius."
and the RHS website says ".... Seed germinates most readily in early autumn and mid-spring. The soil is warm, there is plenty of moisture and the weather is neither too warm nor too cold......" it goes on to say ".... germination should take between 7 and 10 days ...."
And indeed that is also my experience