Posted: 08/01/2016 at 10:32
Except for the worry about the Chinese curse - May you live in interesting times - in other words lots of challenges and disruptions.
My daffs and primula are behaving normally but I have geranium macrorhizum in flower which is far too early and the hamamellis has already finished. We've had to bung a bucketloads of compost on the precocious rhubarb shoots and my blueberries are showing fresh buds opening.
One clem on the north wall has new shoots over 3' long. That's a signal to go and trim and feed all of them now which is 2 months earlier than normal.