Posted: 22/05/2013 at 19:10
Here in West Somerset it's a good 4 to 6 weeks behind! My magnolia stellata was 6 weeks late in blooming, My lupins are now in bud, but photos from this time last year show them in full and glorious bloom. Tulips were late, Germination of most seed was slow because of low light levels etc.
I expect things to even themselves out, though. Interestingly, given the sleet and snow in some places, I recall 1975 when, in London, it snowed in June. We then had a hot summer, a dry winter, and the very hot, very dry summer in '76. I wonder if this is a bit of a pattern???