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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Daffadill bulbs already up Reply with quote

All my daff's have come up already, most are only about 3-4 inches but some are upto 9-10 inches in height. Seems very early, has anyone else noticed this
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A real silly season. I have got crocus coming up and have had primroses(not Polyanthus) out since October. Whilst in UK last week I spotted a garden full of Snowflake(nuns tears) in full bloom and my sisters lilac tree has got bloom on it. Apparently Wakehurst Place in Sussex have got quite a few Magnolia tree's in bloom, but we all know what will happen. We will get a really cold spell and it will knock them all back.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have daffodils up 3-4 inches aswell and tulips are just starting to appear. Will they still flower in spring or will the frost damage them for this year. My primroses are flowering since about Oct aswell for the 2nd time this year and I also have hydrangulas in flower since Oct- also for 2nd time this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here. I have tulips coming up in planters. Should I take them inside before frost? or leave as are?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have roses budding even with these low temp's and our some of our fruit bushes too Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

me too! I have daffs and tulips up already!

whats gonna happen to them? will the bulbs die?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No the bulbs won't die but if we get a really cold spell it will knock them back. I've had primroses out since October. I went and looked at them yesterday and they looked very bedraggled but they are still there. All the bulbs are up here but at the moment we have got such high wind. Christmas Eve it was gale force 8.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the flower that has really surprised me is the sweet william, most bof the young plants are in flower, the older ones are coming.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Daffadill bulbs already up Reply with quote

Same story here in Essex. All sorts sprouting. We had a couple of nights at -2ºC mid Dec. which seem to have triggered them. Since then its been regular +10ºC by day and no -ºC numbers by night. it's gonna be a crazy spring. Happy New Year everyone and welcome to global warming.

And if that's not bad enough here's a problem you don't get in Ireland which we have lived with right through 2011. Taken from a local paper

"The Thames Valley has seen below average rainfall for 16 of the past 20 months, with Farmoor Reservoir 86 per cent full, at a time of year when it would be expected to be full. Richard Aylard, Thames Water's director of external affairs and sustainability, said: "It may come as a surprise to be talking about drought at Christmas. "

Our garden has had less than 1" of rain since September.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Daffadill bulbs already up Reply with quote

walltoall wrote:
Our garden has had less than 1" of rain since September.


Shaun, bring over your wheelbarrow and start barrowing away all our water.

It has rained here EVERY day since the 1st of September. And, I'm afraid, that this year we have lost a lot of plants to Winter Wet. The last two years, extreme cold and this winter extreme wet! Can't win, can we?

Rushes are springing up everywhere here. And it wouldn't surprise me if Spagnum Moss decided that our place would be nice to live in too!

We don't have clayey soil or sandy soil; we have Sodden Soil!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject: Daffadill bulbs already up Reply with quote

At this rate we'll have tulips up for Paddy's Day. When I was a nipper, that was Daffy Day and tulips bloomed for late Easters. Happy New Year anyway, Kevin. May the force be with you and the wind behind you.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

our trailing lobelia is still flowering
the seasons are mixed up without a doubt.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Bulbs in ireland's gardens Reply with quote

be the hokey that was one helluva storm. there's not a leaf left on the trees over here in Essex. I do hope ye're all ok beyant?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:11 am    Post subject: Re: Bulbs in ireland's gardens Reply with quote

walltoall wrote:
be the hokey that was one helluva storm. there's not a leaf left on the trees over here in Essex. I do hope ye're all ok beyant?


Did it water your garden? Smile Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it ever! First time in ten years I saw 1/2" in one hour. Rainwater retrieval system worked a treat too. The portends (spell?) are good for 2012 and the runes are lining up
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