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When do the early flowers bloom in London and the southern countryside?

Jan 23rd, 2004, 02:36 PM
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When do the early flowers bloom in London and the southern countryside?

That's my question. Crocus, primrose, daffodils etc.
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Jan 23rd, 2004, 03:26 PM
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Daffodils were in full bloom in the gardens at Kensington Palace on March 22 when we were there is 2003. Crocus obviously earlier. In fact, I think I've seen them in Russell Square in mid February.
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Jan 23rd, 2004, 07:14 PM
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It entirely depends on how cold/warm the late winter and early spring are.

I lived in the UK for 5 years and every year my early bulbs came up at different times. Anywhere from late Feb to early/mid April. In general tho' the daffodils will be up between mid/late March. But no promises . . . .
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Jan 23rd, 2004, 07:31 PM
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From a note to me from a friend just south (perhaps 50 miles) of London, earlier this week:
>I hesitate to say that the first buds are starting to appear, the winter primroses are in bloom, and daffodils are surprisingly thinking about coming up ... (not that there is much left in my garden after Charlie has been through it ... I am sure he was a mole in a previous life!!!!) <

Charlie, for the record, is a young dog.

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Jan 24th, 2004, 01:34 AM
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Daffodils already out in Bangor ,N.W. Wales!
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Jan 24th, 2004, 01:47 AM
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I saw my first snowdrops yesterday!

It depends, year on year.
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Jan 24th, 2004, 08:37 AM
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Thanks. We are thinking of visiting the sencond week and March and since we are from a locale that is still blanketed with snow at that time of year, we'd like to see some green and blooming things. So, in response, to the it depends on the type of winter. How has the winter been this year?
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Jan 24th, 2004, 09:07 AM
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Till right now, extrremely mild.

But bitter weather (by our standards: say -10 centigrade) is forecast from this evening on: it'll be snowing in parts by Tuesday.

But however bad it might get in the next six weeks, I've never known a March which wasn't full of flowers - though whether they're whatever the plural is of crocus in early March, or daffs, depends a bit.

Snow in March is very, very rare. And the fields in the countryside are already very green: the old myth of grey English winters just doesn't seem to happen any more.
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Feb 5th, 2004, 11:48 AM
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Speaking of flowers and then speaking of weather...what kind of temperatures can one expect early to mid March in London?
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Feb 5th, 2004, 12:30 PM
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Well it's not answering Cocoaloco's question.

But today, 75 miles NW of London, our daffodils started to come out. The crocuses are covering our lawn already. I've simply never seen a show like it (remember, we're north of Calgary). And it's been in the 50's all day.

At this rate you'd better get over fast before all the spring growth dies back. March roses, anyone?
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