Spring bulbs already sprouting!

January 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm Leave a comment

It’s hard to believe, but the first shoots of snowdrops and crocuses are peeking up in gardens around the neighbourhood, including mine. This photo was taken yesterday afternoon, which you can see was lovely and sunny compared to today’s drizzle and grey.

I planted a fresh batch of spring bulbs including tulips, crocuses and snowdrops in mid-November when the civic election candidates were doing their door-knocking and it’s a surprise to see them sprouting so early.

Last year crocuses were in full bloom in the middle of March and our first snowdrop arrived mid-January, so perhaps it is not too early at all. I’m looking forward to seeing flowers soon, but in the meantime it is amazing and more than enough to see the shift from winter to spring happening already, the first week of a new year.


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