Has Spring sprung?

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Re: Has Spring sprung?

Post: # 290909Post Flo
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 pm

Ah the first planting date for spuds around here is St Patrick's Day. That didn't happen this year either. :mrgreen:

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Re: Has Spring sprung?

Post: # 290915Post Cassiepod
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:58 pm

I planted mine yesterday along with doing a whole lot of other jobs in the sunshine, I know we're due some more snow but i'm hoping it won't last and they'll be ok....

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Re: Has Spring sprung?

Post: # 290917Post Green Aura
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:54 pm

Well I'm not venturing out into the rain and wind, we're currently enjoying,to plant anything! It's back to normal weather for us, after the lovely spell during everyone else's snow.

We may have to rely on windowsill tomatoes and salad grown in two small hydroponics units. Oh, and calamondin, which seem very happy, all in fruit.
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Post: # 290963Post Green Aura
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:06 am

Spring apparently sprang back in its box - in the middle of the night! When we went to bed it was fairly mild, with not a breath of wind.

3a.m. saw us with all the hot taps on running hot water off the thermal store - the wind had picked up to the point that, even damped down, the boiler went into overdrive and its alarm woke us. A quick coffee and a look on FB while we were waiting, showed it to be happening right across the north Highlands, a friend on the east coast posted that her house was shaking!

By this morning the wind is pretty much gone and we're back to typical Bank Holiday weather - wet and cold. Hey ho.
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Post: # 290964Post Odsox
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:24 am

Oh dear, I don't remember that being forecast when I saw the UK weather man after the 10 o'clock news last night. Although if it only happened in the north highlands it probably wasn't worth mentioning by the London based BBC New Zealand weather company.
We get that down here, if it's not going to affect Dublin it's not going to happen.

We have had a beautiful few days, but still cold nights, also very strange weather. Yesterday was unbroken sunshine all day and bees buzzing about, so over 10 C here, while a few miles away it snowed and the temperature dropped to 2 C.

Spring must start soon surely?
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Re: Has Spring sprung?

Post: # 290965Post Green Aura
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:33 pm

Snow forecast here on higher ground for the next couple of days, so, no, winter is still hanging on. I'm sure the ski industry will be delighted.
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Re: Has Spring sprung?

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Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:55 am

It's supposed to rain heavily all day here followed by rain, sleet and snow through to end of play Wednesday. When the weather gets better and warmer it will be a quagmire under foot at this rate. Just as I had got the allotments all ready to plant out as well.

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Re: Has Spring sprung?

Post: # 291181Post Flo
Fri May 04, 2018 7:55 am

Nope spring has been cancelled due to high winds here.

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Re: Has Spring sprung?

Post: # 291182Post Odsox
Fri May 04, 2018 8:10 am

It certainly is a funny old year.
Here we are in May and there's no may blossom out down here yet. We have had may blossom out in sheltered spots at the end of March some years, but always by mid April.
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Re: Has Spring sprung?

Post: # 291183Post Green Aura
Fri May 04, 2018 9:50 am

Here too, although in Ross-shire the may blossoms are out apparently. High wind and rain - just as it's been for the last three years.
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Re: Has Spring sprung?

Post: # 291184Post KathyLauren
Fri May 04, 2018 12:31 pm

We have finally caught up, and spring is here. Sorry to hear you folks on that side of the pond are still looking for it.

We have daffodils starting to flower. The dandelions have been out along the roadsides for a while. Grass is turning green, and, when we let the hound out to pee, there is usually a bunny, munching on the lawn, for her to chase.

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Re: Has Spring sprung?

Post: # 291204Post Weedo
Mon May 07, 2018 5:55 am

Not here, nor has Autumn - still a dry as a deceased canids fifth appendage. In opposition to most, I have just finished planting early onions and brassicas, mulching the Rhubarb for winter and preparing the beds to receive spuds in September / October, Also building beds for green manure legumes to be followed by sweet corn. Started cutting sunflower heads for drying; last crop of dwarf beans still producing though. -

I have problems finding the old Spanish brown onion seed so am trying Paille de Vertus - I have never come across this one before but it seems to be a flatish Spanish. anyone know this variety?
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