Wednesday, 24 February 2016
The early part of winter was wet but mild. Now it is relatively dry but continues to be mild. I am starting to see signs of spring, at least six weeks early. Wild garlic starts growing in our area in April. The above photo was taken over a week ago and shows wild garlic growing far sooner than normal. Below are photos of hawthorn and elder, both with leaves growing. Again, many weeks too early. My concern is that if we have a long, cold snap in which temperatures revert back to what they should be, much of the green shoots will be killed off and the growing season will be delayed. Hopefully that won't happen.