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First walkies of the year


On my way back home through a housing estate in South Glos with Phoebe this morning, I was surprised to see how many daffodils are in bud and also find a clump of blue irises in full bloom. Is this normal? I thought the first irises didn’t appear until about April!

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It is the unseasonably warm weather we have been having. The plants think it is Spring rather than Winter.

1 Jan, 2012


Amazing! Mine are all up and standing tall but no buds yet!

1 Jan, 2012


I think it's lovely to see them so soon. I wish every winter was as mild as this.
Happy new year to you :o)

1 Jan, 2012


They are probably iris unguicularis which flowers in mild spells in the winter

1 Jan, 2012


Oh, I'm jealous! Nothing above 3" above the ground here in front or back garden. Have been housebound for nearly 4 weeks (chest infection) so I can't see very many of neighbours' gardens. The few I can see are no further advanced than mine. I didn't think it was much colder here but it must be - Portskewett in Monmouthshire. Enjoy your early Spring!

2 Jan, 2012

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