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  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine and 15-25c
  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    Now i was out at the retail park yesterday evening..whilst stuck in traffic i noticed daffodils about to come into bloom. i Have never seen this before the new year let alone before chrimbo. It has been very frosty in the last week or so..and much frostier this autumn and early winter than last year any reason for this??

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    Usually this happens early if there are above average temperatures. The weather is cold so there is no reason. It must be the daffodils themselves this time :) Or perhaps its the heat from all the traffic :p

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  • Location: G.Manchester
  • Location: G.Manchester
    Usually this happens early if there are above average temperatures. The weather is cold so there is no reason. It must be the daffodils themselves this time :) Or perhaps its the heat from all the traffic :)

    More probably it was the exceptional warmth at the start of this month and carrying on from still an Autumn with occasional very warm spells.

    More likely soil temperatures are still well above average below top soil level.

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  • Location: Longden, Shropshire
  • Location: Longden, Shropshire

    I've seen reports on daffodills sprouting already, too, although I haven't seen any myself. It's very strange and I don't remember daffodills this early last year. After the exceptional Summer and Autumn, plus the very mild December we had, I wouldn't have been that suprised. However, we haven't had anything like that this year. I know we had a warm start to December, but I wouldn't have thought that it would have had that much of an impact. Surely the soil temperatures this time last year would have been higher than what they are now?

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  • Location: Great Yeldham, North Essex
  • Location: Great Yeldham, North Essex

    Glad I saw this thread. I noticed this morning that my nighbour has about 10 daffodils out in his front garden. I don't even live in the south west so i was quite surprised.

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  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl
  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl

    We have some daffys here... They managed to survive the cold spell last week as well. They are pretty close to the house in the same plant pot as a light so that probably keeps them warm :)

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  • Location: runcorn, uk (near liverpool) 100m asl
  • Location: runcorn, uk (near liverpool) 100m asl
    We have some daffys here... They managed to survive the cold spell last week as well. They are pretty close to the house in the same plant pot as a light so that probably keeps them warm :o

    daffodills only flower in spring how did u grow them in winter?

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds. HATE:stagnant weather patterns
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset

    I saw the first daffs out in bloom around here back in November! It was so noteworthy it made the news. I've seen a few daffs going over now having bloomed in the past couple weeks and some only just poking through the ground (which is what you would expect at this time of the year). It seems to vary in a so much in a small area. But the main point is is that I have never seen daffodils in bloom in November before.

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  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl
  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl
    daffodills only flower in spring how did u grow them in winter?

    I didnt do it... nature did. :doh:

    Like i already said, they are in the same plant pot as a light :doh:

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  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: warm, humid, thundery. Winter: mild, stormy, some snow.
  • Location: Heswall, Wirral

    Plenty of Dafs around in Wirral, even the cherry blossom is starting to bloom. In fact the trees are already swelling ready to sprout their leaves.

    Extraordinary really.

    Plus many of the flowers that you would expect to die in winter are still continuing to grow.

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  • Location: Great Yeldham, North Essex
  • Location: Great Yeldham, North Essex

    Your correct Stephen, not only do we have daffs out here, but I have some Petunias growing the front garden which don't even seem to have been touched by the frost!

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  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl

    Down here in the mild South West even the Snowdrops are only just beginning to sprout leaves.

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  • Location: Great Yeldham, North Essex
  • Location: Great Yeldham, North Essex

    Jethro, its does seem an odd year as our snow drops are only just coming into flower, a month after some Daffodils!! I know it hasnt been that mild, but things have really shot ahead in the last ten days or so. I have noticed that my hardy palms (this should interest Stephen) are actually growing with one or two leaves having opened in the last few weeks.

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  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire ~ Southern Central!
  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire ~ Southern Central!

    I have just noticed I seem to have some daffodils in the garden appearing. Also I still have pansies from last year!!! They stopped growing all summer then started in October/November to get flowers and I thought the poor buggers a matter of weeks and the will be dead. But no they have held on! Very weird indeed!! I planted some bulbs after christmas so im wondering if they will grow this year. Guessing not!

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  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: warm, humid, thundery. Winter: mild, stormy, some snow.
  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
    Jethro, its does seem an odd year as our snow drops are only just coming into flower, a month after some Daffodils!! I know it hasnt been that mild, but things have really shot ahead in the last ten days or so. I have noticed that my hardy palms (this should interest Stephen) are actually growing with one or two leaves having opened in the last few weeks.

    I think the reason for the growth is relatively warmer ground temperatures, and also a higher sun quality, Ive noticed for example when the sun has been out it's been warm for the time of year, which I suppose with the rain and the relatively mild temperatures is replicating an March-April scenario.

    As for your hardy palms, good to hear that theyre opening. I havent checked my Trachycarpus Palm I just leave it to it, it evidently loves this weather though its a nice colour. My less hardy palms hate it though, as they are more dry tolerance palms like the Canary Palm and Washingtonia - suffered a little damage in the frost but they should shoot up next summer (hopefully itll be dry and hot for them)

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds. HATE:stagnant weather patterns
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
    Down here in the mild South West even the Snowdrops are only just beginning to sprout leaves.

    This proves my point about large differences in local areas. I've seen loads of daffodils around here and I guess your saying that you haven't seen many/any? It's quite odd as I said before, some daffs are just poking out of the ground and some have flowered and gone over already. I saw my first flowering daff back in November which I've never observed before.

    As for snowdrops, I haven't seen a single one. And they are usually out before daffs.

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  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl
    This proves my point about large differences in local areas. I've seen loads of daffodils around here and I guess your saying that you haven't seen many/any? It's quite odd as I said before, some daffs are just poking out of the ground and some have flowered and gone over already. I saw my first flowering daff back in November which I've never observed before.

    As for snowdrops, I haven't seen a single one. And they are usually out before daffs.

    Odd isn't it. I've not seen one single solitary Daffodil so far; if it dries out a bit I'll venture into the local woods (very steep incline right down to the valley bottom, think I'd end up on my bottom if I tried it today), there's usually a carpet of wild Daffs down there, as it's so sheltered they're usually the first to flower around here although when I went a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't even see any leaves.

    Stephen & Fine wine, here's one just for you, health warning attached, your bank account may never be the same again...

    http://www.mulu.co.uk/

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  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: warm, humid, thundery. Winter: mild, stormy, some snow.
  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
    Odd isn't it. I've not seen one single solitary Daffodil so far; if it dries out a bit I'll venture into the local woods (very steep incline right down to the valley bottom, think I'd end up on my bottom if I tried it today), there's usually a carpet of wild Daffs down there, as it's so sheltered they're usually the first to flower around here although when I went a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't even see any leaves.

    Stephen & Fine wine, here's one just for you, health warning attached, your bank account may never be the same again...

    http://www.mulu.co.uk/

    :lol: you're right, it can be a very expensive business. Having said that my healthiest palm was only 10p (clear our sale in Tesco 3 years ago!) the most epensive £20 is the least healthy :doh:

    One thing Ive noticed is that the normally deciduous fern population in the woods are still as large as life, and theyve carried on growing, I measured the height and width of a few a week ago, one was as high as 300cm!, and its width was 350cm! the rhizome was developing quite a way above ground too!

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  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: warm, humid, thundery. Winter: mild, stormy, some snow.
  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
    No daffodils here.

    And certainly no daisies or dandolines either.

    Aye the Durham wasteland, I bet you dont grow anything in summer either, its just one big perigacial field :doh: :lol:

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  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Squall Lines, Storm Force Winds & Extreme Weather!
  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK

    Dafs out here, almost feels Springlike today and you can feel some warmth in the sun. :doh:

    Hopefully a long and very warm/hot Spring will help everything blossom.

    Mammatus

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  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: warm, humid, thundery. Winter: mild, stormy, some snow.
  • Location: Heswall, Wirral

    Gets better! just has two mating mosquitoes fly past the window, uncontrollably of course.

    You're right Gav everything has felt springlike today and of recent its generally felt rather springlike, stuff blossoming, and the best thing is in my opinion, the song birds in the morning!

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  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City
  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City
    Gets better! just has two mating mosquitoes fly past the window, uncontrollably of course.

    You're right Gav everything has felt springlike today and of recent its generally felt rather springlike, stuff blossoming, and the best thing is in my opinion, the song birds in the morning!

    Springlike?

    Lol. Hardly. Its felt cold here all day, with temps remaining in single figures and not getting above 6C. I don't know, but I reckon Mammatus is winding you up. It aint mild, thats for sure.

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  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: warm, humid, thundery. Winter: mild, stormy, some snow.
  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
    Springlike?

    Lol. Hardly. Its felt cold here all day, with temps remaining in single figures and not getting above 6C. I don't know, but I reckon Mammatus is winding you up. It aint mild, thats for sure.

    Temps are rather academic when the suns out, in these conditions. The maximum today was just short of 9C, dont forget, we don't all live near Durham :doh:

    It did actually feel springlike, albeit early springlike, and the temperature reflected that, as did the sun, the rain (changeability) and the sprouting flowers etc.

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