Although there have been several days with bitter winds and a few frosty mornings, February hereabouts has been quite mild. Average temperature would be around 6˚C but several days have seen double figures by mid afternoon.
Recently some of the Crocuses have started flowering:
More of the tiny (2mm) flowers are showing on the Corkscrew Hazel bush and some of the catkins are starting to elongate as they open up:
Other bulbs are beginning to show through in the garden and just up the lane the daffodils in a sheltered spot are about to open their flowers.
In the fruit cage one of the raspberry canes has got well ahead of itself producing leaves and flowers. The rest are only showing new buds so far as are the blackcurrant bushes.
A couple of Muscari flowers are just opening and the daisies in the lawn are beginning to appear:
I will probably have to give the grass a trim today as it has continued growing for much of the Winter.
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