I was out and about earlier and while there’s still a nip in the air, there are blossoms everywhere, leading me to believe that Spring might have finally arrived.
Early in March I was delighted to see some scattered daffs under a tree in nearby Victoria Park…
Then we had a couple of weeks of gloriously sunny weather (remember that time when we were warmer than you beloved Melburnites?) We were all delirious over here and there was even a breathy mention or two…could this be the year that we have a ‘good summer’?
Then it rained for a few weeks and I had to resort to bringing the outside in…
|Bunches of daffodils are cheap here at this time of year and last between 10 days and two weeks|
But today’s blue skies and spring-like 14C (I know, my expectations have lowered considerably on the temperature front over the last 8 years) have brought forth a veritable tour-de-force of blossoms…
|I was crossing the High Road in East Finchley today when I snapped this glorious spread behind my bus stop|
|I noticed these buds on my side fence from the kitchen window last weekend which are now in bloom. I don’t know what they are so if any less horticulturally challenged than me can advise, I would
|These are growing in random plastic buckets in the back garden. Haven’t a scooby what these are either. They live without much input from me. This makes me
London is so unbelievably pretty in the Spring – I actually think it’s one of the things where it beats Australia hands down.
Even Google is getting in on the act!
|Google 22nd April 2012|
But lest you be misled, I should let you know that after a glorious t-shirt and light jumper walk this morning, it’s now raining…
Yes indeed, Spring has definitely sprung.
Aha excellent Charlie. One mysterious garden dweller named…only 2 to go. Thanks!
Don't know about the pinky flowers, but the white ones look like primulas (which has a great species name – Primula Vulgaris) I could be wrong though, but they look similar to some my other half bought a few weeks ago.