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Is this spring worse than last year's?

I resisted planting my seeds too early after last year but still I have leggy seedlings, not enough room, the quandry of will I plant some more or do I wait...

Frogspawn late and now frosted, no toadspawn as yet...

Birds sound as though they are ready for spring (I certainly am) but are eating more now than ever - both me and the birds...and I can't get out in the garden to start working it all off.

The job list just keeps growing... I think it is definitely worse than last year.


















  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,359

    I don't think we've got a spring yet Daintiness. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 988

    image - thanks for that, Nutcutlet. You made me laugh and that is hard to do at the moment. All my facial muscles seem not to have thawed out yet!


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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,359

    Hree we had some very low temperatures last year but only for a couple of nights. Short and sharp. This year it's gone on and on and is still going on. 2 or 3 weeks ago I was getting ready to do do my spring sowings but the seeds ahve all gone back in the cupboard. Seeing them waiting on the table every day was too frustrating

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • discodavediscodave Posts: 510

    By this time last year I'd had 3 bbq's was gardening in just a t-shirt, and we had regularly had temperatures of over 25c in my garden. Hence the hosepipe ban. This year nothing like that at all, this march is like Jan/early Feb last year.image

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    Like DD , we also had a few bbqs last March . Remember one in particular as it was our daughters birthday. We didn't have a hosepipe ban in our neck of the woods, (West Lancs) but it sure was a heck of a lot warmer.

    Some folk are saying we are in for a hot summer but I'm not holding my breath.

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    A bit premature for a question like that. image First day of Spring was the 20th March...err 5 days ago. image Yeh, so far - not great.image

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,852

    This time last year I came out of hospital after back surgery to a mini heatwave and a few blissful days in the garden and great success with seed sowing which was later than usual.    Then we had a frost so deep it wiped out lots of plants, both perennials and roses, and killed others back to their crowns for a long slow recovery over what passed for summer.

    This year it's foor surgery that has kept me housebound and a warm start to March saw me sowing seeds indoors rather than in the greenhouse.  They're doing very well but the summer savoury is now very leggy and the PSB is heading that way.   I shall have to pot on my Christmas basil this afternoon and then play hunt the window sill as they need more space.  The toms have already been potted on and the chillies will be next, followed by lupins.  It'll be OK if the greenhouse warms up by the weekend, honest. 

    And then I can sow more seeds.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • jatnikapyarjatnikapyar Posts: 419

    imageimageimageimageimageimage............I am speechless! XXXXX

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    It's just getting so tedious isn't it? I've got quite a lot coming on in the gh, all the daffs etc are flowering away, but it's just so unrelentingly cold. I know I'm luckier than many, not under feet of snow, but all the same..
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