In a brief spell of dry weather, I took the opportunity to have a photo opportunity wander round the garden. The sogginess of the lawns means that my wanderings are short lived.
So many others have commented the spring bulbs are jumping the gun. In the back garden some of the crocuses are well on the way to flowering.
If you look closely you may be able to spot and immature flower bud nestling in the rosette of leaves.
Daffodils that were dug up from the garden and placed in tubs for transit to the plot even have flower buds.
These have been patiently awaiting their taxi to transport them to the allotment for over a year now - maybe even two - and I am sure that they didn't flower at all last year.
The miniature daffodils around the bird bath are also ahead of schedule.
February Gold has flower buds.
Tête à tête isn't far behind.
The photo below was taken of the same area on 24 February 2015.
I'd say that the bulbs are at a similar stage now on 9 January.
I planted some Fritillaria Michailowskyi last year.
I planted five bulbs so the shoots above look to be the right number and in the right place. If they are I do hope they manage to produce flowers.
In the pebble garden the miniature narccissus are growing quickly.
I think that these are a variety called minnow but I also planted some Narcissus Bulbocodium in this bed last year.
Now the conundrum - why if many of the bulbs seem to be ahead of schedule do our snowdrops still look like this?Do you think they know something that the others don't?