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Improbable Damp December floribundance

NO-ONE EXPECTS THE UNSEASONAL COWSLIP.












There's a camellia in full bloom down the lane, and primroses too, but these are all in the garden.

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marycatelli
28th Dec, 2015 15:21 (UTC)
I've got pinks going great guns. And snapdragons still putting out flowers, and speedwell blossoming, and a lone viola with a whole bunch of blooms.
bunn
28th Dec, 2015 17:48 (UTC)
Wow! My snapdragons finally gave up on flowering at the end of November.
puddleshark
28th Dec, 2015 16:17 (UTC)
Blimey. One or two confused flowers in December is nothing new... but this has to be some kind of a record!

And it's not just happening down by the coast. Wandering in a north Dorset churchyard earlier today, I came across snowdrops in flower.
bunn
28th Dec, 2015 17:49 (UTC)
I went to look for my snowdrops today, wondering if they would be in bloom, but there isn't the slightest sign of them yet, not so much as a leaftip showing. But the bluebells are well up, although not flowering yet.
adaese
28th Dec, 2015 17:43 (UTC)
I saw a caterpillar a few days ago, then did a double take at some bright yellow flowers that turned out to be buttercups, not aconites. Today's best sighting was ofcatkins oopening up.
bunn
28th Dec, 2015 17:52 (UTC)
Pp found a catarpillar when we were sorting out our steps before Christmas!

BUTTERCUPS? That's really weird. I did spot some celandines yesterday, but I think you win with buttercups.
timetiger
29th Dec, 2015 00:09 (UTC)
I was told daffodils were blooming in Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago.

Here in Chicago I've seen bits of green . . . something . . . coming up, though since we've had the dreaded "wintry mix" all day I imagine that's an end to vegetative overoptimism for a while.
bunn
30th Dec, 2015 09:28 (UTC)
There were people selling daffodils at the pre-christmas farmer's market, but none of mine are showing any flowers yet. They do tend to be a little later here because we are on the North side of a hill, but I'm kind of pleased : if the frost comes soon I don't want them all sad and frozen!
lindahoyland
30th Dec, 2015 03:04 (UTC)
Beautiful but very strange!
bunn
30th Dec, 2015 09:30 (UTC)
I don't mind the lingering autumn flowers, but I'm a bit worried about that azalea, and the pink quince : they are supposed to be spring flowers!
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