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First Stirrings [Jan. 29th, 2018|11:13 am]
Tony Grist
 We have snowdrops.

We have that yellow flower whose name I used to know but have now forgotten

We have a crocus. Just the one. 

And out by the front gate we have a yellow primula- a little ragged around the petals but bravely going "up yours" to the time of year.


[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2018-01-29 01:42 pm (UTC)
Winter aconite?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-01-29 03:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's it. Thank you for jogging my memory.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2018-01-29 03:37 pm (UTC)
I'm seeing snowdrops and primroses in people's gardens here, but the woods are still looking as wintry as ever...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-01-29 03:44 pm (UTC)
Spring is making a slow start this year. Last year at this time we were seeing all sorts.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-01-29 03:49 pm (UTC)
I love snowdrops. Such hopeful flowers. It has been quite cold for here until now and I think our grape hyacinths will be late this year as I see no sign of them yet.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-01-29 04:43 pm (UTC)
One of the reasons we love snowdrops is because they look so fragile- and so ill-equipped for venturing out in winter weather.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-01-29 08:58 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-01-30 08:52 am (UTC)
Good guess, but no. The name I'd forgotten was Winter Aconite.
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