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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 11th Jan 19, 1:59 PM
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    Are we there yet? Spring that is.
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    • 11th Jan 19, 1:59 PM
    Are we there yet? Spring that is. 11th Jan 19 at 1:59 PM
    I know we're not.
    And I'm not wishing my life away.
    But I'm looking forward to the better weather.
    It seems to have been grey here for weeks. . .
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    • Jemima FuddleCup
    • By Jemima FuddleCup 11th Jan 19, 2:24 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 2:24 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 2:24 PM
    I don't like the spring. Bluddy gulls start to build their nests and get all squawky again. It's relatively quiet here from about September to February..
    • colinw
    • By colinw 11th Jan 19, 2:28 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 2:28 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 2:28 PM
    I had two weeks of Summer the previous two weeks and I really thought it would bother me coming back to the cold and lack of light but not really noticed the cold much at all
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 11th Jan 19, 2:57 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 2:57 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 2:57 PM
    Winter only started on the 21st of December

    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 11th Jan 19, 3:29 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 3:29 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 3:29 PM
    Winter only started on the 21st of December
    Originally posted by Zinco
    Depends on how you calculate when Winter is
    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/seasons/winter/when-does-winter-start

    Far as I'm concerned we're nearly halfway through.
    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 11th Jan 19, 10:00 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 10:00 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 10:00 PM
    Daffodils and Tulips are sprouting, so it's on be way!
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 12th Jan 19, 11:16 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 11:16 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 11:16 AM
    I have bulbs sprouting but it was the same last year...then it snowed
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 12th Jan 19, 11:41 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 11:41 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 11:41 AM
    We have snowdrops in flower, the diffs are pushing through and its still pretty light at 4.30pm and temps are still in double figures so things are good

    However we have snow forecast for next week
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 12th Jan 19, 12:38 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:38 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:38 PM
    I was looking at the wild primroses that grow at the base of the hedges here.
    They're looking like they're getting ready to flower.
    They've been getting earlier over the last few years.
    A bit behind this year.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 12th Jan 19, 1:06 PM
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    We usually spend up to 2k on greenhouse heating, so the sooner spring comes the better. Plus it'll be a lot easier to work.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 6th Feb 19, 2:25 PM
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    Quite Springlike for a couple of days recently down here.
    Fuzz of buds on some of the trees, I noticed today.
    • pdiggitydog
    • By pdiggitydog 7th Feb 19, 10:20 AM
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    Ahhhh I can't wait for spring, at least the days are getting longer and the mornings brighter! That's what cheers me up
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 7th Feb 19, 6:39 PM
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    I heard birds singing yesterday
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 7th Feb 19, 7:10 PM
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    One single primrose out that I've seen so far.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 7th Feb 19, 8:01 PM
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    I forgot, Spring means back to 7 day weeks.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 8th Feb 19, 5:21 AM
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    I don't like the spring. Bluddy gulls start to build their nests and get all squawky again. It's relatively quiet here from about September to February..
    Originally posted by Jemima FuddleCup
    Annoying aren't they. We live 24 miles from the nearest coast and still get them
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 8th Feb 19, 5:23 AM
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    Daffodils and Tulips are sprouting, so it's on be way!
    Originally posted by KxMx
    Spring started a few weeks ago here, with arrival of the daffodils in full bloom
    • tealady
    • By tealady 8th Feb 19, 6:55 AM
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    We get gulls here in the Midlands, about as far away from the sea as you can get. However I digress.
    For me spring is on its way when I see snowdrops in bloom, then spring "officially" starts with crocuses, then daffs and finally tulips.
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 10th Feb 19, 8:43 AM
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    My crocuses are trying but not making much headroom.

    The mornings are lighter now, getting properly light around 7am-ish and it's staying light later in the evening, the last dog walk is minus a torch now.
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 10th Feb 19, 10:22 AM
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    I'm still driving to work in the dark. I tend to think it's spring when I've been dazzled by the sunrise along the road.
    It's only a few days but miword it keeps coming as a surprise.
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