Pics from the official first day of Spring!

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Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Post by cordyman » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:29 pm

Taken on mobile so not great quality but what a start to Spring icon_cheers



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Local weir spilling out a very full river with the sun beating down...

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First sun roof open of 2014 icon_cheers

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Daffs at back of garden

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oesteospumum and gazanias made it through winter and flowering again today
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Two t-rexes in the unheated poly already making a move

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Re: Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Post by fern Rob » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:46 pm

Always fun spring, so much horticulturally can be planned for, already got many plants on order.
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Re: Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:09 am

Was a sunny day I will grant you, but the coldest for over 3 weeks. A definite winter chill :| Certainly no windows open in the truck today, and heater on.
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Re: Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Post by Wilza » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:47 am

Yes, alot colder the last couple of days, had a sharp frost friday night! I made the mistake of putting a brugmansia out to get some sun, put a sack over it and it seems ok.


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Post by multim » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:28 am

Gees Dave, it was not cold around here. 10c sunny and calm....too warm for a coat. Many overwintered plants go out during the day and return inside for the night. Keep your ears to the forecast and realise that (around here) that a low of plus 2c means a low of minus point 5c.
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Re: Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Post by kata » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:28 am

Was a very cold day here yesterday,

After shopping I went to look at my newly potted up plants. The black Agapanthus I bought late last year is moving, Pink Beauty Peony the same (new). My Tete-a - tetes are out, Daffs will follow shortly.

All potted up in good manure and compost. Standard Rose trees now in leaf.

Great pic shots as always Cordy!

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Post by otorongo » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:41 pm

Wilza wrote:Yes, alot colder the last couple of days, had a sharp frost friday night! I made the mistake of putting a brugmansia out to get some sun
I didn't make the mistake of moving my brugs inside for the winter :lol: Second winter in a row outside, so far so good.

Here is me celebrating the 1st of March, ~60th day of Spring:

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Today, the 2nd of March, I can't even stand an hour in the garden and I'm wearing 5 thermal shirts and a fleece... The temps are similar to yesterday, but there is no sun :(


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Post by jungle jas » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:28 pm

I remember the first day of spring 2 years ago, I posted on here I had a barbecue in my garden with a temperature of 28.4C. icon_sunny What a difference a year or two makes. :roll: icon_thumright
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Post by cordyman » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:36 pm

Seems like a really mixed day across the UK yesterday, I guess if you got the sun it was warm, but like today with no sun its chilly :cry:
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Wilza wrote:Yes, alot colder the last couple of days, had a sharp frost friday night! I made the mistake of putting a brugmansia out to get some sun
I didn't make the mistake of moving my brugs inside for the winter :lol: Second winter in a row outside, so far so good.

Here is me celebrating the 1st of March, ~60th day of Spring:

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Today, the 2nd of March, I can't even stand an hour in the garden and I'm wearing 5 thermal shirts and a fleece... The temps are similar to yesterday, but there is no sun :(

LOL! topless sun bathing 1st March, howtobeatthecold.com icon_thumleft
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Re: Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Post by cordyman » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:39 pm

jungle jas wrote:I remember the first day of spring 2 years ago, I posted on here I had a barbecue in my garden with a temperature of 28.4C. icon_sunny What a difference a year or two makes. :roll: icon_thumright

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh the March heatwave what a sauna that was icon_thumleft Didn't recall it being so early in March though, thought it was latter end?


edit: was this the heatwave >

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Re: Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Post by Blairs » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:40 pm

otorongo wrote: I didn't make the mistake of moving my brugs inside for the winter :lol: Second winter in a row outside, so far so good.

Here is me celebrating the 1st of March, ~60th day of Spring:

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Today, the 2nd of March, I can't even stand an hour in the garden and I'm wearing 5 thermal shirts and a fleece... The temps are similar to yesterday, but there is no sun :(
You should be a Russian. I worked in Russia a few years ago and in Petersburg locals sunbathe at the Neva banks. To give you an idea (http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2013/0 ... etersburg/). Both sexes strip down like it is a sunny beach and sunbathe on top of the ice. It can be quite sheltered by the walls and must be a heat trap. To give you an idea in 2010 it took till late April for the ice to melt but it quickly rocketed up to 30C+ and the yellow grass went as quick to a deep green with the long day light. It is on the same/slightly north latitude as the Shetlands.


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Re: Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Post by jungle jas » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:23 pm

I can't say I recommend an early start to the year, as I remember it rained for the rest of the year. :lol: We didnt have the girl with the surfboard either. :( icon_thumright
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Re: Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Post by fern Rob » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:22 am

seems to have cooled down now its spring :(
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Re: Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Post by RogerBacardy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:01 pm

otorongo wrote: Here is me celebrating the 1st of March, ~60th day of Spring:

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Thought you'd be browner with the way you go on!

This is me, early in the morning on Sat the 1st of March when it was 2.5C. I was doing a 5k run and approaching the finish line. Like yourself, Otrongo, I often go about dressed like it's summer (when it's not)! :)

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Re: Pics from the official first day of Spring!

Post by The Codfather » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:46 am

A parkrun ?
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