NigelP wrote: ↑
08 Apr 2020, 13:31
Spring has finally arrived in North Yorkshire.
Daffs are blooming plums and damsons all have blossom and our bird cherry tree blossomed today.
Ha..! Do you have colour Tv up that way yet ?
Daffs well dead here, blackthorn finished ages ago, cherry plums / prunis finished ages ago, apple, pear, cherry, dandelion all in full flower, hawthorn just opening. 7C today and 0C forecast. Warm winter has made everything flower early, bees stuck in doors with freezing North and Easterly winds. All my garlic leaves have gone brown with wind burn. Bees clustered down and I am feeding syrup to keep them going for now. Its gonna be a sh!t year here. Friend of mine has lost 16 colonies. Its been awful. Looking back at my fishing records over 38 years its been the coldest, wettest late winter / spring ever here. My Farmer is feeding beets now to the sheep which he would normally feed in January and still hasn't put the beef cattle out to graze as the grass is so weak. Night time temps in my 8M poly tunnel average 2C even with 2 x 200 litre water butts which act as heat sinks during the day.
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