This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Monday, 2 March 2015

Spring has sprung with snow

A cold start to March; and a cold start to Spring. 

Spring started on 1st March, based on the meteorological calendar. The seasons are defined as Spring (March, April, May), Summer (June, July, August), Autumn (September, October, November) and Winter (December, January, February).

It's feeling way too cold to be Spring, with snow falling this morning. 
Above: crocus covered in a dusting of fresh snow. 
Above: Dogwood/cornus looks really vibrant with a snowy backdrop! A great Winter shrub-framework with brightly coloured stems.
Above: Carex grass, I think this one is called 'frosted curls'.
Above: Carex buchananii bronze coloured grass.
I think I prefer the 20th March for the official beginning of Spring (astronomical calendar)!
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  1. Great photos, Kelli. Very clever! That's more snow than we had all Winter too.

  2. Goodness, more snow - it seems to have missed us this time. But it does lend itself to great pictures.

  3. The only snow here were a sprinkling of pretty flakes drifting down and disappearing.

  4. We are counting the days for Spring's offical arrival, aren't we? However, we know that winter will linger on. It has been very cold, not a lot of snow; much of it h as melted away and more is supposed to be on its way. I am growing weary of being cooped up. Ireland looks very cold, too.

  5. I hope this is the last of the snow for this season and that Spring does come now!