Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring is going to be a stunner


According to a news item on the BBC, the consolation prize for our long hard winter is going to be a stunning spring.

Matthew Oates, the National Trust's conservation advisor, says
One of the problems with early, rushed springs is the flowers and butterflies then get clobbered by foul and abusive [spring] weather

By contrast a late spring following a cold winter means the animals have all had a proper hibernation, and plants emerge over a longer period in successive waves. I hope he's right. I've had about as much manky weather as I can stand.

3 comments:

Kitty said...

Well, good. Bring it on.

I'm waiting.

(...and the daffs in the border opposite are yellowing up but have still NOT yet bust out into flower!)

Plus: Thanks for that Vivaldi moment, I needed that :)

Warm hugs and quiches from Kitty

Matron said...

Oh, I hope so! lots of trees and plants are set back with late frosts just when they are thinking of getting going. I hope they progress well in this lovely, warm Spring weather.

Lynda said...

Still no daffs for me - and still wet and cold weather - where is the spring sun coming to us in the hills of North Wales?.....

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