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Spring  In England, After the Worst Winter Ever Recorded!

By NEILMUIR1
March 8, 2011

After untold snow and ice, winter finally left and we had nearly two weeks of mild weather. Then the cold winds started and rain with it for what seems an age now. Unable to go out and do anything. I vowed that the first dry day we have, I would go out and get some pictures. That day was today and it was surprising to say the least. Snowdrops, still out with Magnolia, are just about to go into full flower. What a strange spring!

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Name: Sharon
Milwaukee, Wisc
Charter ATP Member
sassygranng
Mar 9, 2011 7:24 PM CST
It's so nice to see green and flowering trees and plants, we had 4 inches of wet snow today .I'm so ready for spring . Thank you for all the lovely pics !!!!! It gives me hope!! .sharon
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Mar 9, 2011 7:33 PM CST
Dear Sharon, I am most pleased that in some way it might have cheered you up!
I have two members from Milwaukee, Wisc, and they seem to have been having a rough time there. So although for us we did have a bad winter I know it gives them some pleasure to see the spring flowers of England, although they are not at there best yet!
Kindest Regards from England.
Neil.
Some pictures I got this morning.
Snowdrops and some Primroses with a red Acer (Japanese maple) in the foreground.
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Blue Polyanthus and a creamy yellow one!
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Pink Hyacinths and white Crocus.
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Red Tulips and a yellow and red one.
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Yellow Tulips and Blue Hyacinths, with a pink one!
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Beautiful Crocus and white Hyacinths.
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Pheasant eye narcissus, and a stunning Tulip!
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There will be more tomorrow that I have taken today!
Name: Sharon
Milwaukee, Wisc
Charter ATP Member
sassygranng
Mar 14, 2011 10:57 AM CST
Just beautiful!! I have heard from a friend over there it was really a bad winter . It's good to see that spring is ready to get started ,but here we still have snow but it is melting ! I think winter was bad all around . Your photos are beautiful I also enjoy your articles,THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!...Sharon
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Mar 14, 2011 11:21 AM CST
Dear Sharon, a pleasure!
Regards and I hope all is well with you?
Neil.
Name: Sharon
Milwaukee, Wisc
Charter ATP Member
sassygranng
Mar 18, 2011 10:40 PM CST
Hi, Yes the snow is melting ,the sun was shining and about 60 degress , now on the downside it going to get cold again . Thats Wisconsin weather ,but got spring fever started seeds planted tomatos peppers zinnias , morning glories , will pick up more seed starter cell paks tomorrow and plant what ever I can ....Have a great day,...sharon
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Mar 19, 2011 9:58 AM CST
Dear Sharon, that is something to look forward to. Still cold on a night here but the sun is out today.
Regards.
Neil.
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Name: Sharon
Milwaukee, Wisc
Charter ATP Member
sassygranng
Mar 19, 2011 11:18 AM CST
Thats a beautiful tree. What kind? You take great pics....Sharon
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Mar 19, 2011 12:12 PM CST
Dear Sharon, the tree is a star Magnolia or Magnolia stellata
I took these this morning of Magnolias in the spring sunshine! These are Magnolia soulangeana the saucer shaped Magnolia
Regards.
Neil.
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