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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The cold delays flowering

Since 2006 the National Trust has conducted a flower count each February in Devon and Cornwall to provide an annual snapshot of how the changing climate is affecting plants.

It shows the impact of the cold January that 1,115 plants were recorded in flower this year compared to 3,335 in 2008 when the highest count was recorded. Plants have been delayed by up to a month.

This year other National Trust Gardens have joined in with Nyman's in West Sussex recording the highest number of plants in bloom (101) outside of Devon and Cornwall.

Anglesey Abbey is 2-3 weeks behind schedule which could mean good displays well into March. I may have to go back for a second look!

1 comment:

Liz said...

It's been a strange year, some of mine are very early when others are around the same as last year.

My Snowdrops last year didn't flower until the end of Feb, this year they were up at the end of Jan...