As I predicted recently my King Alfred daffodils have started to flower and more jonquils are also on the way.
In Australia we plant our bulbs in April and May for flowers in August and September. However, nobody mentioned that to these Jonquils which decided they wanted to flower now. These are from bulbs that have been in the ground for several years now and they have got more and more out of sync with the seasons.
What a topsy-turvy week of weather we’ve had. Torrential rain, snow, frost, fog and then on Saturday a warm sunny day that felt a lot like spring. The first jonquils and daffodils are starting to appear. Here are some in my garden.
It was a wild old weekend here in the Huon Valley, wild winds, lashings of rain and temperatures hovering around eight degrees celsius. This afternoon the sun came out for a while so Polly, Cindy and I went out to enjoy it in the back garden. Polly is only allowed outside when one of us is with her and she usually doesn’t stay out long but Cindy was happy to potter around while I snapped a few pictures. I took this photo of jonquils which have just started to flower. I know the daffodils will be along soon.
All too soon the temperature dropped and the clouds came over again so we went back inside but at least we got our daily dose of vitamin D.