Daffodil shoots in late December

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  1. Gail-Steman

    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Well yesterday I saw daffodil shoots around the birch tree on the front garden and couldn't believe my eyes ...totally shocked :eek: so I got my other half to take a shot tonight :rofl:

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  3. Kazzawazza

    Kazzawazza Seedling

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    It’s been quite a mild winter so far. Plenty of time yet for snow.
     
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    They'll hunker down again when the weather decides to get serious. You are in England aren't you Gail? I am guessing your winters are relatively mild?
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Yes I know mate but it's a shame come april if bad weather strikes quick :(
    Yes Mary i'm in the England :(...and our winter so fare as been mild but usually temps drop in October and there's usually snow now but last winter was bad for we all, freezing temps going up and down people losing plants myself including but so fare it's been mild...very unusual :)
     



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    Gail I have daffies coming up too. Even if the weather gets really severe they still manage to put on a good show come spring. We've only had one fall of snow that lay (but melted quickly) so maybe the daffodils will be flowering earlier than usual.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Eileen I hope they do for we both...this years weather as been very weird...extreme heat to mild winter, we've most likely got the worse to come.:(
     
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    Gail, our paperwhites are up, and are about 12" tall. Of course, we are in Texas, and paperwhites (narcissus) are very hardy. We have a clump of dwarf daffodils and they are showing above ground, also. Since daffodils and paperwhites are bulb plants, I think that even if there is harsh weather, we'll still see blooms!
     
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    They have been coming up in my lottie for the past month and a half. It is crazy, isn't it.
    They ought to be alright though.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Jane I just hope we all still get a nice show :)
    Hi Sjoerd it is crazy your right but apparently come January we have some bad weather hitting us as Kazza sent me this link :eek:

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/weat...st-from-the-east-snow-warning-new-year-travel
     
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    In the previous decade I saw the tips of daffodils on the first Saturday in January.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Now I can't recall seeing them in January but it's weather they recover :(
     
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    Petronius Young Pine

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    @Gail-Steman, These daffodils did okay. There was snow during that winter. The daffodils hardly grew until the proper time in the Spring. They bloomed nicely.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Well I hope they do...as I always no it's early signs with those coming through then my weeping willow is next with it's white buds before flowering.
     
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    I noticed that last year some of my daffodils only had leaves and no flowers. Why is this and do I need to dig them up?
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Kazza the one year I had them grow through in april like they should without some of them flowering...I haven't touched mine and they're still growing with more coming out :rolleyes:
     
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