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Author Topic: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere  (Read 2811 times)

Leena

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2020, 08:29:51 AM »
Gabriela, you have snow to protect you plants now! :)
Here weather is very unusual. This should be the coldest time of year, yet there is no snow, and temperatures have been above freezing. I'm waiting when the real winter will start. This week is supposed to be colder, below freezing for several days, but no snow in forecast.
Many plants are well advanced, and I have tried to protect them from coming cold with dry leaves and spruce branches.
Here are three pictures from yesterday. You wouldn't think it is beginning of February in Finland!
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2020, 07:39:56 PM »
Indeed Leena, it looks very spring-like! It is so nice to have snowdrops and other buds but also very dangerous.
Hoping the weather doesn't get too cold later on.

Snow here arrived too late, we had extensive cold periods without it, and never ending rains. It was one of the wettest January on record for this region. Today 4C! lots of the snow already melted, the weird winter goes on....
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Leena

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2020, 08:35:24 AM »
Indeed Leena, it looks very spring-like! It is so nice to have snowdrops and other buds but also very dangerous.
Hoping the weather doesn't get too cold later on.

You are so right. Last night it was -8C, and it will be below zero all week. :(
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2020, 08:53:49 PM »
We're still in winter but the colors are all around the garden.
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2020, 09:43:57 PM »
It's been a real winter in my garden for the recent days.

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2020, 10:39:24 PM »
Indeed a real winter in the Balkans, wednesday i was in Hyeres, south of France, a little 24c Ophrys fusca in bloom everywhere.
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2020, 07:49:12 AM »
I bet not much action in Canada, Gabriela!

It's practically summer in Marseilles then! I love the creamy hellebore with veined and an exaggerated collar.  So pretty!

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2020, 08:42:19 PM »
Winter in the calendar but spring in our meadow garden:
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2020, 10:48:55 PM »
Kind of spring here also, but we never have a real winter where I live at the coast. A very long fall evolves gradually into a very long spring. This year we have had record breaking high temperatures, low pressure, high tides and wind! Today we had a few hours of sun. Here is a few pictures from last week. Some of the plants are a bit damaged by strong wind, rain and hail!

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2020, 10:51:01 PM »
A few more.

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2020, 12:46:00 AM »
I bet not much action in Canada, Gabriela!
It's practically summer in Marseilles then! I love the creamy hellebore with veined and an exaggerated collar.  So pretty!

You're right WSGR - the only action here is - more snow! :)) Even more than I showed in last pictures.

Rudi and Trond - Cyclamen and Galanthus lawn filled make for an amazing spring sight!
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2020, 09:00:19 AM »
A very long fall evolves gradually into a very long spring. This year we have had record breaking high temperatures, low pressure, high tides and wind!

It has been just like that also here, long autumn turning now into a slow cold spring with no actual winter.
Temperatures have not been as high here as in Norway, mostly between days  +3C to -3C at nights. No snow. Very unusual.
In south of Finland all the wet has been rain, but in Lapland it has been snow and there is really a lot of it this year.
Snowdrops are very slow to develop and flowers don't open in low temperatures, but I still love them. :)
First Eranthis are coming up in my garden and many other spring flowers are showing signs of waking up, and I try to protect them from cold nights.
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2020, 04:43:35 PM »
More rain and strong wind today. But before the rain started I was out taking one photograph. Pieris japonica in flower.

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The roe deer have been in my garden and munched all the dark flowers (crocuses and irises) and all the fresh foliage they found. 
Trond Hoy, gardening on the rainy west coast of Norway.

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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2020, 07:42:36 PM »
Leena and Trond - your ' winter' is indeed so unusual. Hopefully it will remain the same until the real spring.

Couldn't you have a fence around Trond? They can jump but maybe will deter them enough to go munch in another garden. The rabbits will do the same damage here in early spring.
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Re: February 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2020, 07:38:16 AM »
Leena and Trond - your ' winter' is indeed so unusual. Hopefully it will remain the same until the real spring.

Couldn't you have a fence around Trond? They can jump but maybe will deter them enough to go munch in another garden. The rabbits will do the same damage here in early spring.

Gabriela,

One part of me wish the winter will continue like it is now but another part don't! That's because we have stormy weather almost every other day with lots of rain. January was the wettest ever and February seems to be like it.

I have considered to build a fence but I think it is very difficult. The garden is anything but flat. Before all the new houses were built in the meadows behind us we had no problems with deer but now their new daily migration route is across our property.
Trond Hoy, gardening on the rainy west coast of Norway.

 

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