A very early season

The season in 2016 is a very early one. Last autumn was very mild and extremely wet in the North of England. As a result daffodil foliage emerged very early through the ground, in the plunge bed  or in the cold alpine house.

Here are just a few un-cropped photographs from the last day of January or previously. Click on the photograph to expand it.

The first photograph of Narcissus assoanus was taken on 17 November 2015. I have never had this species in flower previously before the end of February

Narcissus assoanus

Narcissus assoanus

Narcissus asturiensis

Narcissus asturiensis

Narcissus bujei

Narcissus bujei

Narcissus calcicola

Narcissus calcicola

Narcissus cantabricus

Narcissus cantabricus

Narcissus cantabricus

Narcissus cantabricus

Narcissus hispanicus

Narcissus hispanicus

Narcissus lusitanicus

Narcissus lusitanicus

N. triandrus pallidulus

N. triandrus pallidulus

AW 2759 Anne Wright 'Candlepower' x N. cyclamineus

AW 2759
Anne Wright
Candlepower x cycla’neus

'Kholmes' Glenbrook Bulb Farm bulbocodiumxcantabricus

‘Kholmes’
Glenbrook Bulb Farm
bulbocodiumxcantabricus

'Mondieu' Glenbrook Bulb Farm N. romieuxii seedling

‘Mondieu’
Glenbrook Bulb Farm
N. romieuxii seedling

'Peseta' Raised by Jon Blanchard 'Ringstead x N. dubius

‘Peseta’
Raised by Jon Blanchard
‘Ringstead x N. dubius

‘Peseta’ Raised by Jon Blanchard ‘Ringstead x N. dubius

‘Peseta’
Raised by Jon Blanchard
‘Ringstead x N. dubius

'Spoirot'

‘Spoirot’
Glenbrook Bulb Farm
bulbocodiumxcantabricus

'Treble Chance' Potterton and Martin . N. romieuxii selection

‘Treble Chance’
Potterton and Martin
N. romieuxii selection

Standing Ground at Wrenthorpe

Standing Ground
at
Wrenthorpe

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3 Responses to A very early season

  1. Rae Beckwith says:

    Thanks for the early update James. There are never two seasons the same and 2016 may well prove the point. Good luck to everyone for the season ahead and I look forward to seeing many of you at the AGM at Pilley.
    Kind regards.
    Rae.

  2. Anne Wright says:

    You are way ahead of me, James! I wonder if it’s because I was later with my autumn watering last year?

  3. Jackie Petherbridge says:

    What a lovely show and so early for the North of England.
    Thanks for posting

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