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1st Flower in Scotland!

Blooming daffodil.
First flower in scotland.
Flowers at Eyton Primary.
Daffodil trumpet.
Crocus flower - just before opening.

Congratulations to Gordon Primary School for sending in the 1st flower record for Scotland! Despite having problems with vandalism this week they have manged to re-pot thier flowers and send in their records. Truely fantastic scientists - keeping at the work despite the dissapointment - well done Gordon Primary!

By looking at the map and the flowering dates it seems that the flowering has slowly moved across the the country from the South West to the North East. But that many of the areas far from the sea are still waiting for flowers.

Question for the week: Why do spring flowers near the coast open earlier than those inland? I will reveal the answer next week.

All my flowers have opened now and at the weekend it really felt like spring. The sun was shining and my daffodils were blooming. It really made me happy to think that the most of the winter is now behind us and we can look forward to the summer! The flowers have also opened in Eyton Primary - thanks for the pic.

Slug attack! Some of my daffodils have been eaten by slugs -see pic.This hasn't happened to me before - very annoying. I took the slugs down the bottom of my garden far away from my daffodils. Fingers crossed they will keep off.

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