Mild winter or Global Warming?

Or maybe global warming leading to a mild winter?  It has certainly had a weird effect in my garden.  I had a rose out on 1st January.  It wasn’t perfect but it was fully out.

Another rose

Another rose

This one, from the same rose bush, was open in the middle of January.  Also in the middle of January snowdrops were out.

Snowdrops are out

Snowdrops are out

Snowdrops do come out early but not usually as early as this and the cyclamen were still out – not frost damaged yet – and the primroses were out as well.  Mind you I do tend to have primroses out most of the year at different places in the garden.

Cyclamen, snowdrops and primroses

Cyclamen, snowdrops and primroses

The daffodils are also showing buds, but haven’t yet come out – it is much too early, but they seem to be working on it!

Buds forming on daffodils

Buds forming on daffodils

I have noticed that there is a green haze (leaves opening) on the honeysuckle too.

All much too early, but there has been almost no frost or cold weather.  Hope they don’t all get killed in later frosts or snow!

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