The amount of rainfall has been appallingly low. We had only 7 millimetres in February. Last year we had 44 and the year before 38.
The snowdrops were delayed. The first one was seen on the 23rd January but it and its buddies soon hit the frost and the real flowering appeared on the 28/29 February.
Nearly all winter vegetables in the garden were killed. Brussels sprouts pulled through. The roses which were planted last autumn have been seriously damaged and possibly some have died. This is a terrible shame because they were a special planting to commemorate my wife's birthday.
No celandines appeared before March and of course the early flowering plum tree is still shut up tight even as I write this on the 10th March.
No migrating cranes (birds) have been seen during these two months.