It looks like we will have to be patient for a little while longer yet before Spring kicks in properly. Two weeks ago it seemed like the new season was going to be upon us. Although the day length times have improved the temperatures are still in the low teens at best. For general growth patterns to improve the temperatures must consistently be above 12'c. This will then warm the soils up and lead to consistent growth.
First signs of Spring
The Hawthorn is one of the first trees to come into leaf at this time of the year. As you can see from the photo above the leaf is only just pushing through !!