Early signs of spring

By Ross Findon

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Early signs of spring

Daffodils at All Saints Church, Godshill. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

SIGNS of spring have already sprung up around the Isle of Wight.

In Godshill these daffodils have brought some brightness to a bank outside All Saints Church.

Gardeners have also reported seeing caterpillars weeks earlier than expected, while flowers including geraniums and trees such as hazels have bloomed early.

Have you spotted signs of spring? Please send your pictures to editor@iwcp.co.uk or tweet us @iwcponline

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk


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by Russell Palin

21st January 2014, at 22:34:15

The polar vortex has gone South to the USA again so its game on for the storms again I am afraid. Lets hope that they miss us this time, which is possible. Next week the jet stream will do its business again.
Must point out that I am not an expert in weather forecasting, just a bit interested in the more nasty sorts weather in a geekish sort of way LOL
Like I said shredded Daffodils(sorry)

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by Russell Palin

21st January 2014, at 22:24:13

Just think Lee the Six Million Dollar man 1976.

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by Mike Crowe

21st January 2014, at 17:52:09

Paul, now don't tell everybody, but a news story?


I saw a flight of pigs being prepared for the take off in the backwoods of Godshill today.

You didn't hear it from me

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by Paul Strauss

21st January 2014, at 16:11:07

A chipmunk on the run in Shanklin. A daffodil spotted in Godshill. Caterpillars a week earlier than expected. Rumours of an actual news story at the IWCP offices . . . strange times.

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by Russell Palin

21st January 2014, at 12:39:29

The weather is still on a windy rainy pattern "they say". Next week it will get bad again according to some of the weather agency's computer models, so I think we will see more daffodils, but they might get blown to bits LOL
You know what when Spring does actually get here, in March I bet it snows then just to rub it in LOL
Still think this Summer will be like 1976....we will see.

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