Six on Saturday, 5th February 2021

We have snow forecast for the end of the week, but it may not get this far west. Meanwhile spring continues to show her face.

1. Crocus, the yellow ones always bring a little bit of spring sunshine even on a grey day.


2. Willow catkins. This one is Salix x rubra I think. Always the first to show. And in recent years it seems to be coming out earlier than ever. I like the willows to be of use to emerging queen bumblebees – but this one is too early now.


3. Daffodil. Just two blooms so far. But more on the way.


4. Robin friend has already teamed up with a mate, but still comes for meal worms. We have also discovered that it likes raisins which we had left out for the blackbirds.


5. The bird feeders remain busy.

Blue tit

6. We have been doing quite a bit of apple and pear tree pruning. In some circumstances being quite extreme. Hoping for more fruit this year.

Pruned apple branch

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.

31 thoughts on “Six on Saturday, 5th February 2021

  1. Heyjude

    Looking at photos from this time last year I noticed that my early daffs are later this year. They are in bud, but last year at this date they were in flower. I sincerely hope that the really cold weather doesn’t make it this far west.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      You promoted me to check my photos from last year. Yes, our mini daffs were out this time last year too, and they are only just showing – so a later spring this year here too


    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      We had very little fruit last year and some of the trees had been poorly prunned previously (at least according to some you tube videos I watched). Hoping for more success this year:)


    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Me neither till recently – actually it is currants it is taking – they are a bit smaller. Not sure it would manage a sultana.



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