Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Ninth Annual Coucou

Nine years....

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This is easily the earliest of the cowslip photos we have taken for our annual post, two weeks earlier than the previous earliest cowslip photo, and over a month earlier than in 2009. I am not sure if the fact that we have been doing this for nine years is more amazing than how early this year the photo is or not.
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A Historical Update: We've had an email from someone who was browsing the blog and realised that we mentioned his grandfather. The post that got his attention was the one about us buying two pieces of old correspondence relating to Désiré Poupineau selling potatoes. Seed and grain merchant Poupineau was the owner of our house and barn in the mid-20th century, and he was offering to sell potatoes to Louis Menin, the grandfather of the reader who wrote to us. For all the additional information he provided please revisit the original post.

6 comments:

  1. We have not seen any yet but will have alook down in the woods... If it stops raining!!!

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    1. I expect they will quite like the squishy conditions.

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  2. We haven't seen any around here yet this year.

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    1. I think at this time of year you just have to be lucky to be in the right place and spot one in flower.

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  3. We went to take a look in the woods but the best we found were only just showing their buds in the base of the rosette - as are the ones here in the garden. Your specimen is much more advanced. Quite amazing!

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    1. This one's in Niall and Antoinette's garden.

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