Ready your gazebo as spring has arrived early

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Those who own thatched gazebos may want to ready them for finer weather as spring appears to have arrived early.

There has been a 17 per cent increase in the number of flowering plants and bulbs in bloom suggesting that this year's spring is arriving earlier than 2010, according to the annual flower count in National Trust gardens.

The Trust's Valentine's Day flower count has been conducted by gardeners and volunteers in Devon and Cornwall every February for the last five years.

This year's count recorded 1,395 plants in 16 gardens in Devon and Cornwall compared to just 1,115 last year representing an increase of 25 per cent.

People may wish to consider selecting some suitable plants and flowers to decorate their gazebo with now that spring is here.

Mike Calnan, head of gardens and parks at the National Trust, said: "Comparing the number of plants across our gardens on a set day every year gives us a real insight into how our gardens respond to weather patterns."

Posted by Martin Corby   - 18 February 2011
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