First rose in flower in February
Hope Bagot Village
The name primrose derives from the Latin form prima rosa, consisting of prima, "first" and rosa, "rose". So with primroses out in flower in the lanes of Hope Bagot in mid-late February we can say that the first roses are out. But we are still in late winter - not early spring - we have another month to go before we can breathe easy. Just as a reminder here's a couple of pictures of the Beast from the East when it arrived in Hope Bagot in March last year.
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Hope Bagot, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 3AF