Hawke’s Bay: Spring flowers blossom early amid record winter temperatures

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An unusually-warm start to winter in Hawke’s Bay has seen some spring flowers blossom early such as daffodils, jonquils and tulips.

It comes as Hastings recorded what has now been confirmed as a new national temperature record for June, and the hottest ever recorded North Island winter temperature, with a reading of 25.7C on Monday.

Alfie’s Plant Barn in Hastings manager Marisa Thomson said some spring flower bulbs were “popping up early” due to the warmer weather for this time of year.

“A few of your spring flowering bulbs are peeking their heads up when they shouldn’t be just yet,” she said, of daffodils, jonquils and tulips.

Read more at nzherald.co.nz

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