I have used some hours this sunday with reasonable good weather to "tour" my property! (little more than 1/2 acre) Lots of promising plants have appeared as the snow has completely disappeared. Here are some of the plants awaking to life:
I'm jealous! Not much signs around here...dropped to -4 C last night so everything is frozen solid this morning.
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
1800 mm precipitation per year
We haven't had freezing temperatures for a week or two, and will not have the oncoming week either. That's why I think it is better to live here than in Oslo! There they have warmer summers but not as long season as we have here.
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Here's the Ypsilandra today and a companion.