Spring has sprung in Queanbeyan

FLOWERS are starting to bloom, the bees are buzzing and there's a warmth in the air and that can only mean one thing: spring has arrived.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Sean Carson said Queanbeyanites can expect a relatively "warm and dry spring".

"Spring is traditionally one of the wettest times of the year especially with thunderstorms towards the second half of the season," Mr Carson said.

"However, the current outlook is at odds with any heavy rainfall. It looks like it will be below average while favouring drier conditions. There also looks to be a 65 per cent chance of above average temperatures."

Morning frosts are expected to be less frequent but the meteorologist is quick to add there's still a chance to glimpse a last bit of snow.

"It was only back in 2012, when about 10 centimetres of snow fell in Bungendore and I believe possibly in some parts of Queanbeyan."

Mr Carson said spring was a bit of a mixed bag with a combination of warm and cold weather but this will stabilise as we move closer to summer.

"Spring is also traditionally the windiest season especially from September through to about mid-October," he said.

"It also lays claim to the biggest temperature variations through the day, as much as 25 degrees different. An example of that is -2 overnight, right up to 23 degrees during the day."

Average temperatures in September will hover around 3 - 16 degrees; October 6 - 19 degrees and November 9 - 23 degrees.

One person who is looking forward to spring is Queanbeyan City Council gardener Alan Neal.

"It's a very busy time, you've got to prepare your beds and plan what you've got to plant," he said.

He and the team have been tending to the various beds around town, planting thousands of bulbs and waiting in anticipation for their hard work to finally come to fruition.

Mr Neal can't wait to start work on the town's newest garden at Waniassa Street. Plantings should take place in the next fortnight.

"We have a Federation Star design. Each point of the star represents a different state and each state will hopefully have its own plants," he said.

"So when you go around the star, you can go to the NSW section and see what grows native to that state."

Workers have also kept busy setting up the ANZAC commemorative garden in Moore Park which will feature three different rose varieties.

There will be 100 signature RSL roses described as a deep burgundy in colour with a flash of peach

in the middle as well as a bed of Red Cross Roses to mark the organisation's centenary and peace roses that are creamy, pink in colour.

For the time being, residents can enjoy the sights of spring down the main street and local attractions.

"If you go to the Visitor's Centre, our pansies are in flower, the osmanthus and hyacinth are all blooming at the moment and have a beautiful scent,"Mr Neal said.

"Over at the Sensory Garden, we've got daphnes in bloom and that smells absolutely gorgeous."

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