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First sign of spring? Daffodils in bloom weeks ahead of schedule in Hopton

Fantastic show delights residents in Hopton

Daffodils flowering at Hopton

With the weather wet and gloomy there is finally some brighter news: the daffodils are out weeks ahead of schedule.

Residents in Hopton, who run the Hopton in Bloom project, are delighted with the show in Hopton Lane.

Chris Breare, of the group, said: “They were planted some time ago by Simon Dedman and usually flower in February or even March.

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“They are the February Gold variety and it’s lovely to see them here so early”.

In Huddersfield, thousands of crocus bulbs planted out by Kirklees Council are already pushing through the grass verges.

The news comes after the wettest December on record in Huddersfield for 100 years.

A massive 218mm (8.72 inches) rain fell on the town, beaten only by the 196mm in 1915.

Traditionally the UK daffodil season starts in March and finishes towards the end of April. The biggest selling days for the flower is on Mothers' Day and Easter.

Have your daffs or crocuses bloomed early? If so then send us your snaps.



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