“The ground temperature is still extremely warm … (plants) like plenty of rain which has been almost non-stop. They think: ‘Winter’s over, let’s start to flower.'”
He said dandelions, daffodils and snowdrops had been early this year.
“The snowdrops were out before Christmas, which is absolutely crazy, so there’s lots of stuff which is bursting into bloom well ahead of schedule,” he added.
Source: BBC News