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Despite a frigid winter, flowers are beginning to bloom in the UK

by webdev

February 18, 2011

After a deep freeze plagued many areas of the UK earlier this winter, many were preparing for a later-than-usual arrival of spring.

However, a return to more normal wintertime temperatures over the last month has put the seasons back on schedule, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper reports that the annual Valentine's Day flower count done by gardeners and volunteers for the National Trust in Devon and Cornwall recorded 1,395 plants in 16 gardens - an increase of 25 percent compared to the previous year.

National Trust gardeners say that this winter's freezing temperatures hit at a time when flower buds were at their tightest, giving plants the most protection to make a good recovery when temperatures started to rise.

"Comparing the number of plants across our gardens on a set day every year gives us a real insight into how our gardens respond to weather patterns. It also gives us a useful barometer for the season ahead," The National Trust's Mike Calnan told

Experts say the increase in blooming flowers may indicate that it will be an early spring this year.

Whether or not spring is right around the corner, sending flowers to a friend, family member or business associate can help brighten any day.

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