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BLOOMING AMAZING.

DAFFODILS are blooming four months early because our miserable summer has fooled them into thinking winter has been and gone.

The spring flower is in full bloom at the National Botanic Garden in Carmarthenshire.

Laura Davies, senior horticulturist at the Garden said: "The plants can be forgiven for being confused by the seasons.

"This year was the most topsy-turvy year we've had.

"There was a long hot spring when April was like June, followed by a record-breaking wet summer and then a long, dry, very mild autumn.

"And it's not just the daffodils that are now confused.

"Here at the garden, we've had violets flowering in October, a poppy out for Remembrance Day, a grape hyacinth in November and quite a few primulas basking in the autumn sunshine at the beginning of this month."
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 9, 2008
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