These three photographs were taken at the beginning of March this year and are due to the Gulf stream, a warm ocean current that flows from the Mexican gulf, across the Atlantic and up the west coast of the British Isles.
A collection of Daffodils and Hyacinth blooming in front of this Skipton N. Yorkshire home.
With a latitude of 54.77 N. Durham UK is further north than Edmonton Canada 53.55 N. Yet this Hellebore is in full bloom.
My favourite is this combination of Lavender (foreground) and Rosemary. They are huge and happily overwintering in this small front garden in Richmond N. Yorkshire.