Daffodils are spotted... on New Year's Day!

Swathes of daffodils have bloomed across the country despite freezing temperatures and snow in the run up to Christmas.

The bizarre occurrence has been recorded on New Year's Day in both Woolton, Liverpool and Lyme Regis, West Dorset.

In December, similar scenes were reported in Cornwall and Kent, with passers-by none the wiser as to whether the flowers were either very early or very late.

Amelie, 9, discovers very early daffodils in her garden at Lyme Regis

Amelie, 9, poses with daffodils (left) in her garden at Lyme Regis, West Dorset, while a similar scene was witnessed in a park at Woolton, Liverpool (right)

The phenomenon is the latest in a list of peculiar events, with a report by the National Trust suggesting that the four seasons are merging more than ever

The phenomenon is the latest in a list of peculiar events, with a report by the National Trust suggesting that the four seasons are merging more than ever

This ‘blurring’ of the seasons, brought on by a mild start to winter and a damp summer, has confused plants, birds and bees, the National Trust has said

This ‘blurring’ of the seasons, brought on by a mild start to winter and a damp summer,

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