In Pictures: Flowers bloom early as UK enjoys unseasonably warm weather

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People have been enjoying the spell of warm weather, which is set to bring temperatures in the UK this weekend close to the record for February.

Gardener Chris Orton, at the National Trust’s Wallington Hall, checks thousands of crocuses which have started to bloom weeks early
Gardener Chris Orton, at the National Trust’s Wallington Hall, checks thousands of crocuses which have started to bloom weeks early
A bee collects pollen at the National Trust’s Wallington Hall property, near Morpeth in Northumberland
A bee collects pollen at the National Trust’s Wallington Hall property, near Morpeth in Northumberland
A girl takes a photo of her dog with daffodils in St James’s Park, London
A girl takes a photo of her dog with daffodils in St James’s Park, London
A ewe with her lambs in a field in Northumberland
A ewe with her lambs in a field in Northumberland
A gardener attends to plants inside a greenhouse
A gardener attends to plants inside a greenhouse
The sun rises over the North Sea near Whitley Bay, as a spell of warm weather this weekend is set to bring temperatures in parts of the UK close to records for February
The sun rises over the North Sea near Whitley Bay, as a spell of warm weather this weekend is set to bring temperatures in parts of the UK close to records for February
Fog hides the trees at Windsor Great Park in Berkshire
Fog hides the trees at Windsor Great Park in Berkshire