Mild winters leads to rush to pick daffodil crop

Agricultural workers in Jersey are rushing to pick their daffodil crop before it turns.

Daffodil growers say another mild winter has seen their flowers bloom early.

Recent unpredictable weather patterns in the Channel Islands, with the hottest, coldest, wettest and driest days recorded makes planning planting very difficult.

Farmer, Charlie Gallichan says another mild winter has seen flowers bloom early Credit: ITV Channel TV

Growers say they are still recovering from the Beast from the East in spring 2018, which saw up to 8cm of snow, heavy winds and ice hit the Bailiwicks.

The timing of the deep freeze damaged bulbs in the ground, and farmers are still seeing yields affected.

Mr Gallichan says he expects to see his crop return to normal next year, conditions permitting.