The UK National Trust has predicted an early and fantastic display of bluebells this year following the mild and dry start to 2011.

 According to Met Office reports, after an exceptionally cold December, the coldest for more than a century, bluebells are beginning to bloom a couple of weeks earlier than usual following the mildest February in nearly a decade and the driest March for 40 years that had higher than average sunshine levels.

Below are some of the latest and previous years' photos of the Bluebells: