A Sidcup woman has been surprised by a patch of daffodils blooming in October - several months ahead of their usual spring arrival.

Susanne Turner, 58, was shocked when the flowers came out in a flowerbed beside her house, and the amateur horticulturalist has no idea how the bizarre blossoming has happened.

The former bank employee said she planted about 30 bulbs a few years ago outside her house and they’ve only ever flowered in spring.

Susanne, of Chaucer Road, said: “As you can tell from the weeds I’m not that great a gardener.

“I didn’t do anything, I just planted them and left them to themselves.

“Obviously the weather has been good, or whether it’s the leaves around them keeping them warm, I don’t know, I didn’t do a thing.

“It’s the first time I have seen them in October. I was amazed when I saw them in bloom.

"There’s lots of green shoots, I would probably say there are about 20 or 30 bulbs.

"I planted them a couple of years ago. The only thing I did is water.

"I have read that when they bloom, don’t cut them because it disturbs the bulbs, so I let them go brown and back into the bulbs."