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These stunning photos look as though they have been taken in the Netherlands but in fact they show Britain’s last remaining bulb fields bursting into colour before Easter.

The pictures show the beautiful blooms brightening up the countryside at family-run Belmont Nurseries near King’s Lynn in Norfolk. The tulips have flowered two weeks early this year due to the mix of warm and wet weather throughout the Spring.

The vibrant fields are making their mark as the UK prepares for a warm and sunny Easter, with highs of 22C on Saturday, according to the Met Office. The start of the week is expected to see a mix of cloudy and sunny spells, with temperatures getting warmer as the week goes on. Today is expected to be fine and dry for most, with temperatures of 10 to 13C. Tomorrow (Tuesday) eastern parts will stay dry and bright, but breezy, and there will be some rain in western Scotland, the western Midlands and southern England. The Easter weekend is set to be largely dry with plenty of sunshine, but there will be a cooler breeze near the east coast.

Belmont Nurseries has been growing tulips for 16 years and supplies more than 20 million stems to supermarkets each year. They grow 37 different varieties and introduce new ones each year. (Jo Riley)

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