It maybe the weather but some neighbours are definitely leaving their lawns for longer – result. If they leave them an extra week that is a 30% reduction in energy use, and flowers available for the pollinators.
My flowers are coming out now – Californian Poppies, flax, cosmos, begonias and soon nasturtiums. Thyme is always in flower and I have let the dill in the greenhouse go to seed as I do not eat much of it anyway. Fennel seems to be spreading along the road gutter to the east!