January. The Christmas lights are down, fireworks from New Year's celebrations are a fading memory and the weather is grey. It is typically a drab month, when sun worshippers pine for the longer days of summer. It is also not a month normally associated with flowers, except this year it is. The results from the annual New Year's Day flower hunt revealed that 368 species are in flower across the UK, normally it is between 20 and 30!