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The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:17

I like the triandrus sort. Like a bunch all together. This one is  Grand primo. I bought it half price in the christmas bulb sale, so it may be earlier next year. It has a really thick stem and up to 12 flowers on each stem.

 I'm going to put the bulbs amongst the grasses in my wild flower bit for next year.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:12

 Mixed bunch picked from the garden

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:06

As  the daffodils are now in their full glory, I thought we should have a picture thread of members own daffs, or members own photos of mass plantings in public places.

Please no photos nicked off the internet.

These are my pots of daffs, to be seen from the living room.



Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:01

Asparagus are normally grown in a bed of soil specially prepared. They prefer a sandier soil than clay. I wouldn't attempt to grow them in a pot except for ornamental purposes.


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:10

I hope your mum is ok, verdun. Does she live close by,or are you going to be doing a lot of travelling about? 



Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:17

Have you worked out what a  "Fat Rascal" is yet, Verdun?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:17

I think that was me. My OH always refers to the seed catalogues as garden porn.

I've just mentally spent a few hundred pounds on exquisite daffs. Then reality will strike and I have to narrow it down to one or three select varieties. i have new ones for the pots each year, then they get stuck in a hole for after that. Doubles, pink,dwarf, orchid flowered, jonquils, I'm steadily working my way through the catalogues.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:40

There is a one hour programme on BBC4 next Tuesday at 9pm about Great Dixter.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:20

I'm thinking there are some seriously gorgeous daffs in Cornwall, No I don't mean you , Verdun

for those that missed it,



Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :) Two photos supplied

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:51

My elder is the wild sort and the leaves are much more advanced than that already.

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