Long anticipated and the Pantone colour of the year 2021, bright yellow daffodils herald the end of winter and the much welcome beginning of spring. After many a year of consideration, this Welsh girl has decided, finally, to state they are my all time favourite flower.
While you may associate them predominantly with yellow, there is such choice and so many varieties, you never even need to have a yellow daffodil in your garden. I would urge you too though, for their colour is such a cheerful tonic.
It is possible to grow varieties of daffodils that flower at different times, and in so doing, provide yourself with a succession of these joyful flowers over at least 2 if not 3 months. These are some suggestions from our Cheshire canalside cutting garden, not an exhaustive list, there are more planted here, but a few of my absolute favourites:
- Fragrant Breeze
- Pink Charm
- Pheasants eye
- My story
My favourite smaller varieties that look perfect in smaller terracotta pots and round the base of our rather old horse chestnut:
- Silver chimes
Prepare the beds you plan to plant them in, ones where you don’t need to clear them as their foliage needs to die back completely. If you find their forever spot, then these marvellous very perennial bulbs will flower for you year after year. order them now when their choices are top of mind, then come September, you are all ready to plant them.
New ones I plan to order are “Jenny” and “Edinburgh”. What’s your favourite daffodil variety?
A 19th century historic wharf and Cheshire canalside cutting garden is the inspiration for our wild garden style ethos. I root my floral design in every precious fleeting seasonal moment, growing and creating only ever with local seasonal scented British flowers.
If sustainability matters to you, if you care that floral creations are as kind to the environment as they are beautiful, then I am a kindred spirit.
We share our artisan florals in our live online virtual flower classes, and with our flowers, create bouquets and undertake a few intimate Cheshire weddings a year.
Floral Classes For 2022
.....our canalside wild garden LIVE online classes have finished for now.
Thank you if you were part of the "Nature and Nurture" flower class series 1H 2021. We loved every single class from everlasting dried Valentine's Wreath's, and wild garden style bouquets for Mother's Day, Easter and Spring with the final bouquet class on the summer solstice.
We don't have any further classes right at the moment, but we are finalising our programme for 2H 2021 right now so check back soon or subscribe to our newsletter to be amongst the first to hear!
We are plotting and planning, exploring and investigating floral classes for 2022.
Always, our fierce focus is to share how we create our signature "Wild garden Style" floral designs using local, scented, seasonal and sustainable flowers.
In fact. we only ever use local, garden grown (in our case) British flowers. Our desire is in every class to inspire you to create your own planet friendly, environmentally conscious floral designs using ingredients that reflect your season, your flora and your locale.
Rather than a constraint, we believe creating with your own seasonal garden grown flowers encourages you to make floral art that truly embodies your own unique floral signature.
2022 is our 3rd season of live online classes. We look forward to continued conversations with sustainable floral enthusiasts from the far flung Scotland Highlands, down to Devon and Cornwall, across to Wales, and way beyond to North America, Australia, New Zealand. To hear more subscribe to our newsletter.
Online Flower Class Testimonial
The wreath class on Sunday was excellent. It was fascinating to watch your technique step by step, to hear you explain so carefully how passionate you are about sustainability, and always so cheerfully and with such an appreciation for nature.