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?
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Easter Wreath Class
Make your own living Easter Wreath.
Saturday 9th April 2022. Two sessions available : Morning 10am-12pm and Afternoon 2-4pm : Session cost - £95
Give yourself a Spring floral treat and join our living Easter Wreath workshop here at our rural Cheshire canal wharf. Our living wreath workshops are canalside undercover, fun and fierce, cosy and creative.
The workshop is for 4 people for a few hours with boundless advice and of course cake.
- Fundamental floral design principles
- Detailed demonstration of wreathing techniques
- Beautiful British grown foliage and living plants
Our wild garden flower class is for creative enthusiasts whatever your level of experience, from never having done any floristry, local growers looking to arrange their flowers, or florists seeking to explore a more sustainable seasonal approach.
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