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.
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During this challenging time in our world, it’s important more than ever to embrace the world around us. I’ve truly enjoyed what you are sharing in your online classes. It’s brilliantly uplifting.