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Artistic Licence?

I wonder how arts and crafts people fail to notice that daffodils have 6 petals? Here is a lovely decorative gate in Ulverston, Cumbria and all the daffodils have 5 petals.

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Daffodil Society: Wessex Group AGM

The Daffodil Society: Wessex Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 21 October 2017 at 2.30pm in the Jack Crease Room, Yatton Village Hall, Yatton, BS49 4HL. Followed by a bulb auction and open forum.

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Some key show dates Spring 2018

Daffodil Society Show. Coughton Court. Sat 21/Sun 22 April 2018 Daffodil Society Late Competition     tbc RHS Rosemoor Daffodil Competition & Hyacinth comp. Sat 10 & Sun 11 March 2018 RHS Early Daffodil competition Tues 27 & Weds 28 March 2018. … Continue reading

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The Late Mrs Wendy Akers – Funeral Arrangements

The non-religious funeral service to celebrate the life of Wendy Akers will take place on Friday 25 August 2017 at 2:20pm at Wakefield Crematorium, Standbridge Lane, Wakefield, WF4 3JA. All present are warmly invited by Wendy’s family to join them … Continue reading

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The Late Mrs Wendy Akers

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Wendy Akers on Saturday 5th August 2017. Wendy loved daffodils.  She grew daffodils, showed daffodils, judged daffodils, fell in love with species , enjoying many daffodil hunting expeditions with husband … Continue reading

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The Late Mrs Pam Burr

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Pam Burr, wife of the late Noel Burr. Pam died on Thursday 27th July 2017. Her funeral will be held at Tunbridge Wells crematorium on Wednesday 16 August 2017 at … Continue reading

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The Late Noel Burr

It is with sadness that we report that Noel Burr died on Tuesday 6 June 2017. Noel’s love for daffodils produced some outstanding flowers including Cherry Gardens 2W-GPP, Saxonbury 2 Y-Y and Dunstan’s Fire !Y-O for which he was awarded … Continue reading

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Best Blooms 2017

Notification of this years Best Blooms in show are published under the Shows tab of the website. To find the Best Bloom 2017 list Click Here  

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Editor’s email. Change of address

Please note, that from 1 June 2017, you should contact our Editor Camilla Bassett-Smith on the following email Please delete her freeserve address as this will expire at the end of May.

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Narcissus Fly – help wanted

Have any of our members been recording the appearance of Narcissus Fly in a systematic way? We know of one member in the North West who has some data and a Lecturer in Animal Biology would be very interested in … Continue reading

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