Category Archives: Commercial cultivation

Bag yourself a bargain.

British daffodils are now appearing in greengrocers, florists and supermarkets. Looking rather sad, piled one on another and without water they could easily be passed without a another glance. However these flowers, fresh cut and prepared in temperature controlled overnight … Continue reading

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Narcissus “Countess of Annersley”

The RHS reports the rediscovery of a late 19th century daffodil “The Countess of Annersley” in Co Down and Co Cork.

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BBC 2 TV Gardeners World

Carol Klein interviewed Cornish Daffodil breeder, Ron Scamp in the Friday 28th March edition of the BBC2 gardening programme, “Gardener’s World”. See the interview here  

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Commercial Daffodil Growing

Many people are wondering if the wet weather will have a detrimental effect on their daffodils? Generally many daffodils can cope with wet conditions so long as this is a temporary situation and the waterlogged soil doesn’t freeze. However being underwater … Continue reading

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Harvesting the daffodil crop.

Bunches of cut daffodils are now appearing in shops, a sure sign that spring is on the way. As the rain pours down, consider the army of temporary workers who are picking and bunching the flowers for us. Here is … Continue reading

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Gallipoli campaign centenary daffodil

One of the ways in which the Gallipoli Association will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Dardanelles, campaign fought in 1915, is with a daffodil named Gallipoli Dawn. This strong growing all yellow garden variety, that has also had success on the … Continue reading

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Daffodil shortage for UK Mothering Sunday?

The Metro and Daily Mail newspaper reported a 50% increase in daffodil prices as farmers in Lincolnshire struggle to get daffodils to bloom in time for Mothering Sunday. The wholesale price increase has raised the cost from 20 pence to 30 … Continue reading

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