Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Scented Daffodils for Christmas?

Scented daffodils from the Scilly Isles are arriving in florists. They bring a lovely splash of colour and a room filling scent at this cold, dull time of year. They also make surprise Christmas gifts and Thank You presents. Check … Continue reading

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Breaking the Daffodil DNA Code

The much loved scented Poeticus daffodil, commonly known as Pheasant’s Eye, has been the subject of research by the University of Reading and the RHS. They have succesfully mapped a daffodils chloroplast genome for the first time which is a … Continue reading

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Daffodils in Flower Indoors for Christmas

There is still just time to plant daffodils in pots so that you can have sweetly scented flowers in time for Christmas. They would also make an attractive Christmas present. For advice on which cultivars to choose and advice on … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings

The Chairman and the Executive Committee wish all our Members at home and overseas a very Merry Christmas and a successful gardening year.

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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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St David’s Day

Here in the UK St David’s Day is celebrated on March 1st  

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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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Daffodil jigsaws online

Society member, George Norris, from Ayr Scotland has alerted us to the availability of some lovely online jigsaw puzzles for the cold wet winter days. Registration is free at  www.jigsawplanet.com Click here For a first time starter: search <jigsaw planet> … Continue reading

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Community planting – catch them young

Children are often fascinated about how things grow and Richard Gillings has ensured his love of Daffodils is passed onto his grandchildren in a lovely fun and educational project that they can take part in with their school friends. Daffodils … Continue reading

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Telegraph newspaper daffodil bags

The Telegraph newspaper with free daffodil bag, when purchasing a copy of the newspaper, at RHS Cardiff Show on Saturday 15 April 2016.

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