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The Late Vic Coe

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Vic Coe, a Vice President of The Daffodil Society. Vic has, until relatively recently, been the Chairman of the DS Mid-Southern group, he is an experienced and long standing … Continue reading

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Mid Southern Daffodil Group

MID SOUTHERN DAFFODIL GROUP     NOVEMBER 2018 ALEX BURKE With the disappointment of having to cancel our Daffodil show, due to the weather affecting and delaying flowers, behind us we held our autumn meeting and bulb sale at Virginia Water. With … Continue reading

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Daffodil Society Presentation Night

Our first presentation and social evening was held on Sunday 4 November at the splendid Victorian mansion, Easthampstead Park, on the edge of Wokingham and Bracknell, Berkshire. Named in the Domesday book, the home of Catherine of Aragon after she … 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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DS: Wessex Group AGM 2018

Advance notice of the DS: Wessex group Annual General Meeting 2018. This will be held at the usual venue, Yatton Village Hall, Yatton, North Somerset.  The Jack Crease Room and kitchen has been booked and confirmed for Saturday 20th October … Continue reading

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Society Vice Presidents – Congratulations

At the Daffodil Society AGM in March 2018, two long-standing and well respected members became Vice Presidents. The citation for their awards is printed below Citation for Len Olive In recognition of his outstanding contribution to our Society and the … Continue reading

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DS Late Daffodil Competition Sat 28 May 2018

This year’s Late Daffodil Competition will be held on Saturday 28 April 2018 at The Orchard Community Centre, King’s Reach, Biggleswade There are 106 classes for Members of the Society to enter including sections for Novices and Amateurs. Staging takes place … Continue reading

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New Daffodil Event at Sidmouth

In 2008 Keith Owen bequeathed over 2 million pounds to Sidmouth. His wish was to leave a million blooms to Sidmouth. In 2012 hundreds of thousands of daffodils were planted around the town. This year a small group of friends … Continue reading

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Mid Southern Daffodil Group Show – Now Cancelled

The Mid Southern Group Show due to take place on Sunday 25th March has now been cancelled. The recent weather has played havoc with exhibitors flowers and a decision was made to cancel the Show due to take place on … Continue reading

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AGM reminder 11 March 2018

This year’s AGM will take place at the King’s Court hotel, Coughton, Alcester at 11am. on Sunday 11 March 2018. There is still time to book a delicious lunch at the hotel prior to the afternoon “Question time” panel session. … Continue reading

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