Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Virtual Chelsea 2020

For those of you watching Chelsea 2020 on BBC TV you may have seen our Society Editor Camilla Bassett-Smith listed as one of the horticultural specialists advising the programme. It has not been quite the same as the real thing … Continue reading

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Wordsworth in lockdown

This came to me via Christine Skelemersdale. She received it from a relative so I cannot credit the author. Hope it makes you smile! (other supermarkets are available!) Wordsworth in Lockdown: I wandered lonely as a cloud, Two metres from … Continue reading

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Panshanger Park – Michael Baxter

Fair Daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon. Herrick. Michael Baxter’s last daffodil photos and the arrival of the bluebells.

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The ones that got away!

It is a good year for daffodils. If you have any photos that you want to share please email them to me

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Spring is in the Air

Narcissus Spring Dawn coming in full flower at Taylors.  Click Here

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Easter Greetings

Wishing all Daffodil Society members a Happy Easter This lovely cake was made by Evelyn Jane and auctioned at the DS Wessex show on Saturday 14 April. There were lots of bidders!

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Spare RHS Daffodil Register 2008?

If anyone has an RHS Daffodil register they no longer require please contact Society judge Zara Evans who would love to replace hers. Please contact Zara at

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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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