Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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Happy Easter

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Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus

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St David’s Day Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates St David’s Day Each component in the illustration represents a unique aspect of Wales’ culture and national symbology. The ancient lettering and Celtic knot are a nod to Celtic art’s importance in Welsh culture. The daffodil, … Continue reading

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Spring in the air

Cyclamineus daffodils in bloom on the A370 roundabout at Locking Castle, Weston super Mare. A good example of low maintenance municipal planting and an investment that makes such an impact year on year. This year the flowers are in bloom approximately … Continue reading

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Paperwhite narcissus for Christmas and New Year

Time is running out to get Paperwhite narcissus (prepared bulbs) in flower for Christmas. Bulbs should be planted by mid November, with the narcissi bulbs just below the soil surface, about 2.5cm apart into at least 3 inches of loam-based … Continue reading

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Daffodil danger?

Last month, UK national radio and TV broadcast news of a letter sent from Public Health England to supermarkets requesting that daffodils are not placed for sale in fruit and vegetable aisles in case they are mistaken for food. A number … Continue reading

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TV stars wanted

Silver river productions are currently developing a new primetime gardening series with a working title ‘Garden Republic’ for one of the UK’s major broadcasters. The series will follow a group of neighbouring home-owners who will each expand their individual gardens by … Continue reading

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Thanks to the Tavistock Lions

Daffodils are in bloom along the A 386 Tavistock to Plymouth Road thanks to the Tavistock Lions. I rather liked their sign.

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