Daffodil Week: Going Public

Nothing is more cheering on a sunny spring day than a broad swathe of daffodils emerging from lengthening grass, or a delicate cloud of cherry blossom hovering in the air. Driving out of Canterbury towards Harbledown yesterday I was greeted by verges and roundabouts thronged with narcissi. It was as if a magician had pulled a million bunches of flowers from […]

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Daily Flower Candy – Narcissus actaea AGM

Sparkling like diamonds in the sward of St James’ Park, as the morning sun rises over London, this is Narcissus actaea. It’s an old fashioned variety, introduced in 1919, that’s sometimes referred to as a Pheasant’s Eye or Poet’s Daffodil. However these names truly belong to a much older member of the poeticus group, Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus, which […]

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