Friday Flowers : 21 March 2014

The Forsythia at the bottom of the garden is coming into bloom and taking on a cheerful Spring-like yellow hue.    It is just right to add to a vase with daffodils and narcissus.   The tiny Tete-a-Tete daffodils are over now but the double Narcissus “Abba”, which I think look like poached eggs, have beaten the snails ( a few are eaten) and smell absolutely wonderful.

I bought a “variety” bag of daffodil bulbs to plant for this Spring,  so I have no idea what the ones that have come up are called but they are looking very pretty and provided a great selection of daffs.  There is a small delicate one with yellow outer petals and an orange trumpet which I was hesitant to cut but decided to add it to the spring floral display.   I always have this dilemma, to cut or not to cut, whilst it’s great to see the yellow happy daffodils nodding their heads in the flower beds, it is also nice to have them indoors where I can see them.


As I type this, listening to Gardeners Question Time on the radio, the sun is streaming into the lounge and the warmth is bringing out the heady perfume of the Narcissus “Abba” – it is glorious!



As soon as I have posted this I am off out into the garden again, there is a lot to do.  Very cold nights are forecast so  I am going to cover newly burgeoning plants with cloches.   The warmth of the sun brought everything on and it would be awful to lose them  now.

Happy Flower Friday!

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11 thoughts on “Friday Flowers : 21 March 2014

  1. Forsythia . . . reading blogs from around the place, I’m thinking our part of the south coast at least is behind with spring. Maybe it was delayed by the strong winds. And usually we get off to a head start!


    1. The is a forsythia in a garden at the back of my house which is in full yellow regalia and looking splendid whilst mine is only just producing small flowers now. Both have the same conditions it’s really strange.


  2. I hate picking flowers because I enjoy the pictures they make in the garden. But Forsythia and Daffodils can always be spared and what a joy they are in a vase, especially the fragrant ones.


  3. Hi Ronnie,

    Lovely blooms! I seem to have lost some of my poached egg narcissi (Narcissus ‘bridal crown’) – ones in pots oddly enough, those in the ground seem to be OK – so I’m a little disappointed. It doesn’t look a good year here for narcissi – Tete-a-tete aren’t that great, I haven’t yet spotted ‘minnow’, and rip van winkle is missing too.


    1. Hi Liz. I thought my narcissi were Bridal Crown but found the old bulb bag they came in and remembered I bought that variety as I am a big Abba Fan! The snails are also fans and have had fun nibbling at the flowers. I think the very wet weather has rotted a lot of bulbs, and plants.


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