I’m increasingly loving yellow – golden, radiant turmeric as well as soft primrose, and March is the month to find it. I picked a bunch of flowers from the garden this morning, every flower including yellow. I loved them laid out on our outside oak table and they’re looking good now in a vase beside our bed.
Below image shows (clockwise from top left):
- Narcissus pseudonarcissus – the naturalizing narcissus which grows wild in British woods. We have it self-seeding in the damson orchard here.
- Tulipa sylvestris - the wild, self-seeding, scented tulip which opens fully in the sun and inside in the warm
- Narcissus ‘Trevethian’ - good scent, great fine leaves and flower colour
- Narcissus ‘Rip van Winkle’ - looks like a star, my top favourite early daff with it’s outer needle petals in green
- Narcissus ‘Jet Fire’ – brilliant orange and gold, cheery, cheery
- Polyanthus 'Gold Laced' - you can eat them too, so scatter over salad or rhubarb syllabub
- Chard ‘Lucullus’ - crops all year, delicious spinach green
- Hellebore, double, striped - sear stem ends in boiling water and it will last in a vase. This opens green and gradually ages to pink
- Narcissus ‘Avalanche’ (part of the Favourite Narcissus Collection) - ever-flowering, huge scent, truly marvelous florist’s daff
- And back to Tulipa sylvestris again
Many of the above Narcissi will be available to buy in our Autumn catalogue...
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