Friday, June 10, 2011

How do I Grow Daffodils?

The older I get the more I love the changing of seasons.  What's in the pot? Brand new Daffodil Tete a Tete shoots just pushing through the soil surface. In only a few weeks time they'll look just as good as the ones below! Ok, they'll have to be transferred into a fancy pot.... In fact we might just do that with a few and add some Violas for contrast.

Believe it or not I reckon the shoot tips in the top photo will be ready to ship with buds just showing colour by the end of the month.  We often get complaints that the season for Daffs is so brief but keep in mind the intensity of the show in the bleakest part of the year AND this is such a simple perennial to grow.  Here's the truth, these are the left over plants from last year. All we have done is put aside the surplus pots and allowed nature to do the rest.  There are multiple bulbs in each pot because they have naturally reproduced... superb value for me and for any gardener who picks up one of these little jewels.

Tete a Tete is a mini Daffodil, ideal for containers and for mixing with other plants.  Not much else to tell really.

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