Hooray for Narcissus season

I always think Spring is properly here when the Narcissus start flowering in abundance

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We’re used to blousy yellow Daffs in gardens and on roundabouts, so when I planted the Narcissus at the farm, I was thinking more about scents, and more subtlety. Creams to go with other colours in bouquets, and something different to what you can pick up at the supermarkets. So here’s a run down of the varieties that are going to be available from Plantpassion over the coming weeks.

Currently picking - Bridal crown, Shorter, but sturdy and wonderfully scented and White lion, bigger and blousy

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There are also several cheery narcissus with creamy colouring with and orange centre, including Actea.

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Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll also get more amazing scent from my favourite Duo, Sweet love and Pueblo, and then Winston Churchill and Geranium will join the party a week later.

Sweet love - the honey scent on this is amazing.

Sweet love - the honey scent on this is amazing.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

As the Tulips hit their peak we’ll have the pure white Thalia join the party

Thalia

Thalia

and then as the Tulips finish off, and the Ranunculus take over, we’ll be picking variety Geranium, - here it is at the beginning of May last year

Geranium Narcissus

Geranium Narcissus

I’m looking forward to having the scent in the barn each morning, - maybe not so much to the bent double picking, but the season is started…..