Fragrant daffodils deliver an uplifting joy and bring an unadulterated cheer into the spring garden; these scented daffodils can brighten your view and gladden your heart. Many daffodil cultivars are listed as being scented, but some daffodil cultivars are more perfumed and more pleasing than others.
In 2016, I decided to run a Scented Daffodil Trial, to showcase the most beautifully scented, long flowering daffodils.
Daffodils are such cheerful flowers, heralding the start of springtime, they are a real joy to behold. There are many different varieties of daffodils available; you can find daffodils flowering from early January until late May and beyond – so there’s plenty of time to enjoy their beauty.
Here’s some information on where you can find some beautiful daffodil gardens to visit, as well as some lovely, fun, and interesting daffodil events to attend in 2017:
Places To See Daffodils In Surrey, Hampshire And West Sussex:
Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4AD.
Here are the dates and details of some of the Daffodil Shows and Competitions that will be held in 2016.
To read a calendar featuring 2017 Daffodil Shows and Competitions, please click here.
Daffodil or Narcissus?
All daffodils are Narcissus. Narcissus is the latin or botanical name and daffodil is the common name for all flowers within the genus Narcissus. Both names refer to the same group of flowers.
All daffodils are wonderful as cut flowers; it’s especially wonderful to enjoy the heady, deliciously sweet scent of the fragrant types indoors. Some of the tall or large flowered, heavy headed daffodils, the double flowered types, do much better as a cut flower, they benefit from the protection of being admired in a vase indoors, as their stems are often damaged by the wind or rain outside.
I love autumn, the colourful falling leaves, shiny berries and burnished tones add to the romance and beauty of the garden. Make the most of the autumn planting opportunities available now, order seed catalogues and create a beautiful garden to enjoy all year round. There’s still lots to do in the garden, or at your allotment now!
Mycorrhizal fungi are a UK species of fungi that occur naturally in the soil.
This is such an exciting time of year, with so many beautiful colours in the garden to enjoy, and Harvest Festival to look forward to! There are lots of lovely ideas of things that you can do, to make the most of your garden now, and to ensure that your garden will look better than ever next year!
If your fences are looking rather tatty or wobbly, have you considered planting a hedge?