Thursday, 21 February 2013

The First Of The Year

I always look forward to daffodil time, I just can't get enough of them. I love to see great drifts of them bobbing about in the breeze, but I equally love to see them in a vase in my room, they really brighten up the last dark days of winter.

It was my mum and dad's fifty seventh wedding anniversary on Monday, so I bought them a lovely bouquet of flowers, but couldn't resist also buying them a couple of bunches of daffodils, and at the same time, bought a couple of bunches for myself too. These are the first I've bought this year, but definitely won't be the last.


They had tight buds when bought, but they'd started opening up the following day, it doesn't take long for them to open out fully.


I'm just waiting for the ones I planted in containers in autumn to do their thing now. They've poked their noses above the compost but they're not doing much else at the moment.

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  1. What a good idea! I think on my trip out later on, I will buy myself some daffodils! Nice photos!
    Jan x

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    1. Thank you. I hope you've managed to get some, they'll help to brighten up your day.

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  2. I love daffies. They're so cheery in the dark dreich days of winter. :o)

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    1. They're great at reminding you that spring isn't far away.

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  3. A little bit of Spring, beautiful :) xx

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    1. They're such cheery flowers, great to put a smile on your face.

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  4. Lovely. I can't wait for the ones on the plot to start flowering. Flighty xx

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    1. I keep looking at my containers, but I haven't even got the irises or crocuses flowering yet.

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  5. I love to see the daffodils come up - although we have a new cover of snow from last night. I am really tired of looking at all that white stuff!

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    1. We're forecast more snow again, though whether it materialises or not is another matter. All that snow will make the daffodils even more precious when they do put in an appearance.

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  6. I'm another one who loves daffodils - their brightness and cheerfulness just say that Spring, lighter evenings and better weather are just round the corner. I have two bunches in my living room and they cheer me up so much. I also have a bunch of Tete-a-Tete which scent the room beautifully.

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    1. It's true, daffodils tend to fill me with hope for everything that's soon to come. I never mentioned the scent, it's filling the room with the most gorgeous perfume. I haven't bought any Tete-a-Tete this year.

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  7. Many congrats to your mum and dad on their anniversary. I too love daffodils - they evoke Spring. See some growing in the hedgerows but the ones in our garden are lagging way behind.
    June

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    1. Thank you. Fifty seven years seems such a long time. My garden and container daffodils are lagging behind too, they're something to look forward to though.

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  8. Daffodils really make Spring, which should arrive eventually, I hope. Happy Anniversary to your mum and dad.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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    1. Thank you. Not long till spring now, that's what I keep telling myself.

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  9. They are indeed beautiful and have a lovely scent too. We're quite a ways off here from them making an appearance in the garden... after the 25cm. of snow melts first!
    Have a wonderful evening.
    Susan x

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    1. I love the scent, though Mick isn't quite so keen. 25cm of snow is a lot. I hope it doesn't hang around too much longer.

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  10. I love daffodils and I have been buying them every week now for about a month.I just love the scent and the fact they make me smile when they open in a little bit of warmth in the house. Ours in the garden hopefully wont be too long, the heads are there but they just need a bit of sun.
    Congratulations to your mum and dad Jo, its an achievement!

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    1. Your daffodils are further along than mine, they're poking up but haven't got any buds yet. Thank you. Fifty seven years is an achievement, there aren't that many who make it to that.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful!
    Have a great weekend my friend!
    Tammy

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    1. They're beauties, aren't they? Thank you.

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  12. Oh Jo, GREAT MINDS!

    We spotted some Daffodils this week too. 35p for a bunch (reduced price) and I thought of you and all your bargains, beautiful flowers brightening up your year. I always enjoy your flower posts.

    Sft x

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    1. I'm so pleased you're enjoying some daffodils too at the moment. Yours were a bargain, I paid a pound for mine, though it was buy one get one free, so not so bad. They give me so much pleasure though that they're definitely worth that pound.

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  13. Really pretty - I hope that your parents had a lovely day. Jx

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    1. Daffodils are such cheery flowers, guaranteed to make me smile. My parents enjoyed their day, thank you.

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  14. Happy anniversary to your parents - 57 years, wow! That is an achievement. I can't get enough of daffs at this time of year. I never feel guilty about buying them as they are only £1 a bunch. And I love seeing them planted along the side of roads too.

    Gillian x

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    1. Thank you, fifty seven years is a long time. I love daffodils inside or out, and as you say, they don't cost very much.

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  15. Congratulations to your Mum and Dad :} I am probably the only person in the world who doesn't like cut flowers in the house but I do love the smell of daffodils as they open - then you know Spring is not too far off.

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    1. Thank you. I love having flowers in the house, but I don't like taking them from the garden, I much prefer to see those where they're growing.

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  16. I've had my first daffs this week too. They were cheap in Aldi, and look lovely on the dresser in the vintage jug K and A bought me for Christmas.Congratulations to your parents on their anniversary.

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    1. I love using jugs to hold flowers, they look so pretty. Thank you, fifty seven years is quite an achievement.

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  17. Happy anniversary to your mum and dad.
    I love daffs, so cherry.
    I always buy them for my mum on Mother's day.
    Lisa x

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    1. Thank you. Daffodils are great Mother's Day flowers, they're always about just at the right time. I think I might do the same this year and buy some more for my mum as she really enjoyed the ones I bought for their anniversary.

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