I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd
A host of golden daffodils.
Whilst shopping in Morrisons a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that they had daffodils for sale. I didn't buy any on that shopping trip, but last Friday when I had to pop in to Tesco for a few things for tea, I decided that I'd treat myself. I was so disappointed to find that they didn't have any. I absolutely love daffodils. They're such a simple spring flower, yet they're so cheerful, beautiful and make me smile.
What they did have for sale were these tulips. Can you believe that they were reduced, yet they hadn't even started to open out. They should have been £3 but I bought them for £1.50.
Now, I love tulips too, but I do like to start my spring cut flower displays with daffodils, followed by tulips at a later date. Mind you, I've still got geraniums and marigolds flowering in the garden so it seems everything's topsy turvy this year.
A little tip, if you want to keep your tulips standing up tall rather than drooping their pretty heads towards the ground, just prick the very top of their stems, right underneath the flower, with a pin. It works wonders.
I've just put the tulips in the brown garden waste bin this morning, so they lasted a full week. I don't think £1.50 is bad for a weeks worth of pleasure.