Thursday 1 March 2012

A Host, Of Golden Daffodils

It's a beautiful, sunny March the 1st here in Yorkshire, and that sunshine extends indoors where these wonderful daffodils are brightening up my room.

I went in to Leeds on Saturday with Eleanor. As usual, she came home with lots of shopping bags, whereas the only thing that found it's way home with me were these gorgeous flowers.

We went in to Kirkgate Market where there are lots of flower stalls, and I found these beauties for 50p per bunch. I bought three bunches and ended up with 33 stems. I could have separated them in to a few different vases, but I think they look stunning displayed together. I'm really enjoying them. The vase was one of my mum's. She sent so many things to the charity shop when she moved house last year, but I managed to save this vase. I can remember it from my childhood, so she must have had it quite a lot of years.

These aren't the only daffodils in the house at the moment. I bought these Narcissus Tete a Tete from Morrisons for £1.50, another bargain seeing as they're planted in a ceramic pot which can be used again. They're such dainty little flowers, and I'll be able to plant the bulbs out in the garden when they've finished flowering so that they'll spring back to life again next year.

I'm loving this challenge of having lots of flowers in the house in 2012.


  1. I can almost smell them from here.
    They're such a brilliant colour, like a ray of sunshine...
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Susan x

  2. what a bargain, I was pleased with ,y 99p daffy from sainsburys but these are a much better price! So cheerful and full of spring promise.

  3. Daffodils are so sunny and cheery around they. Love the little miniature ones the most.
    Lisa x

  4. Love the daffodils. Mine need replacing, they are all dying:( Shall buy myself some tomorrow in Aldi.

  5. So cheery - just what we need at this time of year. xxx

  6. Daffodils are my very favorite. They are so cheery and the ones that come out in the spring. I wish they stayed longer.

  7. I just love this time of year when the first daffodils start popping up! Its such a nice start to a new season. We've already got trees flowering out here. Its wonderful! Happy March!~

  8. So pretty and cheery. Just wanted to let you know that you were second out of the hat in my giveaway so you have won the sugar bowl. Details on my blog.

  9. Lovely! I like yellow flowers, and mini daffodils which stand up to the rain and wind better. Flighty xx

  10. Beautiful daffs, Jo. So lovely and happy! xxx

  11. Thank you for all your lovely comments.

    Susan - I'm sure you could smell them from there, they gave off quite a scent, lovely.

    Karen - The only problem with daffodils is that they don't tend to last long. Still, they don't cost much so it doesn't really matter if they're short lived.

    Scarlet - Thank you, I've dropped you an email.

    Flighty - I love yellow flowers. So many people seem to keep yellow out of their colour scheme, but I think it's a really cheery colour.