Narcissus season comes to an end
- Published: Friday, 08 May 2015 12:09
Last October when we planted our haul of bulbs – Narcissus, Tulip, Allium, Iris, Muscari……it felt like it would take forever to see the brown earth come alive and be filled with flowers. I was SO excited when the first flowers appeared on the farm, Spring had arrived to break the long, dark winter.
But now, almost too soon our flowery golden bounty of daffodils has come to an end.
I happily harvested those first flowers in rain and then sunshine. I couldn’t wait to get my first lot of blooms to the market (lots of Daffodils and some Hyacinths and Tulips), imagining all the customers who would be thrilled to buy a pop of sunshine…. Off I went….And sold TWO bunches. Few people wanted my humble yellow daffs. The interest was on the Tulips and Hyacinths – of which I sold a few. I went home a little deflated.
Over the next few weeks more varieties of daffodils made an appearance – the doubles Golden Ducat and Apotheose and the sweetly scented Paperwhites, Martinette and Bridal Crown (which is both double and scented). At the same time my confidence on the market grew.
On the last day of bringing my daffodil harvest to market, I SOLD OUT. Well done daffs, you’ve earned your place in the field next year :)