GBBD: The Onset of Yellow

Last Monday, I talked about March being noted for its yellow and its onset has indeed started here at VP Gardens. It's a dull day here, but the daffodils manage effortlessly to cheer up the gloom.

Walking around the garden this morning, I noted how much better the more dainty daffodils looked compared with their larger, more blowsy cousins. They're also less likely to be felled by the fickle winds of March. The blackthorn blossom is about to burst too - we may yet have another go at winter.

I'm meeting up with Victoria later to go round the Abbey Gardens which open for the NGS today. As the house is up for sale, this year might be the last opportunity for us to visit. She also has some spare Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin', which she is kindly giving to me - hurray.

I can't think of a better thing to do for Blooms Day than to meet up with a garden blogging buddy :)

Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.


  1. I really do prefer the miniature daffodils in the garden environment specially a small garden like ours.

  2. Very pretty little daffodil!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

  3. There's nothing as cheery on a dull March day as a yellow daffodil! It's sunny and warm here today, but I don't think winter is done with us either. And I agree on the mini daffodils--I planted more of them last fall and can't wait to see them bloom this year. Happy Bloom Day!

  4. I haven't tried miniature daffodils but I wonder...they may work well with iris reticulata, something I've been thinking of trying. So starved for outdoor bloom here in upstate New York. Maybe next month. Happy GBBD. Alana-

  5. The smaller daffodils are so much nicer than the huge ones, they look like patches of sunlight even on a dull day.

  6. You're right, the little daffodils are lovely. I hope you have a good time at the Abbey Gardens. CJ xx

  7. Your cheerful daffodils are lovely! I've linked to them on my blog today, having no blooms yet in my Pennsylvania garden. Happy GBBD! P. x

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  9. Oh mellow yellow :) I have to agree with you VP - those little daffies are so much more resilient than the big boys when it comes to standing up to those "mad March days". I hope that you had a brilliant day out with Victoria.
    P.S. Apologies for deleting the above comment. I'm having problems commenting on Blogger blogs - it is often taking two attempts :( I try to remember to copy each comment before posting just in case but did not in this instance as a comment I'd posted on another Blogger blog earlier this evening was published. Off to copy this now before hitting publish!

  10. I love the trumpets when they open and everything before and after. Minis are usually among the last and each one is precious.

  11. I just love all kinds of daffodils - to me they are so much part of Spring.

    All the best Jan

  12. We don't grow daffodils here, they don't like the heat, so we instead grow hippeastrum. However, they are so expensive for us online. Nevertheless, we also have lots of yellow flowers, and lots of them are vegetables. I smiled seeing your squash flower thumbnail below.

  13. I agree the small daffs are much more attractive and dainty, I now have quite a number of Tet a Tet's in the garden and in pots.

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

  14. I prefer mini-daffodils as well, and looking forward to the blackthorn blossom. Flighty xx

  15. Thanks for all your comments everyone - it seems we have quite a few fans of the smaller daffodils :-)


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