the first cornish daffodils

The Cornish daffodils are finally here, and with them the first real sign of spring.

Down in Cornwall daffodils are a cash crop and have been for years. What with our positively balmy climate there are a number of first crops of the UK season in Cornwall, including daffs. And just about now huge swathes of the countryside is starting to turn a golden yellow colour as the plants harvested for bulbs begin to bloom. All along the roadsides cars and minibuses are parked up, whilst mud caked people dot the fields picking unopened buds for resale as cut flowers.

This is a picture of some in our back garden, it’s such a delight to see some colour after months of winter. These are Cornish Chuckles, from Tregothnan Estate, who cultivate and sell a huge¬†variety of bulbs, plus tea – grown in Cornwall! Lovely eh?

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