April has to be yellow!

I have eight groups of traditional daffodils like this scattered around the plot, and looking around the allotment site I see everything from a single boom to a large group of several hundred.

Just three weeks ago the planter featured white and purple crocus which were sadly shortlived but now happily superceded by several varieties of mini daffodilsincluding a few of the very different looking variety Rip Van Winkle which I’ve not seen before.

On Sunday is the locally held Middlesex County Spring Show and looking at the schedule I see that daffodils , not surprisingly, feature prominently withΒ  11 divisions and some 70 classes which indicates just how many varities of this lovely flower there are.

So if there’s a colour for each month there’s no doubt that thanks to wonderful daffodils April has to be yellow!

Have a good weekend!


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13 Responses to April has to be yellow!

  1. Jo says:

    I’ve never heard of Rip Van Winkle before, it’s certainly different. The daffodils are only just out around here, definitely later than last year.

  2. Doris says:

    Such cheerful flowers! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Glo says:

    Yellow is such a bright, cheery colour and April is decked out beautifully! Daffodils let us know that spring is here!

  4. nikkipolani says:

    Wonderful! Those chrysanthemum looking daffs look great mixed in with the regular — like little star bursts.

  5. Louise says:

    Now I have heard of Rip Van Winkle. Even though I love daffodils, I don’t have many in my garden. I don’t like having to put up with the untidy leaves for weeks! I do have a few areas of Tete a Tete around the garden, and some in pots. Have you noticed there’s quite a lot of blue in April too? x

    • Flighty says:

      Louise having to leave the leaves after they finish flowering is the downside! I do like Tete-a-Tetes.
      Yes I have but it doesn’t really have the same impact! xx

  6. gorgeous daffodils! they are such a lovely harbinger of spring. i really like the Rip Van Winkle one πŸ™‚

  7. I made a dustbin lid pond once! Was great other then in dry spell it was so shallow it would dry in a few days. try using half the dustbin instead, much better. Doug

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