Daffodils and rhubarb

Last autumn I was given a handful of daffodil bulbs, variety unknown, which I planted in a container rather than out on the plot.  The first one flowered last week and as you can see they’re bi-coloured.

I like them and will decide later in the year whether to plant out or replant in a container again for next year.



Last year I also dug up most the assorted daffodils I had growing alongside the roadway and one of the varieties I replaced them with was Sweetness which have now flowered.  They’re about a foot or so tall with small yellow flowers.

That just leaves the white flowering Thalia to come in a few weeks time.



At last the rhubarb leaves and stems have started to show and grow.

Although I went to the plot most days last week it was just to have a look round as it was windy much of the time, and gusting to well over 40 mph,  with plenty of rain as well. Thankfully the plot and shed didn’t suffer any damage. It looks like being calmer, and drier, next week so hopefully I’ll be doing some plotting.

Have a good week!


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31 Responses to Daffodils and rhubarb

  1. I have yet to plant anything in my new plot but today is the day! I have three rhubarb plants to put in, blackberry plant and raspberry canes. a historical and momentous day!! (Hopefully)

  2. It’s a sunny calm day – hoorah! I’ll be up at the Plot today with a cold frame to build. Have a good day at yours.

  3. Chloris says:

    Lovely to have daffodils in bloom and the promise of rhubarb to come. Let’s hope the wind will really stop at last, I can’t wait.

  4. Jo says:

    It really is the start of the season when you see daffodils blooming and rhubarb forcing its way through the soil, a busy time approaches.

  5. CJ says:

    It was a really blustery week wasn’t it. Beautiful daffodils, I shall look forward to seeing the white one particularly. Hope you have a good week. CJ xx

  6. I planted mixed daffs but haven’t had any bi-coloured yet but hoping for some. If not have to source some next year.

  7. Liz says:

    How nice to see the daffodils. They don’t seem to have been damaged by the winds. Thalia is one of my favourites. Just looking at those rhubarb leaves makes me think of rhubarb strawberry pie!

  8. That wind, so dreadful. Your daffs are lovely

  9. Jade says:

    Your daffodils are so very beautiful. Love both types!
    The rhubarb leaves look beautiful and interesting. I think it can be grown as an ornamental too.
    Hope you’d get to enjoy some plotting next week!
    Thanks and same to you!

  10. I love the crinkly texture of new rhubarb leaves. Great shot! Xx

  11. So wet up here, frustrating, I’d like to be gardening.

  12. menhir1 says:

    Well Mr F, that’s the nearest I have seen to horticultural rhubarb and custard!

  13. My potatoes are just coming up. I have them covered. Rhubarb is showing too. I have beans and butternut plants growing on my kitchen window. When it warms up I shall plant them under glass

  14. nikkipolani says:

    Love those sunshiny daffodils! They seem to do so well for you. Glad you had a nice one to add to your collection.

  15. snowbird says:

    That first daffodil is so delicate, just lovely. Good to see your rhubarb coming through, looks like you’ll have an early harvest. We had horrendous winds too, how I loathe the wind.xxx

    • Flighty says:

      Snowbird it’s a big flower on a tall stem. Thanks, compared to my neighbour’s rhubarb it won’t be that early. It really was a dreadful week wasn’t it. xx

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