I love daffodils! Winter is over, Spring is springing and Summer is just a season away.
Daffodils (botanical name Narcissus) are planted as bulbs in Autumn. It's easy peasy to grow daffs - in Autumn, plant the bulbs twice as deep as the bulb height and then leaving them to pop up early the following year. Bunches of daffodils can be found in all supermarkets and florists at this time of year and are so reasonably priced.
However, daffodils are more than just an easy grow plant or low price bunch of flowers - they mean and represent many positive things throughout the world. Marie Curie Cancer Care use the daffodil as a symbol for their charity and their Great Daffodil Appeal takes place throughout March, raising funds for the charity. The daffodil is also a symbol of the New Year (Newroz) in the Kurdish culture. Legend is that should the daffodil flower during Chinese New Year, that house will have good luck throughout the year. And in Wales, the daffodil is the national emblem and symbolises the national day (1st March) - Happy St David's Day Wales!
Here are some photos I've taken of daffodils growing wild, in gardens and as cut flowers. Our Pinterest page has lots more photos, please pin your own photos of all things daffodil on there, I will continue to pin photos that I capture around the Essex countryside.
Great article in Cambridge News about the work done at Newport Station.
I took a sneaky break in the sun last week and headed to The Gambia for some R&R after a very busy few months. Following a lovely week it was back to reality at 2am Saturday morning - a temp drop of 25 degrees and lots of puddles. Good to be home though, especially because of the work done last Saturday.....
A few months ago, I met with Jeremy, founder of Newport Business Association, and instigator to improve the local rail station. Working with Jeremy and Greater Anglia, Bill Flowers has installed 10 pots at the station in Newport, Essex. The pots look fab (if we say so ourselves!) and compliment all the wonderful work that's being done by NBA and local business. We hope that our bright red pots can bring some smiles to commuters going into London or Cambridge - what better way to start the day!
Happy weekend, only 3 sleeps til Christmas...
If you are a fan of Daffodils, then The Daffodil Society is worth a visit. The society was established in 1898 and is open to anyone that is interested in daffodils.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, enjoy the daffs!
The Bill Flowers team have spent the day taking photos and putting together beautiful arrangements for our new A/W collection (very London Fashion Week!). The website has been updated and we are ready to go.
Bill is also about to plant lots of Hyacinth bulbs ready for Christmas - 87 days to go!
Bill Flowers Ltd new website is here!
We are all delighted with the new look and feel, hope you are too - feedback very welcome. The website shows our range of balcony & railing flower pots, window boxes and plant pots - all filled with seasonal plants and herbs. Bill Flowers still delivers to London, Manchester, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Surrey - and can deliver else where if possible.
Bill Flowers has also started a new board on pintrest http://pinterest.com/billflowers/bill-flowers-beautiful-things/ to share the daily beautiful things that Bill Flowers comes across. Please feel free to pin your own floral delights that you come across to Bill Flowers board - share the beauty.
Over and out, may your day be full of sun, fun and flowers