Thursday, 29 March 2012

Cornish daffodils

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are well known for growing daffodils and while we were away we saw fields of daffodils, of course I had to stop and take some photos!


I wish I could share the scent of the flowers with you!


I always thought it would be wonderful to have a flower farm, but I recently re-read a book that I read as a teenager and it made me appreciate the difficulties involved. All of us gardeners will have failures in the garden from time to time, but how devastating it must be to loose a whole crop of flowers that you are relying on for income.


The book was called "Gull on the Roof" by Derek Tangye, he and his wife gave up the "high life" in London in the 1950's to run a flower farm in Cornwall. They lived in an isolated cottage with only basic amenities, with their beloved animals. Derek wrote many books, mostly about his life in Cornwall, see Friends of Minack for further information.


Bunches of daffodils are so cheap to buy, but bring us so much joy and colour early in the year.

8 comments:

  1. I think I can smell them from here!

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  2. Hi Sarah,

    The daffodil fields look amazing! The view of the cliff and the sea so pretty. Thank you for sharing!

    Have a lovely evening!

    Madelief x

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  3. Hi Sarah ,such lovely photos,daffodils always make me smile,I can just imagine the scent...
    have a lovely weekend,lots of love juliexxx

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  4. Hello Sarah ; I thought Netherlands was famous because of its fields with tulips but England has its own flowerfields!!!
    How beautiful. All that bright yellow looks realy like spring.
    Nice views too! Holland is so flat...
    greetings from Fleur

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  5. So beautiful! Your lovely photos bring back memories of the daffodil fields on the Scillies.

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  6. That is amazing. Just beautiful.

    Good to hear that you are starting your garden journal. My journals have been a great help to me when I need to look back. My last garden journals were blank books also and just wrote what I planted, how they did and any future plans for the next garden season.
    thanks for your visit and hope you have a good weekend too.

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  7. Thank you so much fo sharing those beautiful photos. Would you mind to tell me where exactly you took them? I live in Somerset and would like to see daffodils fields this spring!

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  8. These pictures were taken in the area known as the Hidden corner of Cornwall (just on the other side of Plymouth). On the road from Torpoint to Milbrook. Sarah x

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