At last it feels like spring has arrived in our cutting garden with the welcome return of the narcissi. Maz makes a point of purchasing all the fancy looking bulbs and avoids the common yellows ones (sorry to all the common yellow lovers!). Seeking out the peachy tones and the elegant whites, these little flowers can really make a bouquet sing.
We grew all our narcissi in one big bed this year. Digging in the bulbs very close to maximise the amount we could get in. With what seemed like a worrying stem length to begin with, we are delighted that these girls have suddenly put on a growth spurt and are fit for any bouquet.
We have combined these pretty narcissi with some ripe hellebores and the only dark tulip in the tunnel that survived the rat attack....oh and a couple of fritillaries that survived the vole attack (did we tell you that growing flowers is one long vermin battle?!). This bouquet has a moody, yet spring-like feel fit for any bride with sophisticated taste!