Daffodils

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by SpokeyDokey, 16 Apr 2018.

  1. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Moderator

    Lovely Wife and I were heading to our local-ish pub yesterday and for some reason our conversation turned to Daffodils. More specifically: how do the many clumps that we see here and there at the sides of our local lanes actually get there?

    There's probably a simple answer I guess.
     
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  2. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    There is.

    They are just like any other wild flower and reproduce with either seeds or bulbs. It's the birds and the bees.
     
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  3. There were loads of Daffodils out over the weekend round by where I was riding. A sea of yellow. Spring has sprung.
     
  4. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guru

    Not the thread I was expecting
     
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  5. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Councils do plant them.
     
  6. CrinklyLion

    CrinklyLion Guest

    Here too. Blossom on the trees is appearing fast as well, which is very pretty, but I always reckon spring bulbs are a bit magical.

    I love daffs; they're very seasonal, and when they're in season they're cheap as chips and even more cheerful. And chips make me pretty happy. My niece was up visiting at the weekend with her partner and they bought me a lovely bunch of daffs as a thank you present which have now all opened up and are bringing a bit of sunshine into the Den.
     
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  7. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Location:
    pboro
    i hate the smell of them,there banned in my house.
    fabulous in a garden tho.

    ive just planted 100s of bulbs at work in the new beds ive made.
    couple of mths and it should be looking great
     
  8. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    I was expecting a discussion of King daffodil trying to hold back the tide.
     
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  9. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    I know someone who plants them on council land unbidden.
     
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  10. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    And I am aware of some people who remove them, also unbidden.

    But guerilla gardening is the future.
     
  11. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    He plants daffodils, not guerrillas.
     
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  12. irw

    irw Quadricyclist

    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    Signs you know the forum auto-correct too well?
     
  13. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    They do look nice and yes they appear in all sorts of places out in the countryside
     
  14. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    The definitive answer. Also local ‘Bloom Village’ volunteers put a lot into banks, greens etc. And of course natural propagation means the clumps get bigger.

    In my local village I am petitioning for an outright cull on these pesky village guerillas making the place all happy and smily. At the very least, vaccinate against all the pent up happiness they have been harbouring all winter.
     
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  15. I try to avoid deliberately poking my nose into daffodils wherever possible, you never know if there’s something nasty in there, waiting to bite you.
     
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