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English grown Daff bulbs

(31 Posts)
petra Mon 05-Feb-18 10:49:17

Has anyone got these in their garden.
The reason I ask is: all the Dutch Daffs are ready to bloom but with the English ones there is barely a glimpse. In fact there are just 4 glimpses grin

lemongrove Mon 05-Feb-18 10:55:38

I have no glimpses at all of any daffs! Yes, the stalks are pushing up but that’s it.You must have a warmer and sheltered garden. envy

Anniebach Mon 05-Feb-18 10:56:03

My Welsh 😀 Daffs rarely bloom untill after 1st March ,

ninathenana Mon 05-Feb-18 11:01:47

Leaves are about a ft tall but no sign of flower stalks.

whitewave Mon 05-Feb-18 11:09:21

I have quite a few out, but I do plant different strains so that I get flowering daffs from Dec/Jan through until May.

OurKid1 Mon 05-Feb-18 11:16:23

I really don't know whether mine are English or Dutch, but they're all at different stages of development. I put it down to where they are planted and the amount of sunshine they get. I quite like that as you think they're over and done with, another few pop up - makes Spring last longer. (Could do with a few in flower now - this is an awfully l-o-o-n-g winter!)

petra Mon 05-Feb-18 12:11:32

Thanks all. It will be interesting to see if there's any difference.
OurKid1
Plant some primula

Anniebach Mon 05-Feb-18 15:57:19

Measured mine, 2 inches of leaf

BlueBelle Mon 05-Feb-18 16:01:40

I ve no idea what mine are either the leaves and some stalks up but only one in bud

Jalima1108 Mon 05-Feb-18 16:37:15

I had to look at some pictures to find out the difference (and I'm still not sure). I think the traditional English ones are smaller - the ones that inspired Wordsworth!

I think mine are English and they are well up and in bud, but I hope they'll hang on a bit longer, perhaps the cold weather forecast for this week will stop them flowering just yet.

Jalima1108 Mon 05-Feb-18 16:38:01

Measured mine, 2 inches of leaf
Well, I'm not going out in the cold with a tape measure grin

Jalima1108 Mon 05-Feb-18 16:38:20

the crocuses are flowering though.

Anniebach Mon 05-Feb-18 16:40:12

Wimp .Jalima 😀

BBbevan Mon 05-Feb-18 16:43:53

Welsh daffodils are out

Jalima1108 Mon 05-Feb-18 16:49:37

I am sitting next to the radiator.
I think 'nesh' is the word DM would have used.

Anniebach Mon 05-Feb-18 16:51:57

Where BB, down South ? Not in this part

Anniebach Mon 05-Feb-18 16:54:05

Yes nesh was my Mums word too Jalima, I had to go out there, Veruca Salt was digging and had turned deaf

BBbevan Mon 05-Feb-18 18:57:24

Yes Anniebach in my garden in Carmarthen

Anniebach Mon 05-Feb-18 19:22:54

BB! That is so unfair , why there and not here , think I will have a sulk, I usually have to buy them for 1st March

Jalima1108 Mon 05-Feb-18 19:45:22

I bought some at the weekend, they were tight buds but now coming out and looking lovely.

Chewbacca Mon 05-Feb-18 20:04:44

I've got some snowdrops out and some of the crocuses that are in pots. A few of the daffodils are just poking their heads above the soil but no sign of any leaves or stalks yet. I'm in NW England and it's rained relentlessly here for weeks forever so I'm wondering if they're water logged.

lemongrove Mon 05-Feb-18 23:15:22

Our crocii (!) are not up yet, only snowdrops and primroses in flower so far.Annieb is Veruca Salt the hired help? grin

Jalima1108 Tue 06-Feb-18 14:30:40

I think she is Annie's new rotavator

Nelliemoser Tue 06-Feb-18 14:57:02

I suspect the Dutch ones might be "forced" or just a different variety. The cut ones are probably polytunnel reared and I don't care.
I just love them at this time of year and I hope some hard working growers are making some money out of it.

When all my garden daffs finished last year I stood the pots at the bottom of my garden out of the way. They are growing away well now but whether they will flower again or not I do not know.

Nelliemoser Tue 06-Feb-18 15:02:33

I think my garden is probably quite sheltered but the bottom of the garden where I have stored them, is possibly a frost hollow where all the cold air sinks down the slope towards the bottom fence.
I am not going out now with my wellies and warm coat to do any scientific measuring.