Saturday, August 20, 2011

a little daffy

Narcissus 'Tête à Tête'

it's high season for daffodils in the garden here

we have hundreds of them now
self bred from a small quantity 
planted five years ago

my favourite daffodils are the miniatures
they are pocket rockets of brightness
and slip happily into a pot to be placed
in prominent spots about the yard

"Jetfire" mini daffs

then quietly shoved behind a shrub
after flowering until the leaves
have had their fill of sunshine


now the snails have gotten into these little "Jetfire" daffs
ironically, after scouring the wheelbarrow they live in,
i found them

it should have been obvious really !

1 comment:

  1. Ooh I do love that new "Nibbled" variety...very avant garde