Here at Stanfree Valley, we love spring!
The countryside around us is reborn and colour bursts into our hedgerows and fields. One spring flower we absolutely adore is the Daffodil (Narcissus). Daffodils grow perennially from bulbs and are mostly found growing in wonderful clusters. Daffodils are native mainly to the Mediterranean region and were brought to Britain by the Romans, since then over 13,000 hybrids have been cultivated.
One noteworthy bond we have with Daffodils is that their flowers symbolise friendship. Many artists have written romantically about the golden Daffodil. We know of a famous poem written by the great William Wordsworth “I wandered lonely as a cloud”. The poet noted their brightness and beauty beside a lake beneath the trees, he catches them fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
With this in mind, we set off on a journey to see the spectacular fields of golden yellow to Lincolnshire (Spalding). Enjoy the pictures!
Taylors Bulbs is a family owned business who has won numerous awards in horticulture and gardening. In 2017, Taylors proudly displayed a selection of daffodils at the Chelsea flower show. Cultivars include Pheasants eye, Little gem and Camelot. During our visit this April, the fields looked delightful and the sound of skylarks rambling in the sky around is a compliment we would like to share.
Stanfree Valley would like to thank Taylors Bulbs for their kindness and hospitality during our visit.