Happy Easter! Daffodils say it best.

The colour yellow seems almost synonymous with Easter, perhaps associated with the coming of sunny days? Or egg yolks and chicks? Daffodils seem to express this time of year better than any other flower I think.😊 In Narcissus flowers like daffodils, the yellow-to-orange range of colours are produced by carotenoid and flavonoid pigments. Different types…

Two wooly bulbs!

These early flowering Irises both share the same species name – bulbocodium – which means ‘wooly bulb’ or ‘wool covered bulb’.  Presumably because they share the same sort of furry bulb (!) but I have not dug up either to inspect the below ground parts. The lovely yellow Hoop petticoat daffodil (Narcissus bulbocodium), or narcissus, is a…