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Postby Major » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:31 am

About 18 months ago I had workman installing mains water pipes to the boundary of a property, what a mess.

I went to an auction and gambled on 2 x 56 lbs of poor quality/softish daffodil bulbs.
I got them home and had a closer look, they were not as bad as described by the auctioneer, £4, a bargain really.

I left them at the road entrance to the property to put in when workmen had finished, the next thing I know is the workman had just scattered them around both sides of the gates roadside where they should have gone anyway but I would have placed them neater., I was concerned.

We kept said workman in tea & biskitz for two days, they did some extra work for me as well so I gave them a sparrow.

Anyway, the daffs are coming up fantastic, I am really pleased, just hope they are not blind.
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Re: Daffodils

Postby PocaNLI » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:42 am

My favourite flower :wubbers:

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Re: Daffodils

Postby Dean » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:03 pm

PocaNLI wrote:My favourite flower :wubbers:

(guest post as signal on my phone crap where I have been residing for almost a week!!) :grrrrr:


Prison? :kinell:
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Re: Daffodils

Postby PocaNLI » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:18 pm

Dean wrote:
PocaNLI wrote:My favourite flower :wubbers:

(guest post as signal on my phone crap where I have been residing for almost a week!!) :grrrrr:


Prison? :kinell:


Very similar Dean!! :thud:
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Re: Daffodils

Postby Major » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:33 pm

PocaNLI wrote:My favourite flower :wubbers:

(guest post as signal on my phone crap where I have been residing for almost a week!!) :grrrrr:


There are quite a few varieties of Daffs, Poca, I luv them all, I have some mini ones in pots which I move around.

I am looking to get this density, not the length about 50 feet either side of the gates.

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Re: Daffodils

Postby McAz » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:24 pm

My missus loves them for some unaccountable reason - but as i said on another thread I most certainly do not. Cheap local authorities put daffs in every municipal spot - fortunately the more discerning places in Cumbria still have cultivated floral displays. :snooty:
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Re: Daffodils

Postby Major » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:43 pm

McAz wrote:My missus loves them for some unaccountable reason - but as i said on another thread I most certainly do not. Cheap local authorities put daffs in every municipal spot - fortunately the more discerning places in Cumbria still have cultivated floral displays. :snooty:


I think they look really nice, refreshing.
Look at my photo and point out why you do not like them
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Re: Daffodils

Postby McAz » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:51 pm

Major wrote:
McAz wrote:My missus loves them for some unaccountable reason - but as i said on another thread I most certainly do not. Cheap local authorities put daffs in every municipal spot - fortunately the more discerning places in Cumbria still have cultivated floral displays. :snooty:


I think they look really nice, refreshing.
Look at my photo and point out why you do not like them

As I’ve said, I much prefer cultivated floral displays like the better areas have ~ daffs thrown everywhere look cheap and just a little scruffy imv. :snooty:
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Re: Daffodils

Postby McAz » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:06 pm

My missus has just brought home yellow tulips - they look like genetically modified abominations - I think I prefer daffs. :laughing:
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Re: Daffodils

Postby Major » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:04 pm

There were loads of daffs around our way today
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Re: Daffodils

Postby Star » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:55 pm

Major wrote:About 18 months ago I had workman installing mains water pipes to the boundary of a property, what a mess.

I went to an auction and gambled on 2 x 56 lbs of poor quality/softish daffodil bulbs.
I got them home and had a closer look, they were not as bad as described by the auctioneer, £4, a bargain really.

I left them at the road entrance to the property to put in when workmen had finished, the next thing I know is the workman had just scattered them around both sides of the gates roadside where they should have gone anyway but I would have placed them neater., I was concerned.

We kept said workman in tea & biskitz for two days, they did some extra work for me as well so I gave them a sparrow.

Anyway, the daffs are coming up fantastic, I am really pleased, just hope they are not blind.

A sparrow?
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Re: Daffodils

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:54 pm

Daffs are a welcome sight where I live as it means some colour is coming back into the scenery.
The back lanes and single track roads and hedgerows will be bursting with them soon but not yet.
There's the odd clump of snowdrops and nothing more.
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Re: Daffodils

Postby Gabby » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:45 pm

McAz wrote:My missus loves them for some unaccountable reason - but as i said on another thread I most certainly do not. Cheap local authorities put daffs in every municipal spot - fortunately the more discerning places in Cumbria still have cultivated floral displays. :snooty:


Your missus has good taste, but you’re just a cultivated snob! :dafinger:
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Re: Daffodils

Postby McAz » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:47 pm

Poca wrote:
McAz wrote:My missus loves them for some unaccountable reason - but as i said on another thread I most certainly do not. Cheap local authorities put daffs in every municipal spot - fortunately the more discerning places in Cumbria still have cultivated floral displays. :snooty:


Your missus has good taste, but you’re just a cultivated snob! :dafinger:

Daffs and yellow tulips do not equal good taste - fortunately they've drooped to death and been thrown out (the tulips, not the missus). :snooty:
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Re: Daffodils

Postby Gabby » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:59 pm

McAz wrote:
Poca wrote:
McAz wrote:My missus loves them for some unaccountable reason - but as i said on another thread I most certainly do not. Cheap local authorities put daffs in every municipal spot - fortunately the more discerning places in Cumbria still have cultivated floral displays. :snooty:


Your missus has good taste, but you’re just a cultivated snob! :dafinger:

Daffs and yellow tulips do not equal good taste - fortunately they've drooped to death and been thrown out (the tulips, not the missus). :snooty:


I have to agree about tulips though.... if ever a flower could benefit from viagra! :mrgreen:
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