Six on Saturday 03.09.22

Before I left Wellington on Wednesday (local time), I took these pictures of the daffodils filling up our little space with their little golden faces. As I will be somewhere over the Pacific between time zones next week, I won’t be here, but hope to catch up with everyone’s posts at least. In the meantime, trying to do this post on an iPad…Anyway, it is time for Six on Saturday when The Propagator encourages us to share what is going on in our gardens in all parts of the world. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in.

The Daffodil Rip van Winkle has flowered after an appropriate dormant year. It is quite a lovely bloom.

Elsewhere, some white flowers, and one peach centred one and one that has turned yellow. These have been in the pot for a few years, so maybe one is reverting?

Some jet fire and some pretty double headed blooms.

That’s all from me folks for this week. As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. Hope you are all well and enjoying your gardens in whatever the season is with you.

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  1. Pretty selection. I’m starting to think through bulb purchases. I want shorter early daffodils as I currently have very tall ones that take ages to flower and then die down getting in the way of everything else.

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  2. Daffs are one of my favourite flowers, welcome harbingers of spring. But I’m not too fond of the ostentatiously fussy ones in your second and third images. I think part of the glory of daffs is their simplicity, and that’s lost in some of the flamboyant modern hybrids. In my book the simpler and brighter they are, the better they are…my favourite is your final image.

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  3. I think we all agree that your daffodils are just what we want to see…..very pretty. I had some Rip Van Winkle daffodils earlier this year. They were lovely but each one needed to be supported since the heads seemed too heavy for their stems.

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  4. My garden is starting to wind down for the season. Now the leaves will be turning red and gold and mums will be seen everywhere. I am thinning my Iris bulbs and giving some to my nieces. They started at my home where I grew up. I mama had them for years. Now I have many of them in my own yard and I will share them with my family. It makes me feel like my mama’s flowers will always be around. Your flowers are beautiful!!!

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  5. I loved your daffodils. we went to Bathurst four weeks ago and we saw so many daffodils. Not in a field like Wordsworth’s cloud of daffodils planted along borders on the fence line. wondered if all the people who had planted these delightful flowers had realized how much joy they give random strangers. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to return the favour and our garden isn’t flash.
    Hope you have a great time away.
    Best wishes,


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