We're all in self-isolation - quite pleasant when the sun shines!
My mother's Day gift yesterday was a lovely bunch of daffodils. Picked from the lane! (well why not)
Have you ever wondered why there are
so many daffs in the hedgerows
and banks in rural areas?
No it isn't that there have been a lot of road traffic accidents and bulbs have been planted as a memorial.
It relates back to WWII.
Many farms grew daffs for the floral markets and sent them by train to Covent Garden etc. When land had to be dug over and planted with food crops during WWII the daffodil bulbs all had to be ploughed up.
Many farmers, instead of destroying the bulbs merely scattered them along the hedgerows or in woodlands.
And the daffs' 'offspring' are still there.
This is Lexie and our daffs on our bank in the lane. They look gorgeous. (Well they did... *laugh*)