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Daffodils to naturalise on a windy site

Question from Yvonne Horgan

In forum: General

New build house with no garden, which is fun, a clean slate. Post and rail fence between our lawn and a large field, facing NW, so exposed to cold North winter wind. I've planted climbing roses (on the basis they will be dormant during the worst of it), but would like to fill the space between them (still grassed) with spring bulbs, but I'm concerned the wind will simply knock them down as soon as they flower. I love the look of daffs nodding in the breeze like gossiping neighbours, but the wind really rips across the field. I don't want to put anything solid up because we like the view. Any recommendations for wind resistant narcissi?

  • Posted: Sun. 15th August 2021 10:48

Re: underplanting artemesia with bulbs

Message from Susan Bonnett

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Edward we had artemesia in our last garden and by chance grew daffodils through it. They were the tall variety so about 30cm tall which gave them the strength to force their way through.

If you were thinking of miniature narcissus then I don't know if they would be tough enough to get through the canopy.

Tulips are determined and will fight their way through but their stems could be contorted as though they have spondylitis.

I hope that is helpful.

  • Posted: Thu. 12th September 2019 09:20

Re: Total novice

Message from Silentboo

In forum: Container gardening

Bit late for summer 2017. I'm a novice too, but have done well with daffodils and ivy. Also buying bedding plants like lobelia, bacopa, nemisia and pansies have helped make my pots look more successful than they are. Despite having things like Begonias, Fuschias and Dianthus looking good for a while, they always succumb to my neglect / over tinkerring. Hope your experiments are going better.

  • Posted: Wed. 31st January 2018 15:20

Re: Daffodil variety for identification

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Kevin, do you have a close-up of the flower head? It is hard to spot what makes it different from other daffodils. Thanks, Nicola

  • Posted: Tue. 5th July 2016 05:48

Re: Plants flowering throughout the year

Message from C

In forum: Garden design

How about some wild flowers grown from seed scattered around. Also some bulbs planted in autumn, daffodils etc

  • Posted: Mon. 9th June 2014 12:48

Any ideas on this plant?

Question from Clive

In forum: Identify a plant

Has any got any ideas on this plant? It has stumped us. Its living in the shade and has heart shaped leaves approximately 3 inches in diameter. The flowers are double trumpets that are a little reminiscent of daffodils. Im not sure if its a perennial or evergreen.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Clive.

  • Posted: Fri. 25th April 2014 07:25

would this stop squirrels eating my bulbs

Comment from mrs finch

In forum: Garden design

I have tried parrafin, bone meal, deep planting sharp grit, but still the squirrels get my tulip bulbs. i read that they do not like daffodil bulbs, so would it work if i deep plant a tulip and then put a few miniture daffodils higher up, would the smell of the daffodil hide the tulip?

  • Posted: Sat. 13th July 2013 21:41

Re: primrose muncher

Message from Freddie Dunkley

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks


I've only just seen your post, but I feel the problem may be earwigs! I have seen them late at night (when slug/snail rustling!) eating petals on daffodils, narcissi, violas and primula, plus other blooms.

Hateful things, and I don't know what you can do, apart from collect them in an upturned pot full of straw on the end of a short cane. Once collected - goodness knows!

  • Posted: Sat. 6th July 2013 18:17

Re: Early bulb growth

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: General

Snow drops and daffodils are poisonous to all critters, now crocus's that is another story, field mice and squirrels think they are a gourmet spread.

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd January 2013 15:29

Re: Plants toxic to dogs

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Lilium 'Triumphator'

Hi, Katrine,
There are any number of plants that can be potentially to dogs, but the worst offenders are:
Autumn crocus, azaleas, kalanchoe, cyclamen, lilies, oleander, lily of the valley, sago palm, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, apple trees, cherry trees, asparagus fern, privet, red maple trees, hosta, castor bean, yew, ivy, and dieffenbachia (an indoor plant)
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 6th September 2012 17:28

Re: Re: Planting in Container

Message from Emma Gee

In forum: Container gardening

I have two tubs outside out north-facing front door. One contains a mound-forming yellow-flowered euphorbia [unnamed present] and the other is full of pelargoniums in full flower! In the winter the second one is full of cowslips and tete-a-tete daffodils.

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd July 2012 07:31


Question from kay summerfield

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

I inherited an overgrown hedge of conifers, which I have managed into a fairly good, but still quite high hedge. I have planted many hellebores alongside it, to try to distract from the trunks and bare patches at its base., with mixed success. They are on the south east side of my garden, so they get quite a bit of sun. Should I feed, if so what with and when? I try to keep them well watered in the summer, but they tend to end the year looking a bit brown. Is this a lost cause? They are mixed in with daffodils, snowdrops, climbing roses, all of which seem ok. Thank you for your help.

  • Posted: Tue. 23rd February 2010 11:05

Uninspiring concrete tubs

Question from Laura Thomas

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event


what would the panel recommend to provide year round interest for these three concrete 'tubs' (foreground). Each 'tub is aproximately 2ft wide and situated in shade.

This is a main seating area for a south-east facing community garden and is rather drab apart from a splurge of daffodils and a couple of stringy geraniums

The tub in the far background has had its ?Phormium removed in order to create a herb bed and space around it for a flower/veg growing potting area for community members.

many thanks

p.s. this is a tight budget project which does not stretch to even the cost of exterior paint on rendered walls and tubs

  • Posted: Thu. 23rd April 2009 07:32

planting and design ideas

Question from Ann

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

I have created curved beds all over the garden which are just being newly planted and I love but having just grass under the garden swing seat area looks a little bare! I wanted to plant over it and also now want to plant under it - any ideas for making it more cottage like and cosy. It is full of roots as is the area behind it under the trees which has wild daffodils and snowdrops and weeds!. Any tips on what to do up this end would be really welcome.
Many thanks for your time,

  • Posted: Wed. 8th April 2009 09:36

Fresh flowers in the house

Message from Georgie

In forum: Container gardening

"There's probably some law that says Daffodils have to have their leaves removed before they can be sold."

LOL! Just trying to think why daffodil leaves would be considered dangerous. :D

G x

  • Posted: Tue. 10th March 2009 21:19

Fresh flowers in the house

Message from Joanne 9919

In forum: Container gardening

It's probably because their never sourced from local growers.

Everything is mass produced and imported these days. And don't get me started on EU regulations. There's probably some law that says Daffodils have to have their leaves removed before they can be sold.


  • Posted: Tue. 10th March 2009 10:07

Weather update

Message from Ann

In forum: News

Hi Jo, bit late but it was lovely lthist week, we have just had a big downpour which is now being following by some more sunshine! Daffodils about to come out - popping up all over the place from my double digging - I have tried to dig a few up to move to the back under the trees and they are about 2 feet deep! Just shows you what they can do if they want to!
We had frost a few times last week early but oh that lovely sunshine

  • Posted: Sun. 8th March 2009 16:19

Spring bulbs

Comment from Georgie

In forum: Ornamental plants

My first Narcissus Tete a Tete come out yesterday, about four weeks later than last year, so a very welcome sight it was too.

I always think that daffodils are the first sign of spring. I was wondering if others have found that their spring bulbs are blooming much later than last year. Also, what are your favourites?


  • Posted: Fri. 27th February 2009 10:36

Blooming too soon

Message from Kathy C

In forum: News

Hi, Anthony,

As frustrating as it may be, it is a common problem for many types of bulbs to send up foliage too soon, especially if there has been a particularly warm spell when the soil should be cooling down in autumn. Don't panic, though. The foliage of most bulbs is remarkably hardy and with the mulch you provided, should be okay throughout winter. The only cause for concern - and this rarely happens - is if the foliage fully forms (as it would look in spring right before flowering) and flower buds are emerging. The exposed buds will most likely be killed off by the cold but the bulbs will most likely survive.

What type of bulbs do you have? I ask because sometimes the problem isn't a warm spell but planting depth. Many bulbs, particularly tulips and daffodils, will start sprouting in autumn if they were planted too shallowly. Rule of thumb is to plant down three or even four times the height of the bulb. If you think that might be the problem, gently dig them up being careful to protect little roots shooting from the bulb, plant them deeper and give them a thorough watering. If you planted Muscari (grape hyacinth), it is normal for them to send up floppy foliage in late summer or autumn. As long as the bulbs were planted deeply enough, they can be left alone.

Hope this is of use to you...let me know what happens in spring.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Fri. 5th December 2008 11:03