March 1st


1st March is not only St David’s Day – the patron saint of Wales – but also the first day of spring according to the meteorological calendar in the northern hemisphere. To celebrate both here are some of the earliest daffodils from my garden. (The daffodil is the national flower of Wales).

Narcissus ‘February Gold’ in the Woodland Border

The daffodil symbolises rebirth and new beginnings. It’s one of the first flowers to bloom at the end of winter, announcing the beginning of spring and signifying the end of the cold, dark days.

33 Comments Add yours

  1. margaret21 says:

    There are just a few daffodils out round here – including some tête-à-têtes in a pot outside the door.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Quite a few in the lanes and of course in the fields where they are grown commercially. Always a joy to see them appear.

  2. beetleypete says:

    I notice that St David’s Day hardly gets a mention now. At one time, many people wore leeks or daffodils, and it was something of a ‘big deal’, even in London.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      The only saint’s day that gets really noticed is St Patrick. I wonder why that is?

      1. beetleypete says:

        Because the Irish ex-pats never let it be overlooked. 🙂 x

        1. Heyjude says:

          Very true! Especially in the USA.

  3. beetleypete says:

    And if you are in London on the 17th.

  4. Denzil says:

    I was in a church service once when a young preacher was giving the sermon. To illustrate his message (which I have totally forgot), he ate a daffodil in front of everyone. When he had finished, a voice piped up from the back of the church: “You do know that daffodils are poisonous?” The preacher seemed unable to concentrate on his sermon after that!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, dear… 🤢

  5. restlessjo says:

    Remind me never to eat daffodils! A bit of a waste anyway. I wonder if he survived? Happy St. David’s Day, Jude! Chicken and leek pie for supper?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Spaghetti carbonara actually, but chicken and leek pie is on this week’s menu!!

      1. Suzanne says:

        Yum, chicken and leek pie. Ours is vegetarian 🙂

  6. Cathy says:

    Look at that sky (and the daffodils)!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      That was yesterday’s sky and not my daffodils! But close by.

      1. Cathy says:

        Still lovely 😁

  7. bushboy says:

    Nothing better than a few Daffodils appearing 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Until the tulips 🌷

      1. bushboy says:

        Funnily enough I’m not overly fond of Tulips possibly as I don’t see many around here 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          Ah, they are my favourite spring flowers, though I have grown fonder of daffodils and the small spring bulbs over the last few years.

  8. Suzanne says:

    Those cheerful blooms are also used as a fundraiser for cancer here in NZ and I can understand why as they really do scream positivity and hope.

  9. Milena Alien says:

    I wandered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils…

  10. It was our first day of autumn, but you wouldn’t have thought so. It was 32 degrees. It will take some time before the temperatures start to drop.

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