The narcissus, St. Patrick’s Day, has never let me down before. It has always flowered on March 17th, St. Patrick’s day, no matter what the weather has been like. This is how it was this year, tight bud.
It took a good week for it to open up and flower properly on March 24th.
Don’t understand it really, the last couple of winters have been extremely cold, yet it flowered on time, Maybe the snow the previous winter acted like a huge duvet, but the winter before that we didn’t have any snow to speak about, just lots of frost.
Checking the other clumps, I found that they were all at the same stage of development, all just starting to come out at the same time.
Now that it is here, I wanted to share it with you, a really lovely colour, much paler than Tete-a-tete, more the colour of primroses.
We are having such a warm spell at the moment, temperatures more like the middle of summer and likely to stay this way for another week, so I hope this doesn’t mean that all our spring bulbs are going to be over far too soon. Already I am having to dead head all the little Tete-a-tete daffodils, they have finished flowering for this year. So, St.Patrick, I will enjoy you while I can and hope that you stay around for a few weeks, I will also look forward to March 17th 2013 and hope that you turn up on time!!