Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tenby daffodils

The Tenby daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus ssp. obvallaris) are flowering well in our brambly meadow this year: last year they had scarcely any flowers. I think they are the very best daffodil because of the clear yellow perfection of their flowers. Introduced long ago, they have naturalised themselves near Tenby in South Wales but, although they have been in our garden for many years and increse slowly bulb by bulb, they show no sign of seeding themselves. An alien not likely to become invasive.