This is far too late for In A Vase Monday and, as the daffodils were not grown in our garden, strictly speaking I don't think these qualify for Cathy's meme but I thought they were too cheerful to keep to myself :)
They were just a bunch of green buds when the EM brought them home from the market but in no time they were looking like this ... and the perfume is divine!
A couple of weeks ago I posted a photo showing the seed packets received from the Cottage Garden Society seed exchange (post here). This sparked a question or two so I thought I'd tell you more about how the seed exchange works. The seeds are donated by many of the members of the CGS who collect them throughout the year as they ripen They are sent into a wonderful lady, Margaret Mason, who then checks them, makes sure they have the correct Latin name, etc. We, the members, are then sent a seed list, with the winter edition of the CGS magazine. There's approximately 1500 species and varieties of flowers, herbs and vegetables from which we are invited to make our selection. The eagerly awaited packets of seeds are then sent out January/February time.