The daffodils are finally out :).  I love them, despite the fact that I normally don’t like yellow in my garden.  Somehow daffodils are so cheerful.  They bring so much promise with them.

Years ago, I used to see daffs as the first flowers of spring.  Now I know better and have been enjoying cyclamen and hellebores for weeks, but still the daffodils hold a special place in my heart. 

Initially I planted the usual ones that you buy in florists, but I got so disheartened when they got blown over by strong winds (or maybe dogs), that I decided to move to the minature ones.   They may be small, but they are so robust and delicate at the same time.

I should have had more daffs this year.  I bought a load of bulbs last autumn, but the weather was so wet and the winter came so late that I never got round to planting them.  What a waste :(.  I am tempted to plant some bulbs now.  I know it is not the right time of year, but I can actually see where they need to be planted now.  It will be interesting to see if any of them actually come up next year.