Spring Daffodils, Donnington

Recent Photograph of Spring Daffodils (Donnington)

Wild daffodils may be seen in many of the fields and hedgerows in and around Donnington and Dymock in spring. They are left over from when whole fields were devoted to cultivating “Dymock Daffodils” to be sold to London as early spring flowers in the 1930s. The bottom fell out of the Dymock Daffodil business when even earlier flowers became available from the Channel Isles, but they were left in the fields, and now, providing fields have been left as pasture, they continue to bloom wild.

These particular ones must have been self-seeding to be found growing in the hedgerow like this!

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)


Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 2nd April 2004.
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