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Spring into action with new daffodill bulbs

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018 4:36pm

Margaret Griffin


This time of the year is like Christmas morning for gardeners, when the new collection of spring flowering bulbs arrive to Griffins.

The 2019 collection of daffodils, muscari, bluebells have already arrived in store with the tulips, hyacinths and many more spring flowering bulbs are due to arrive within the week.

As usual, the new varieties and best sellers always sell out fast, so I would advise you to choose your bulbs early to ensure you have the best range possible.

Pots of gold Griffins has the largest range of West Cork daffodil bulbs. These are strong Irish grown daffodils that thrive so well in our climate and gardens.

The classic If you are looking for a traditional yellow proud daffodil, its the Dutch Master Daffodil you should go for. It has been favourite daffodil for decades. It's great for naturalising and creates the perfect early burst of classic yellow colour.

It produces deep golden-yellow blooms. This tall daffodil has strong thick stems which makes it able to cope with our bad weather conditions.

Tete-a-Tete Daffodil This is a vigorous, dwarf daffodil bearing one to three flowers in early spring, on average between late February and April. The golden-yellow flowers are perfect to lighten up dark areas and are beautiful in mass plantings.

It is easy to grow and compact, making it ideal for smaller gardens and areas where the traditional size daffodils can be too much. It has been bred to have multiple flowers per bulb for a fantastic bright display.

This cultivar can also be grown indoors for early flowering. This is what I call the 'fool proof' daffodil. Even for the gardener that can't seem to grow anything, this variety is so easy to get going.

No matter how awful a gardener you may think you are, there's a 100 per cent success rate with this variety so there is no excuse! It really couldn't be simpler, and with that classic daffodil look, it will really give your garden that perfect spring ambiance.

Some of my favourite daffodils are the ones that exude a wonderful fragrance in spring and early summer. Some of these scents are so nostalgic, bringing me back to my childhood and wonderful walks through fields and gardens. There is something about the fragrance from a flower, it's like a time machine has been switched on and has taken you back to your childhood.

The variety of double fragrant narcissus this year are amazing. Double Narcissus have extra petals present, or have a double trumpet, and sometimes both. This double effect makes for a very interesting flower that will add a special touch to any garden or landscape.

Often they have more than one flower per stem and the following varieties have a wonderful fragrance.

Narcissus Rose Of May

Delight your senses with this compact, late-blooming daffodil. This distinctively different variety produces fully double whorls of ivory white petals that resemble gardenias, and exude a most delicious fragrance.

Narcissus Peach Swirl

An elegant rose-like bloom, it ignites the spring garden with peach-colored centres and crisp white petals. It is beautiful when planted through a bed of traditional daffodils like Dutch Master. Plant in clumps of three of five for a good impact.

Summer concert

On Friday 31 August, enjoy an enchanting evening of music at Griffins Garden Centre in Drispey. Inniscarra Historical Society will present its annual summer concert at Griffins.

There will be performances by the High Hopes Choir and other performers throughout the event. Tickets can be purchased at Griffins and other local shops. All proceeds will be shared between Cork Penny Dinners and Inniscarra Historical Society. To book, phone 021-7334286.

Don't forget our kids gardening club will be back on 1 September too. To book your young enthusiastic gardeners in to the Slug Club, visit

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