Day 85: Narcissus 'Thalia'

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


There comes a day towards the end of March when all my waiting pays off, and the pure white flowers of Narcissus ‘Thalia’ open, two to each long, slender stem. My favourite daffodil by some distance, it’s one of the Triandrus narcissi, all of which are quite late flowering, many of which have a strong fragrance and share the characteristic, backward curving petals that lend the flower such grace. If I’m a bit rude about yellow daffs for much of spring, perhaps you’ll forgive me when you’ve spent some moments in quiet contemplation of this pale beauty. 

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