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Britain biggest Daffodil Festival cannot happen!


By drc726


I read today that for the first time in 40m years there are no blooms out for The Thriplow (Hertfordshire) Daffodil Festival, the first time in the festival history that this has happened. In 1976 the villagers planted 3 tons of Daffodil bulbs, middle and late flowering. Thousands of people have visited the village festival since 1969 but this year no daffodils opened as yet. Our village is usually a lovely sight too but so far nothing.

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I have no daffodils opened yet in Glasgow. On the radio they said Spring was a month late!

17 Mar, 2010


It certainly seems that way Linda, we are right down south and its very cold still

17 Mar, 2010


I usually have daffodils for St David's day 1st March, but this year I still have none on 18th. Never known it so late. Shame for the festival to be missed. I hope it never happens again.

18 Mar, 2010


I hope the Cuckoo and Swallows wont also be late.

18 Mar, 2010


mine in the midlnds are budding well but still green and heron we used to regularly have cuckoo's but the last few years hardly hear one once :-(

18 Mar, 2010


Spring may be late this year but I can never remember such a good show from the snowdrops and crocus when they did eventually appear

18 Mar, 2010


was spring late or back on time? we have been told for ages that spring was getting earlier and earlier.

18 Mar, 2010


good point Sbg !

18 Mar, 2010


i live on the south coas tand theres a lot of daffs out here now...

18 Mar, 2010


my tete-a-tete in southfacing pots are just out... Hurray....

19 Mar, 2010

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