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Is mine bigger than yours?


By ponty


I had never thought that daffodils grew higher than the usual 12 inches or so, so I was amazed to find this fellow a few days ago. I measured it with my yard-stick and it was exactly 36 inches tall. Clearly it had been reaching for the light but is this unusual? I thought it best to post this before April 1st! :>)

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Never seen one that big.

26 Mar, 2011


you sure its not in a very tall pot under that other plant?!
its quite amazing

26 Mar, 2011


It looks like a periscope!

26 Mar, 2011


We have one very similar near us, and it is also lonely, and is in amongst some shrubs, so it looks like it is reaching for the light as you suggested.

26 Mar, 2011


Nice one Ponty, my daffs on my raised bed are always taller, I always think its because they are growing under a very tall hedge, so I guess They are reaching for the light,,,,,,,,,

26 Mar, 2011


Reaching for the sun.

26 Mar, 2011


Blimey, that is a big 'un Ponty! A determined one too :o)

26 Mar, 2011


That's the tallest I've ever seen :)

27 Mar, 2011


Thanks, all for your comments. Stickitoffee, Thomas was a doubter, too! :>)
I have no idea how this one strayed under the shrub but just for fun I shall plant a few more under it and see what comes up next year.

28 Mar, 2011


good idea P ~ i wonder how many other plants would grow to giant size if they started off hiding under shrubs ~ george must be hiding somewhere with his marvellous medicine!!

28 Mar, 2011


Something to do with your Welsh roots Ponty ... ?? lol ;~)

3 Apr, 2011


You could well be right Miss Brum but if you expect me to grow a leek the same size, don't hold your breath.:>)

4 Apr, 2011

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