The last of the first daffs are still blooming, as are the first of the last daffs… I took a short walk around the garden this evening to pick one of each of the narcissi in my garden, and the tally came in at 11 – much higher than I had actually thought!
I do, though, have an awful lot of narcissi in the garden. I’m guessing we’re beyond the 1,000 count – but I really can’t be bothered to count them all.
I didn’t used to like daffodils – and there ARE certain cultivars I still don’t really like. The tiny tête-à-tête varieties just rub me the wrong way for some unknown reason, and the very bright yellow “classic” daffodil is also something I need in moderate doses. Most of my daffs, though, have slightly more muted petals so I rather like them. (The only ones I dislike are a set of VERY bright yellow daffs with VERY large and coarse flowers, especially as they have been planted in a straight line that just makes them look very “highway border”… I suspect I’d dislike them less if I dug them up and replanted them in a less regimented fashion!)
Also, just because:
Yes the cat got stuck in a tree this evening. I’m becoming more ruthless about this, though, so I just left him there – and eventually he DID manage to scramble down. I see right through your “I’m stuck in a tree!!!” scam, little cat…
Mind you, I’m still enough of a sucker that he’s now sitting on my lap in front of a warm fire as I am typing this.