Did you know?
“The UK is the world leader in the commercial production of daffodils, with over 4,000 ha grown. Nearly half of the output of bulbs and cut-flowers is exported to Europe and North America.”
[Dr Rosemary Collier, Warwick Crop Centre, The University of Warwick.]
And West Cornwall is one of the major daffodil growing areas. It’s certainly no surprise to me, because since I was a girl, I’ve loved seeing wild spring daffodils and narcissi showing colour in Cornish hedgerows before they even hint at appearing anywhere else.
Down in Cornwall we leapfrog the cool white snowdrops that are a sign of spring coming but still a couple of months away ‘up country’, and launch straight into spring yellows and oranges. Which makes the county the perfect place for a spring wedding. There may be a touch of rain, it’s true (a fine excuse to carry a pretty umbrella), but temperatures outside will be warmer than everywhere else in mainland Britain.
This Sunday, March 1st, is the first wedding venue open day to be held at a well-loved local hotel, Trenython Manor, (gorgeous views over the Bay and Italianate touches) and I will be there among the champagne and canapés.
So come along, say hello and talk flowers. You’ll find me in the chapel!