Blooming new year daffodil surprise on Peanut RoundaboutJanuary 8, 2008 at 2:55 am | Posted in Daffodils, Flowers, January, Spring, St. David's Day, Wales, Wild flowers, Windsor, Windsor Great Park, Winter | Leave a comment
Admiring hundreds of daffodils in full and partial bloom yesterday inside the peanut-shaped roundabout at the outskirts of Windsor Great Park, where Mounts Hill meets the Sheet Street Road (A332) that runs through the park, I wondered how many daffs are flowering in Wales. We are usually pleased when they appear in time to be worn to celebrate St. David’s Day, 1st March. It seems to me that the first week of January is pretty early for these flowers to appear here, though we have had a run of mild weather recently.
Here are a couple of wild springtime blooms we discovered last year at Virginia Water, also inside Windsor Great Park, in April 2007: