December Daffodils.

Two perfect little blooms of Narcissus minor ‘Cedric Morris’ have opened just in time for Christmas.

Narcissus minor 'Cedric Morris'

Narcissus minor ‘Cedric Morris’

Sometimes they make it in time for Christmas and other years they wait until January to open their flawless little trumpets. I wrote the history of this beautiful and rare Narcissus earlier in the year on 6th January when they last bloomed, so I won’t repeat myself here.

I’d like to give a big thank you to everyone who has followed me and left comments on my blog this year. And a big thank you, too, to the writers of the great blogs that I read. You have taught me a lot and you have kept me interested and  thoroughly entertained. Sometimes you have made me  stop and think, and sometimes you have made me laugh out loud.

So to all my lovely blogging friends a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.


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54 Responses to December Daffodils.

  1. Christina says:

    Thank you for your friendship Liz, a very Happy Christmas to you and the pianist and a great gardening year in 2015.

    • Chloris says:

      Thank you Christina, I was so glad to get to know you and see your lovely garden. I hope you two have a wonderful Xmas and I hope to see you here in 2015 and maybe go on a nursery jaunt together or see a garden.

  2. Tina says:

    Thank you for your wonderful blog–I’m so happy to have found you and I’ve learned much from your posts. Daffodils are something I just cant’ grow–so I enjoy other gardeners and their bounty!

  3. Oh what a special Christmas gift to see these blooming in your garden….wishing you a Happy Christmas a fabulous New Year!

    • Chloris says:

      It is very special gift indeed, they are very rare and quite temperamental. They sometimes disappear entirely for no apparent reason. I think they must be particularly susceptible to Narcissus Fly.
      A very happy Xmas to you Donna.

  4. Happy Christmas from a wet and soggy South Carolina! Take care and enjoy the days ahead.

  5. Brian Skeys says:

    Lovely to see the Narcissus flowering in the garden today. I have been out to have a look around the garden,to see if there is anything I could post, it is amazing what is flowering now.
    Happy Christmas.

  6. Helen says:

    Gosh narcissus flowering already.
    Have a lovely Christmas and best wishes for 2015

  7. croftgarden says:

    Lovely to see Cedric Morris again.
    I have so enjoyed visiting your garden this year and have appreciated the depth of your plant lore.

    • Chloris says:

      Thank you Christine and I have enjoyed your windswept garden and lovely view. I have appreciated the comments you have left on my blog; you have such a depth of scientific knowledge that I always learn something from you.
      Happy Christmas.

  8. A lovely treat to have Cedric flowering in time for Christmas.
    Have a wonderful time yourself. Christmas and New Year wishes for you and your family. Have a good one!

  9. Cathy says:

    What a well-timed surprise, Chloris and I hope you have space round your table for Cedric this Christmas. It has of course been a pleasure sharing blogs over the year – long may it continue. Best wishes to you and the Pianist and your family for this festive time and the following year.

    • Chloris says:

      Cedric is indeed a lovely Christmas surprise but he won’ t be going in a vase. The blooms last for weeks in the garden.
      I enjoy our blog exchanges too. Perhaps your camper van will bring you as far as Suffolk next year and you will be able to visit me.
      Happy Christmas to you and your family.

      • Cathy says:

        Suffolk is definitely first on the agenda for short trips 🙂 We are currently trying to sort out dates for the Outer Hebrides to get something definite on the 2015 calendar!

  10. Flighty says:

    Thanks, and to you too. xx

  11. Nell Jean says:

    Merry Christmas. The very first brave Daffodils always thrill the heart knowing they predict another glorious spring.

    • Chloris says:

      Happy Christmas. Yes indeed this little narcissus is a very special harbinger of Spring blooming in the depths of winter. It looks so fragile but is totally hardy.

  12. rusty duck says:

    Many thanks to you for your brilliant blog too Chloris. You have certainly made me stop and think and given me loads of ideas to pick up on next year. Have a good one x

  13. Debra says:

    What a nice gift from the earth! Happy holidays. =D

  14. Anna says:

    Such little gems and the most perfect Christmas present Chloris. I do hope that the molluscs show goodwill and stay well clear. It’s been a absolute pleasure to visit ‘The Blooming Garden’ during the last twelve months. Wishing you and the Pianist a Happy Christmas and may your garden flourish in 2015 xxx

    • Chloris says:

      Thank you Anna and I have enjoyed The Green Tapestry very much too.
      Cedric Morris is delightful. I am always so glad to see them because sometimes they just disappear never to be seen again. They seem to be particularly vulnerable to Narcissus Fly.
      Snails nibbled the first clump so they are coming up a bit tatty but these have pellets all round them.
      I am looking forward to my Blonde Inge. There is a nice little shoot.
      Have a very happy Christmas.

  15. snowbird says:

    What lovely blooms in time for Christmas.
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas Chloris, I am so pleased to have found your blog, I love your style and the huge laughs you have given me!xxx

    • Chloris says:

      And I am delighted to have found your blog too Dina, your adventures keep me hugely entertained. Your lovely personality shines through in your writing so that all your followers feel that they know you and that you are a friend. I am looking forward to seeing what you get up to to in 2015. Happy Christmas to you.

  16. mattb325 says:

    Those daffodils are truly lovely and perfectly timed flowers to cheer mid-winter days 🙂 Wishing you a Merry Christmas, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog!

  17. Cathy says:

    What a lovely gift for Christmas. I have never seen daffodils at Christmas before! You have summed up so well how I feel too Chloris – thanks for all your wonderful posts and comments and have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy 2015!

    • Chloris says:

      Thank you Cathy. I am looking forward to seeing what 2015 will bring. New plants and new garden adventures for us all to share. And in your case new recipes to tempt us.
      Happy Christmas.

  18. Kris P says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful garden, the mulberry tree, and your thoughts about gardening and gardeners. Your blog is always more than just pretty pictures, Chloris. Best wishes for a very merry Christmas!

    • Chloris says:

      Thank you Kris and I am a great fan of your blog and your beautiful garden. How I wish that I could walk round it with you and go with you on one of your exciting nursery jaunts.
      Happy Christmas..

  19. pbmgarden says:

    It’s a treat to see your Narcissus minor ‘Cedric Morris’. It’s interesting to note the dates when certain plants bloom each year. I’ve loved reading your blog and appreciated your comments on mine as well. Best to you this holiday.

  20. Julie says:

    Happy Christmas Chloris and thank you for all the effort you put into your lovely blog – I always enjoy reading it!

  21. Chloris says:

    Thank you Julie and I always enjoy yours too. Happy Christmas.

  22. Alison says:

    Merry Christmas Chloris, and Happy New Year too! I’ve discovered plenty of new blogs and made new blogging friends this year too. I enjoy your blog very much!

  23. Happy Christmas, Chloris! I’m so glad we’ve become blogging acquaintances this year. I always look forward to your posts. All the best for the New Year ahead!

  24. A lovely early Christmas present. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day and best wishes to you all, Chloris!

  25. Chloris says:

    Thank you, Ali. All the best, and I hope you have a garden full of the lovely scents that you love so much to enjoy this winter.

  26. bittster says:

    Cedric is great Christmas company and it doesn’t sound like he overstays his welcome at all. Thanks for a wonderful blog, I always find something entertaining here and learn something new and interesting at the same time. Happy holidays and here’s to 2015!

  27. Robbie says:

    I have been away for the past week from my computer-enjoying friends and family…
    Enjoy reading and visiting your blog-you have a beautiful garden + always enjoy your tours of your place + places you visit!
    Happy NEW Year:-)
    2015 will be the best year ever:-)

  28. Chloris says:

    Thank you Robbie. I enjoy your blog so much too. Always crammed full of ideas and so beautifully presented with wonderful photos.
    Yes, I am sure 2015 is going to be a good one!

  29. I’ve very much enjoyed your posts and exchanging views on your blog and mine. Happy Holidays!

  30. Annette says:

    What a lovely gift for xmas, Chloris. Hope you’ve had a good one! I look forward to following your inspirational blog and wish you all the best for 2015! I also nominated you for the Liebster Award and hope you’ll find the time to do the necessary (more info in my latest post). Best wishes 🙂

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