1200 Daffodils Planted in the Village

‘And then my heart with pleasure fills…and dances with the daffodils’.

William Wordsworth 1770 – 1850

You may have noticed, on a couple of recent weekends, an intrepid band of
‘horticulturalists’ working on the six roads leading into Walsham. On behalf of the
Open Gardens Trust they have been busy planting 1200 daffodil bulbs on the verges
around the village signs, in anticipation of the 40th anniversary of the Open Gardens
next year.

Ably supported by coffee, sausage rolls and blueberry muffins provided by Jan Hall, and
bacon rolls by Frances Jenner, they dug their way through some very heavy vegetation
to complete the task. Hopefully, the fruits of their labours will be evident next spring, in
a display that will, over the forthcoming years, develop into one that will rival
Wordsworth’s ‘crowd, a host of golden daffodils’.

The Open Gardens team would like to thank John Stebbing, Karl Trainer, Robin Newell, John Hall, Mike Cousins, Les Fulcher, Howard Gilbert, Frances Jenner and Jan Hall for their hard
work.