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How do the daffodils know that ?

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How do the daffodils know that ?

1st March.......... St. David`day 
2nd March......... Mothers day....
How do the daffodils know that?    Smiley Grin Roll eyes
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Bob_Milton
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St. David's Day at the primary school began with a religious service in one of the chapels or churches in Carmarthen. We went to school dressed in our Welsh costumes. The girls looked charming in a pais a betgwn - a petticoat and overcoat, made of Welsh flannel, and a tall beaver hat, worn over a frilled white bonnet. The boys wore a white shirt with a jabbot and wrist frills, a Welsh flannel waistcoat, black breeches, long woollen socks and black shoes. To complete the outfit we wore a flat beaver hat. I wore my national costume with pride until I was seven years old, and after that I had to be bribed to do so... I later wore a Welsh flannel waistcoat in honour of the great day.
The pupils marched through the town, led by the Mayor and town dignitaries. People gathered to see us marching past, and to wave us on. Little did they realise that we, the sons and daughters of Welsh Wales, almost froze to death on these mornings. After all, a white shirt was little protection against the cold winds of a March morning, despite having a woollen jumper underneath

The daffodils know when they see all this going on about them.
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Interesting  Roll eyes But the daffodils would have to know at least 1 or maybe two weeks before hand, to give them sufficient time to pop up out of the ground and grow tall enough to bloom in time for the great day  Smiley Roll eyes Smiley
Bob_Milton
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Re: How do the daffodils know that ?

That's easy they only have to remember what happened last year.
James
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Re: How do the daffodils know that ?

When they wouldn't have existed...
Bob_Milton
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Re: How do the daffodils know that ?

But they are Welsh daffodils.
LadyD
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Re: How do the daffodils know that ?

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When they wouldn't have existed...

Ahh but the bulbs would have a memory of past events
jmd
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Re: How do the daffodils know that ?

and in any case, date of Mothering Sunday changes each year as it always 3 weeks before Easter.................. Smiley

note; it is Mothering Sunday NOT Mothers Day - that is an American thing that is totally different day.  Mothering Sunday originates from the time just before Easter when Servants had one of their few full days off................etc
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But they are Welsh daffodils.

These are "Hampshire" daffodils, but probably have Welsh relatives somewhere ! Roll eyes
We also have the cherry trees in bloom down our street  Cool
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Re: How do the daffodils know that ?

The daff wen shy on me.... here they are  (hopefully)  Embarrassed
pierre_pierre
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The first picture, are you sure that they went under contract with Tesco's they have got a lot half price, serves them right
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No Pierre, I think they were planted a long time before Tesco came on the scene. !  Roll eyes Grin Roll eyes
pierre_pierre
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Re: How do the daffodils know that ?

I was looking for the Yellow Ones, Silly Tongue
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Me?    Silly?  Now what gave you that idea?  Roll eyes
pierre_pierre
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Ive got a new cat specially for the spring. its very good has never made a mess in my garden or house.  It doesnt scratch either, and it occasionally bring me a mouse.
Also went to Anglesy Abbey, the snow drops wernt that bad