Daffodils – sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.   These beauties are extremely hardy to frost and it’s very important to only plant them out once temperatures have dropped sufficiently (especially at night).  This is usually only towards the end of April.  Plant your daffodil bulbs in well-drained soil, to which compost and bone meal has been added, digging to a depth of at least 20cm and covering the neck of the bulb with about 5cm of soil.

Daffodils do well in semi-shade where they are protected from the hot midday sun.  They’ll need regular watering from the time that you have planted them until they completely die down in early summer.  Keep their soil moist, but not over watered.  Mulching these plants will help to keep their roots cool and retain moisture.