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Daffodils announce the beginning of spring

  • They are one of the rare species of plants that are able to successfully grow through the snow.
  • Due to toxic sap in the stem, daffodil should not be kept in the vase with other plants.
  • Squirrels won’t eat daffodils due to these poisonous crystals — be careful to keep away from dogs, too.
  • There are at least 25 different daffodil species and up to 13,000 hybrids according to the Daffodil Data Bank.
  • Daffodils are surprisingly tolerant of cold, and they’re an ideal flower for novice gardeners

Plan ahead and buy yourself some daffodil bulbs, ready for planting in September. This will bring you beautiful flowers for next spring!

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Grow a sunflower and watch the birds eat the seeds

Sunflowers are not only beautiful plants, they can also help feed your local garden birds.

Try growing 1 or 2 in your garden, from a tiny seed, right the way through to a tall, swaying giant. Keep your eyes peeled for those hungry garden birds and write down all the species you can identify.

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Plant an insect-friendly plant

Growing insect-friendly plants in your garden can help encourage new life to visit, such as bees, beetles and all manner of tiny bugs. 

Spend some time in your garden and see how many species you can identify!

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