Daffodils, such a cheerful flower : Tips on caring for cut daffodils

Daffodils, such a cheerful flower : Tips on caring for cut daffodils

As regular readers know, this blog brings a variety of articles, studies, thoughts, photographs, cartoons, music and recipes! It is presented in a magazine style - we hope something for everyone. Our main focus is about the Low Carb Higher (Healthy) Fat lifestyle, LCHF for short, and you can read/find out more about that in this post here

But for something different, today's post is about:-
Daffodils, for many they are the first sign that spring is on its way. Even on a grey day, daffodils make you feel like everything is right with the world. Our local supermarkets and garden centres are full of them with bunches on sale at £1-00 (or thereabouts) ... who can resist not buying a bunch!

Narcissus, the botanical name for daffodils, can be a little tricky to care for, so ...

Here is what you need to know about caring for cut daffodils:

1) Buy your daffodils when they're still a bit closed. They will begin to open after being in the water for a while.

2) Daffodils give off a sap that can be deadly to other flowers. So it's best to arrange them with other daffodils only. Feeling adventurous? Want to include them in a mixed flower arrangement anyway? Then let the daffodils stems soak overnight in cool water to release some of that sap.

3) Partially fill a clean vase with room temperature water. Half way should be good. Daffodils prefer shallow water.

4) Add some of the floral preservative from the little packet. A few shakes, not the whole thing.

5) Stand the daffodils next to the vase to see how long or short you want them to be.

6) Cut each daffodil stem on an angle with a sharp knife or flower shears. When in doubt, cut them longer than you think you actually want them. You can always re-cut them later. If you cut them too short the first time though...

7) Gently remove the protective husks or you can leave them on.

8) Repeat steps 3 - 6 every other day to help the daffodils last longer.

Do you like daffodils?
Words above from original post here

Once you've arranged your daffodils why not sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy
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You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e., use a reliable meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan
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