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If you love daffodils, beautiful countryside, and a lovely day out, then come along for a guided daffodil walk near the village of Whitegate, in the heart of the Vale Royal, Cheshire.

Guided by Len Tomlinson, you’ll find out about daffodil growing, propogating, competitions, local history of the area and farming, and see many varieties of daffodils that have been cultivated for over a century.

Daffodil walks are made during the height of the growing season – March and April, but every year is different as are the varieties that you’ll see!

Update on Daffodils, Bulbs, Planting and Dates for 2015

Get planting your daffodil bulbs now!

Only buy firm bulbs, and remember the general rule for planting not too deep – usually about 2 to 2 and a half times the depth of the bulb.

Fertilise if you like with blood fish and bone (high potash content).

We have recently planted lots of bulbs (4-5 thousand) down in pingot and into the woods, so there should be lots to see in the spring!

This summer was very good for daffodils with a lot of rain early on then a really dry June and July, which the bulbs love.

We’ll update soon with the dates for the daffodil walks as soon as possible, but ought to be approximately the last week in March and the first week in April.

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Hurry on down just a few days left!!

What a fabulous turn out for our walks this year.

Daffodils are the best that they have ever been and although the early varieties have taken a bit of a battering with the wind and rain the last couple of nights we are fortunate that the late flowering varieties are evident. meaning that there’s  plenty to see over the next few days.  We still have a few places left on our Daffodil tours from Wed 9th – Sat 12th April, times at 10.30 and 2pm each day( please call 01606 889380 to book)

or self walks all day upto and including Sun 13th 10am until 3pm.

Come on down!!

Make a special day of it incorporating a trip to our super local “The Plough” at Whitegate.

Some nice pics on face book too  ‘daffodil walks’  ( Whitegate)

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Don’t Panic, Mr Mainwaring!

Don’t panic! We will have thousands and thousands of daffodils in prime condition for the daffodil walks!

Even though many varieties are coming out now, we have over 600 varietiess that carry on flowering right up to May so there’s always something to see. Our Magnificence are out in glorious show right now, and will soon be joined by the Carlton which should be at their best over the walk weeks!

If you would like to join just for the self-guided walks earlier than the talks starting, this will be possible from the 26th March, please just call in advance.

The daffodils will last longer in bloom because of all the wet weather over winter, which combined with the good baking that the bulbs had over last summer, will make this years show be one of the best for many years!

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Daffodils coming up for 2014

Walking round the fields today I have observed a very heavy crop of daffodils for this year, due mostly to the hot summer last year, and of course the amount of rain throughout the winter which will prolong the flowering season.

Should be on target this year with lots and lots of fine flowers!

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