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    December 21, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    […] suggested in earlier posts about the Royal wedding that daffodils would be included, I am now going to update that prediction to white daffodils…obvious […]

  2. Royal Wedding Flowers. The Daffodil Plan | Higgledy Garden
    December 12, 2010 @ 8:15 am

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  3. Byjove
    November 26, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

    I’ve heard that Narcissusseses are actually daffodils and that the bulbs were first brought to Britain by Roman soldiers who used them as a way of speeding on their own death if gravely injured. Presumably they ate them.

    Have you heard anything about this? Are daffodils the Romans’ greatest legacy?

    I love your blog btw

    • Ben
      November 27, 2010 @ 12:26 am

      Thank you Byjove. I heard the very same story not just a few days ago…I found it hard to believe…the Roman bit that is. You are quite right about Narcissusseses being daffs…they hang their heads over water just as our anti hero did…but whether the roman chaps ate them to speed death…hummm…I shall check.
      So pleased you like the blog…I love writing it.

    • Ben
      November 21, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

      The notion that the romans used them for battle suicide is a myth. :)