Planting daffs before the storm

Dilly dilly daffodils – it’s time to get planting at Clandon Daffodils and here’s a pic of the hard working team making real progress.

Planting daffodils

These will turn into a sea of beautiful blooms, in time for this year’s Daffodil Day, on Friday 26 August.

Picking daffodils
Ian Riddell at work

Clandon Daffodils grow more than 1 million daffodil bulbs on their 21 acres near Gordonton – one of the largest suppliers in the country.  Their blooms can be found at supermarkets, the Auckland and Hamilton markets, the Farm Shop and at the end of their drive on Gordonton Rd.

Ian says they’re kept fairly busy during the season, from the last week in June to the first week in October.

For a story on our local daffodil growers, click here.  Here’s to Spring!

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