17% more flowers make for a blooming Valentine

Simon Akeroyd Head Gardener at Coleton Fishacre counting the Narcissus 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' (the daffodil)

Simon Akeroyd Head Gardener at Coleton Fishacre counting the Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ (the daffodil)

The Snowdrop has been voted the top spring flower in the South West, with the gardens at Cotehele, Stourhead and Killerton being the most popular places to see spring blooms.

This year’s milder, calmer and less wet winter compared with 2014 has been much kinder on our garden plants as gardeners have been finding out while taking part in the Trust’s annual Valentines Flower Count. Continue reading…