Plant daffodils now, in particular the lovely paperwhites

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Daffodils are the first of the spring bulbs to show signs of activity in summer, so it makes sense to begin by planting up pots and bowls for bringing in for indoor display. The most welcome of all are the lovely paperwhites, those tall, slender, pale creatures with the memorable scent.

They don’t need forcing, but should be potted up now in a loam-based compost, with some short canes linked by raffia to hold them up in due season. Keep them watered and grow them on in a quiet corner. You won’t regret it.

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