One is always told 'plant daffodil bulbs early autumn, as soon as they come into sale'. Last winter the rules were defied, since it was December when I was given one bulb of Narcissus Replete at the gathering to celebrate Penny's Life.
All winter I was wondering what effect the late planting would have on the bulb. Here it is, and it is displaying is two toned petals starting in the first week of March. I understand that it is a great naturalising bulb and each year there will be an increasing display.
Only today my sister who lives abroad was asking about my daffodils. I have yet to establish good clumps similar to ones I have left behind. Her question prompted me to go up and look into the centre of this pretty bloom.