There can not be a more sure sight of Spring than a bright golden bank of daffodils. It is easy to see why they are so popular, they are easy to grow, unfussy in their needs, come in huge range of shapes, sizes and colours and can be relied upon to come up every year. To help you decide which varieties to choose Narcissus are divided into 12 different groups. As a general rule all groups should be treated the same. Plant your bulbs at a depth that is twice the height of the bulb, in any good, fertile soil. If naturalising, the bulbs benefit from being planted a little deeper. Leave undisturbed, only splitting after 4-5 yrs when large clumps have formed and flowering is becoming noticeably weaker. Split your bulbs in late summer and replant immediately. Once flowering has finished dead head where possible and allow the foliage to die back naturally. It's best not to cut the grass above naturalised bulbs for at least 6 weeks after flowering, in order to ensure a good show the following spring.

Narcissus

<p><span>There can not be a more sure sight of Spring than a bright golden bank of daffodils. It is easy to see why they are so popular, they are easy to grow, unfussy in their needs, come in huge range of shapes, sizes and colours and can be relied upon to come up every year. To help you decide which varieties to choose Narcissus are divided into 12 different groups. As a general rule all groups should be treated the same. Plant your bulbs at a depth that is twice the height of the bulb, in any good, fertile soil. If naturalising, the bulbs benefit from being planted a little deeper. Leave undisturbed, only splitting after 4-5 yrs when large clumps have formed and flowering is becoming noticeably weaker. Split your bulbs in late summer and replant immediately. Once flowering has finished dead head where possible and allow the foliage to die back naturally. It's best not to cut the grass above naturalised bulbs for at least 6 weeks after flowering, in order to ensure a good show the following spring.</span></p>