Every year we are greeted with the glorious sight of daffodils in the grass verges where Lower Moor Road and The Moor join the A512. They are the first signs that Spring is on the way and really cheer us up during the last cold, grey days of winter.
They were planted by the children and parents of Viscount Beaumont's School with some help from the Coleorton Parish Council and W.I. who bought the bulbs. Erica Smith who was a teacher at the School for many years remembers that the Council also helped with provision of a mechanical digger.
We're so grateful to all the people concerned with this project which has brought cheer to us all every Spring.
Some years the daffodils flower really early. They are obviously an early-flowering variety, and in 2014/2015 they were even starting to flower at the end of December!>
Wordsworth wrote his poem "I wandered lonely as a cloud.." in 1807. Was he influenced by other daffodils he saw growing around Coleorton then as well as near his home in the lovely Lake District?
Taken on 31 January - the daffs on the A512 / The Moor corner, outside The Gables, are just beginning to get into their stride. Those on the north side of the main road were still in bud. A beautiful sunny day.
Two weeks later the daffs on the north side of the main road are now in full bloom.
These photos were taken on 16th February 2022. They had been out since the end of January.