Course Code: WDA13B20
Start Date: 13/02/2021Day of the Week:
Session: All Day
Length in weeks: 1
The harbingers of spring celebrated in poetry and literature from Shakespeare to Wordsworth, and allowed to run wild through our gardens. Escapees line the lanes of the West Country where the cut flower industry brought pure ‘Scilly White’ golden Soleil D’Or from the Isles of Scilly and the Cornish hillsides to the flower arrangement of city dwellers. We will trace the life of the daffadowndilly from Gerard’s simple wild flower to the modern chemistry that promises aid for Alzheimer’s: A.E Housman envisaged the ‘Lent lily that has not long to stay’ but narcissi have a long and fascinating tale to tell!