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The field of gold that bloomed too late: Daffodils left to rot after long winter delays start of flowering season by David Derbyshire, Daily Mail
Sunday, April 11th 2010, 8:38 PM GMT
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After the longest winter in more than 30 years, what could be more delightful than row upon row of golden daffodils.

But while this picture may be an uplifting sign of spring for most of us, for daffodil growers it signifies a major problem.

Shops and supermarkets don't want to buy stems that have already bloomed, and so soon this glorious scene will turn brown as most of the crop is left to rot in the field.

The glut of blooms is being blamed on the long winter.

It delayed the start of the daffodil season by a month, and when the weather did finally warm up, the flowers bloomed too quickly.

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