(seen in last night's Evening Standard)
Bloomin' disaster at daffodil festival
For the first time in 40 years
not a single daffodil has bloomed in time
for Britains' biggest daffodil festival this weekend.
More than 10,000 people usually visit
the Hertfordshire village of Thriplow
to admire its displays.
Yes, we have no daffodils.
I've yet to hear anyone quote Wordsworth.
Those green shoots are still stubbornly closed.
It's the middle of March, and the only daffodils to be found are the ones on my new teapot.