GARDENS THROUGHOUT MORAY could next spring be sporting flowers bred at Brodie Castle by the 24th Laird, Ian Brodie.
Following a gap of more than six years a small selection of daffodils bred at the Moray castle are being made available through the shop at the National Trust for Scotland site.
Volunteers and staff from Brodie have been working hard to build up stocks of the bulbs and prepare them for sale – a process that in itself takes two years as all lifting, treating, propagating and replanting are done by hand.
The bulbs they are now able to offer is a very limited quantity of seven different daffodil cultivars – ‘Dunkeld’, ‘Fortune’s Glow’, ‘Garland’, ‘Hispar’, ‘Madron’, ‘Red Hackle’ and ‘Sarastro’.
A spokeswoman for Brodie Castle said: “Please note that these are the only cultivars Brodie are currently offering for sale. These cultivars are available nowhere else and this is a rare opportunity to buy a little bit of Brodie history.
“There is expected to be a very high level of interest in the bulbs as Brodie receives many enquiries every year from people wishing to purchase bulbs.
“As stocks are limited a visit to Brodie is recommended as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
“The shop at Brodie opens from 11am-4.30pm seven days a week. Please contact the castle on 01309 641371 for more information.”