In 2009 and with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Derek Tangye’s first Chronicle ‘A Gull on the Roof’ fast approaching, and in view of Derek and Jeannie Tanyge’s original plan to grow daffodils (later they also grew early potatoes and tomatoes), 
the Friends of Minack Society decided to see if it was possible to have two daffodils named for them.

Just Picked DaffodilsWe had no idea when we began if this would be possible and where to begin the quest needed a bit of investigation and several telephone calls before we found the person who could make this dream come true. The person we were lucky to find was Ron Scamp renowned Cornish daffodil grower, very successful exhibitor, and expert at growing old, while also developing new, varieties of daffodil.

Two committee members set forth to meet Ron at his beautiful growing fields near Falmouth in early April of 2010 when two flowers were chosen from those yet to be named.

Ron generously registered these two daffodils with the R.H.S,. on the 1st of January 2011 for the Friends of Minack Society, for which we are hugely grateful.

Daffodil FieldsThe bulbs are available direct from Ron orders can be sent by mail to:-

R.A. Scamp Quality Daffodils
14, Roscarrack Close,
TR11 4PJ

Tel: 01326 317959

Or you can visit his online shop: www.qualitydaffodils.co.uk

We hope all fans of The Minack Chronicles will feel these two beautiful flowers
are a fitting, living tribute to Derek and Jeannie Tangye.

Bunches of Daffodils