Flower power: cheery Daffodils

Since early January we've had a poinsettia sitting to the right of our TV and I've welcomed the pop of colour it's brought, with its cheery red leaves. When we bought it it was looking slightly (ok, a lot) worse for wear and I was convinced all it needed was some TLC. MOH thought it was a waste of £2!  However, it did do well but now some two months later it's losing its battle and is looking a bit black and crispy around the edges and I fear it may not be long for this world...

But now, I've got used to having something colourful there.  When I spotted these daffodils in our garden struggling to stay upright it made sense to bring them inside and give them the poinsettia's place. They bring the promise of Spring and it's great to have flowers in the house, especially ones we've grown (although to be fair daffodils are no effort at all!)

So I'm going to try and use more flowers and plants in the house over the next few months; it'll be interesting to see how I do, what I have and use and how long I can last!  I'm sure that at times I may need to be inventive as while we have a large-ish garden it's not overrun with flowers, but shrubs could bring some cheery interest too, right?

And before I start you should be warned I'm not much of one for fancy arrangements, my approach is more "plonk it in a vase" (or should I say naturalistic) than arrangement, but we'll see how it goes...