Barrie and June Pemberton’s yard was a sea of yellow for Daffodil Day yesterday.
Barrie and June Pemberton’s yard was a sea of yellow for Daffodil Day yesterday.

Dancin' daffs

A CASE of mistaken identity nearly stopped Barrie and June Pemberton from planting the bulbs that resulted in their gorgeous bed of daffodils.

When Mr Pemberton's dad gave June a bag of bulbs 45 years ago, her first thought was to cook them up.

"My father-in-law came over with this little brown paper bag and I looked inside and thought they might be pickled onions so I said I'd find a recipe," Mrs Pemberton said.

"He said he'd never eat at my house again because they were bulbs."

From those few first bulbs planted in a pot, and despite the Coffs Coast not being ideal for growing daffodils, the couple now have a beautiful golden crop each year.