My name is Caroline Thomson I am a direct descendent of William Backhouse the daffodil breeder, we are gathering together the remaining varieties of Backhouse Daffodils into a Heritage Museum Collection, hopefully this will prove to be a useful resource in the future for anyone interested in daffodils and bring pleasure to those who tend it.
Our web site is www.rofsie-estate.com there is a list of all the bulbs we are still looking for. I am asking for help at the moment from everyone involved in the world of daffodils to try and gather these fast disappearing varieties together, any help you could give we would be so grateful for.
At the moment I am seeking National Heritage status as this will highlight our profile and will hopefully alert more people to what we are trying to do. In order to achieve this status we need 75% of anything listed in the RHS Plantfinder. We are currently looking for CJ Backhouse and Gloria Mundi in order to achieve this. The only Scottish nursery Croft 16 who stock them tell me their order book for these varieties is already full for the next two years.