When we think of ‘crofters’ many will think of those in Scotland and Ireland but Cornwall is also a land with a heritage of crofting. Part of Minack is ‘crofting’ land - an extract from Derek’s book ‘ A Cornish Summer’ gives us an insight to that life..”..all we wanted was to live the same kind of life as the crofters who once lived at Minack.........We had a to earn a living out of the wilderness of land.....we had to reclaim meadows which for years had been neglected.....we grew massive amounts of potatoes...before we were convinced they were uneconomical....also violets, wallflowerrs, calendulas, forget-me-nots, stocks and ....freesias.........We have reached the stage now where we only grow tomatoes and daffodils..... The aim .....is to spread the harvest over several weeks, and ..stocks his flower farm with bulb varieties that follow each other in sequence.”Daffodil flowers belong to the Amaryllidaceae family and the genus Narcissus. Daffodil is a common name for a narcissus. There are 50 species in its family, and around 13,000 hybrid varieties. Have a look at http://daffodil.org.uk which gives quite a bit of information.Just some of the flowers that Derek and Jeannie grew, some varieties are no longer fashionable. There is, though, a growing trend to bring them back as they are such hardy plants. Many of these flowers still grow at Minack and Oliver Land today. In 2011 there were two daffodils registered with The Royal Horticultural Society, named after and called Derek Tangye and Jeannie Tangye, registered by Ron Scamp, who is also the originator. He is an award winning horticulturist. He has his own website, www.qualitydaffodils.com from where you can buy the bulbs.