Rathowen Daffodils, 1972 – 1988, Northern Ireland

Rathowen Daffodils was begun in 1972 by Tom Bloomer in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.  He was a successful exhibitor in Northern Ireland shows, and at the RHS shows in London.  In later years, he used most of his own seedlings, and in 1972 offered them in his first catalog.  In 1974, Brian Duncan and Clarke Campbell acquired the business, and continued until 1988.  In 1989 the partnership dissolved, allowing each partner to pursue his own interests.  Mr. Duncan continued as Brian Duncan Daffodils, and Mr. Campbell continued doing business as Tyrone Daffodils.

Rathowen Daffodils, 1972

Rathowen Daffodils, 1973

Rathowen Daffodils, 1974

Rathowen Daffodils, 1975

Rathowen Daffodils, 1976

Rathowen Daffodils, 1977

Rathowen Daffodils, 1978

Rathowen Daffodils, 1979

Rathowen Daffodils, 1980

Rathowen Daffodils, 1982

Rathowen Daffodils, 1984

Rathowen Daffodils, 1985

Rathowen Daffodils, 1988