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I love when this crocus appears…it will be a while before the yellow ones show up…8 inches of fresh snow with more on the way.
Donna do you know the name of it? like the narcissus it came in a mixed bag, mixed bags are good for the budget but not identity, sorry about your snow, the east of Scotland has had more snow too, there was someone on the radio this morning talking about how much later spring blossom is due to the colder temps still being with us, Frances
Do let me know how long your crocus flower for; mine finish very quickly and I don’t think they are worth the effort of planting but is that just here or is it me? Christina
mine have been flowering for a few weeks Christina, infact I have been thinking crocus and daffodils seem to like my garden so perhaps I should make more of them and not bother with other spring plants that fail for me, I have also noticed crocus only open the flower in sun so am considering the best parts of the garden to get sun this time of year and so move the crocus to those areas, I would say it was perhas the warmer temps that make yours short lived but I know you have had some cold and windy weather so I don’t know why, Frances
I always find crocuses a stiff contrast with less formal daffodils but, none the less, a striking note of the end of winter.
I am not a great fan of yellow crocus, Frances, but these stripey ones are quite appealing – what do the birds think of them? Good idea to move them to a place where they will catch the sun – it was only last year after I had more time to spend in the garden that I realised how reponsive they were to it
yes Cathy I know I read on your blog you don’t like yellow crocus, it’s good we all have different likes and dislikes, the birds have left them alone, now I’ve said that they will probably attack them, the birds do occasionally take the native primrose flowers, Frances
I have seen some intriguing variations of ‘yellow’ crocus on yours and other blogs, so perhaps I am slowly beiong converted, Frances :)
Responsive, that should have said :)
I’ve never had any luck with the stripy yellow crocuses, the birds always seem to get at them, so I am impressed with your healthy little clump.
thanks Janet, that clump are from corms that must have been left when I dug the original clump up and moved them, they have made several clumps and I planted them between some denticulate primmies, this year is the first time they have flowered together and they look lovely but I can’t seem to get a good photo to share, Frances
I’ve never seen the yellow striped ones before – they are beautiful!
Have a great week-end!
thanks Lea, Frances
Pretty! I like how the stripes echo the slender foliage.
thanks Deb, Frances
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