Pat said: "I thought you might like some photo's of the green belt, crocuses
and daffodils all out together.
The queen of the autumn crocuses
is Colchicum speciosum Album.
and daffodils are especially popular under the lawn.
present no problem to later planting schemes - their foliage will have died down by the time perennials get into their stride.
are easy to grow and immensely effective in the drab late-winter garden, looking good in beds or rockeries, and thriving in lawns or under trees where they naturalise readily, spreading by dividing their corms and also self-seeding.
The leaves are dark-green, broad and strap-shaped, and nothing like the grassy leaves of crocuses
reproduce either vegetatively, from corms, or sexually, by pollination and seed production.
"The children have had immense fun planting up the crocuses
and preparing the pots with the poems for delivery.
CROCUS TOMMASINIANUS LOVELY to see early crocuses
in bloom this week, their vivid purple blooms shivering in the snow.
|SAYING IT WITH FLOWERS: Volunteers planting crocuses
in memory of PC Dave Phillips, pictured below right with his wife Jen and children Abigail & Sophie
lead the change from drab winter into spring with a brilliant array of COLOURS
Spring will arrive on a magic carpet of crocuses
if you get planting now!