Last weekend I ventured out into the garden…
Took photos of Crocus and the usuals.
And suddenly, there it was. Quite how I missed it originally I’m unsure. I think it’s because there were ‘Cream Beauty’ Crocus just to its left and right and so my eyes skimmed over its beautiful star blooms.
They’re so beautiful and every year I look forward to their blooms. I need more; lots more. I want nice little swathes of them.
After spotting the first, I actually began to notice that I had more in bloom too and thankfully since then many have opened and I’m pleased to see the new area I planted in the Buddleja border in autumn has produced blooms for me this year.
They look their best when blooming en masse or at least in small clumps, otherwise their delicate blooms can look lost.
Also, the number of blooms can vary depending on the plant and I’ve noticed all of the bulbs I planted a few years ago only have three, but those planted last autumn have 5+ so I guess must be superior stock even though bought from the same place (they can have up to 12 though!)
Not being a great fan of the showy Tulips, these for me are a nice middle ground… Actually, what am I saying?? I’m no fan of the larger ones?? OK, so I love them in vases – have had some for the last few weeks – but don’t seem to get on with them in the garden. Especially after the terrible show last year with the rain, I just… I dunno.