Bright sunshine today has encouraged crocuses to show their wanton nature, gaping wide to flaunt their sex organs in the hope of enticing a passing bumble bee, but so far this year I've not been witness to any of this debauched coupling. Anyway, if seeds are produced I, like 99% of gardeners, will ignore them and rely on the multiplying corms.
Crocus sieberi are now in full flower in our front garden.
Stefen Hill, Daventry. 19 February, 2017
Crocus chrysanthus add to the show. This is a very popular variety called
'Zwanenburg Bronze'. Our garden, 19 February, 2017
Iris reticulata is now also flowering in our garden. Stefen Hill, Daventry.
19 February, 2017