Saturday, February 25, 2017

My Crocus

I've been planting Species Crocus bulbs for the last few years.  In 2013, I planted 50   'biflorus spring beauty'  .
I count, so far  only five clumps …nice fat little clumps though .  

Only two clumps of  50 "Sieberi Tricolor' planted the same year returned . It is an area that gets messed  about  though.  I might try them again, in another area.

In 2015  I planted 50 Tommasinians ,  there are quite a few  clumps scattered about . And I see many that haven't appeared yet. Must be a good one !
I was  impressed with the returning Chrysanthus 'cream beauty' planted in 2014.
At least a half dozen nice sized groups . Then I checked …I'd planted 100 bulbs .
So, I'm still confused …                                                                                                                                                                       I'm waiting for last years planting of  25 Chrysanthus orange beauty  which  with all the frozen ground this year , got squeezed up and out of the ground . I replanted them all , but they haven't bloomed yet.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February …I have blooms

It look a bit of scratching around , but I have  found blooms.
The first Cyclamen coum bloom.

Helleborus foetidus 

I think , Crocus tommasiniana  , just one so far .
Crocus chrysanthus 'cream beauty' , only one at the moment . 

Hamamelis mollas 'primavera'  , weirdly only blooms on the lower branches. 

Hamamelis 'Diana' just now starting to bloom. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

My sticks...

 Leon Kossoff 'Cherry tree, winter'