I really love crocuses – or Croci , if you prefer. Big ones, small ones, white ones, orange ones, purple ones…white and purple ones…Bees love them too, and they’re one of the earliest bloomers in my garden (starting just as the snowdrops end, and before daffodils etc start) so I think they’re a wonderful addition to any garden. And I’ve planted lots over the years – around 500 I’d say, in the past five years. Just two are now flowering. Only another handful might be on their way. I’ve not seen chipmunks or other critters digging them up (like they do tulips) so it must be something to do with my soil – heavy, limestoney, very dry in summer, that they don’t like. Oh well. Here’s the one that was blooming yesterday – the first of my Six on Saturday – a weekly theme hosted by The Propagator.
What else is sprouting this week? Lots of daffodils – the first should be in bloom by next Saturday – plus:
It’s a lovely long weekend here – should be sunny and warmish – best wishes to all for a peaceful Easter, with much chocolate!