Thursday, February 18, 2010

Golden Glow


The Only other bulb in flower is this Crocus at the front of the house. When we moved in the lawns Crocuses had already flowered. We just had masses of Daffodils.
I have spotted a few Snowdrops, and the masses of Daffodils that are buried along the dividing stone that separates the gardens.
This Crocus has the look of a yellow egg, with a egg yolk inside it.
In Spain they grow these just for the Stamen. Millions of Crocus Sativa are picked to make Saffron. The worlds most expensive spice, used in Spanish cooking..
The weather has been wet, and cold. The allotment day was postponed because of frozen soil. We walked around a frozen Pugneys instead.
Tomorrow we will go to Harlow Carr, to see whats growing in February. Its been a long time since I was in Harrogate.
The camera batteries will be charging overnight ready for our day trip.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

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