Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Autumn Crocus

The Colchicum I bought from the Lancaster garden centre has bloomed. The flowers bloom before the leaves and stems. They are also called bare naked ladys.

The flowers are a pale lilac colour, and have the look of Dahlias about them. I love these flowers as everything else in the garden is dying back.
These will grow leaves afterwards, and grow bigger year on year. I will buy some more different varieties and colours. I like the drama of the blooming flower. It made me go outside daily to check how advanced the growth was.
I will definitely grow these again. These are the stars of the Autumn garden.

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