Saturday, March 12, 2011

Today's photo is of one of the Crocus that has flowered in a rectangular planter. I love the violet stripes and the egg yolk yellow golden stamen.
There are three of these types of Crocus Flowering. These actually open to flower, unlike the black and yellow ones which seem to collapse or get eaten in the Lilac pot. They look like deflated balloons.
Gardeners World came back on tv on Friday night. It was presented by Monty Don.
Poor Toby Buckland has been released from his job at the BBC. I saw him at Tatton Park RHS show last year and i thought he was a decent, humble man. In TV gardening its the audiences that win through, and the decision was made for him and Alys Fowler to leave the programme.
I saw Alys at the BBC Gardeners World Live show at the NEC, at the end of the day as we were leaving. I hope they both recover from losing their jobs and go onto great and better things. As they say when one door closes another opens up for you.
We have booked time off to go down to Birmingham in June to see the BBC Good Food Show/ Gardeners World Live. We will stay overnight and arrive to the shows refreshed..
The Harrogate Spring Flower show is in a few weeks on April 14th. It is the Northern Horticultural Societys 100th Anniversary, who run the show every year.
I cant wait to go with a new camera ready to take lots of photos of all the colours of the rainbow.
I do love the jewel like beauty of the Crocuses. The Spring Flower show will be a treat for weary winter eyes, and be a blaze of colours and scents.

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