A bit bruised and battered.

I’m talking about my Crocus tommasinianus growing in the back lawn. When they popped up this year I noticed that a lot had vanished, courtesy of the squirrel I assume, even though I planted my crocus with chilli flakes on top to put them off!

What started off as a circle of crocus is now more or less a crescent moon!

The two storms that we had at the end of February flattened most of the straight tommasinianus and now I have Whitewell Purple flowering, but even those are a bit battered.

C. tommasinianus  in the woodland were more protected so lasted a lot longer. Any day when the temperature was above 10C saw all the bees enjoying the pollen and nectar, I was amazed at how many different varieties of bees were visiting the woodland and was so glad to have so many different flowers to provide for them all.

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6 Responses to A bit bruised and battered.

  1. snowbird says:

    What beauties. Such a shame so many have been battered and eaten. xxx

    • Pauline says:

      They are so lovely Dina, when we get nice calm weather and when the squirrels leave them alone! I think I’ll just have to wait for these to set seed, rather than plant more bulbs, when I think of how long I spent on my knees the previous autumn, I’m sure the squirrel was watching me!x

  2. http says:

    Ive always loved to see a lawn with crocus, even with bruising, as they remind one that the best is yet to come!

  3. Cathy says:

    Glad it wasn’t you who were bruised and battered, Pauline! The tommies do OK in the woodland, do they?

    • Pauline says:

      No Cathy, just the house, conservatory and crocus! The house is now safe and secure once more, I’m still waiting for glass for the conservatory and the poor crocus in the back lawn really are over for this year, never mind, always next year! The tommies in the woodland are in a sunny spot which stays sunny in the summer, they aren’t in deep shade.

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