Cheerful Tommies.

All the crocus in the garden are well and truly battered by our recent storms. This is when I am so pleased that I potted up loads of Crocus tommasinianus and kept them in the unheated conservatory.

I had intended planting them out as soon as I could see where all the other bulbs in the garden were.

Thank goodness I am behind with all my jobs as I am now benefitting from all their lovely little flowers, none of them smashed to the ground, all open and looking really happy.

It would have seemed so cruel in view of our recent weather, to have put them out in the cold, storms and gales, I don’t think they would have lasted 5 minutes!

Sometimes I think it pays to take your time and not rush to get everything done at the correct time, that is what I’m telling myself anyway.

As soon as they have finished flowering, I will try to remember to plant them in sheltered spots, just in case we have diabolical weather next February!

Are you up to date with all your gardening jobs or like me, benefitting from being behind with everything?!

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12 Responses to Cheerful Tommies.

  1. Denise says:

    I have found the same Pauline….suddenly realizing what a good job it was I didn’t do what I originally planned. A lovely display of crocuses!

    • Pauline says:

      More and more I’m glad I didn’t rush into making decisions Denise, the end result is usually better than what I first thought. Our weather seems a lot quieter today, thank goodness, might get some tidying up done!

  2. Rosemarie says:

    They are beautiful, Pauline. So heartwarming after these gales ! I have daffodils potted up – not quite as “warming” as your Tommies but at least they are indoors 🙂

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Rosemarie, they make me smile while we are having all our rain! At least today has been a bit better, but back to rain tomorrow. I’m sure your daffodils are beautiful, safe indoors away from the weather!

  3. snowbird says:

    I’m always behind with everything! Oh, they are simply lovely. Mine are all beaten down by the rain too, such a

    • Pauline says:

      The ones in the garden are all battered, poor things, I really must find a sheltered spot to plant the ones in the conservatory Dina, it would be a shame if they suffered the same fate!x

  4. Anna says:

    Hi Pauline – I am sorry for not commenting for some time but my blog reader has not picked up any of your posts since the turn of the year. I was wondering why you hadn’t posted any snowdrop photos and was about to launch a search party! I have enjoyed a good catch up reading your last few posts. I hope that some of that excess water might have drained from your garden and that the storms have not done any serious long lasting damage. As always you have some beautiful early gems. I’m totally behind with my jobs – a combination of the weather and a poorly hand but I’m trying not to let it get me down. I’m now going to subscribe to your new posts by email so I don’t miss any more.

    • Pauline says:

      Don’t worry Anna, my snowdrops and I are still here! Sorry you have been having problems getting my posts, it’s a real pain when modern technology goes wrong isn’t it! The water is slowly draining, but then we get more rain each day to top it up! The only damage I can see is in the woodland where a honeysuckle that was up one of my large old oak trees has blown down, Neil, my gardener is coming Saturday so I hope he can fix it up again.

  5. That was a good idea, Pauline, something I will try to remember for next year. Mind you, my existing ones were not affected too badly

    • Pauline says:

      The ones in the woodland Cathy, were flattened by the 2 storms, although the ones that I planted in the back lawn have survived well, maybe the grass holds them up? I will certainly have to plant them out once they have finished flowering while I can see where everything else is.

  6. Susie says:

    Glad you had a stash of Crocus tommasinianus to enjoy away from the storm. They’re happy little things. Every year I plan to get some but I am never so organized as you. It’s a pleasure to see yours.

    • Pauline says:

      I have been enjoying tham so much Susie, I really mustn’t forget to plant them when they have finished flowering!I’m not organised though, I was very late planting them.

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