What is looking good today, good enough to be linked to “Looking good on Friday” hosted by Gillian at Country Garden UK... Once again it turned out to be something that has been flowering for quite some time now, but is still putting out new flowers…….Colchicums.
In the spring, up pop large, juicy, strap like leaves which look really nice when they are fresh and green, but when they turn to yellow and flop, they can be a bit of an eyesore.
I suppose it all depends on what you have planted around them to distract the eye in the spring, these plants then also help to support the bulbs in the autumn.
The bulbs do tend to flop while flowering, if a gust of wind catches them plus the flowerheads are quite heavy for the stalks to hold erect.
This is why I like my bulbs to grow through low plants that can add protection from any wind.
I really must put some bulbs into the woodland, the colours are the same as Cyclamen hederifolium and I think they would look rather nice together. I have a patch of hardy geranium which they could grow through and I think should grow well together.
Lots more buds keep appearing, so I think we should be enjoying more Colchicum flowers for a while yet, it depends on the weather!