The Crocuses arrive

The Crocus ‘Giant Ruby’ bulbs have begun to peep through the soil.

Crocus 'Giant Ruby' emerges from soil

Remember those crocus bulbs I bought and planted out a few months ago? Well, they’ve just started to peep through the soil, and it looks like a pretty good success rate too.

Crocus 'Giant Ruby' begin to peep through
Crocus ‘Giant Ruby’ begin to peep through

I planted 70 Crocus ‘Giant Ruby’ bulbs back at the end of October (a few in November too, once those Antirrhinums had *finally* given up and made space for them)  so that they would provide much-needed early food for the bees that would be coming out of hibernation.

Snowdrops do pretty much the same job, but I’m not really a big fan of their pale flowers. Hopefully these crocuses will fill the garden with some early colour whilst preparing the bees for another busy year.

Author: Andrew

I've been growing things since I was about 5 years old. Now I'm in my 30's, I'm sowing, nurturing, harvesting and enjoying the blooms in my own gardens.

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