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autumn crocus mixes up a muddle of metaphor
for the epithet is more vernal than Michaelmas
as Liliales by birth, the flower too is misconstrued… 117 more words

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Crocus serotinus Salisb. subsp. salzmannii (J. Gay) B. Mathew in Kew

This is a herbaceous perennial herb with a bulb that thrives in rocky grasslands, scrub and pinewoods of the Iberian Peninsula and NW Africa. Bulb tunics are papery and with parallel fibres. 62 more words

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My Annual Post on How to Plant Bulbs in Containers

So on Monday my order from John Scheepers arrived. That was the good news. 431 more words


Planting perennials before it's too late

There’s a little bit of prime time left for planting perennials this fall, and I’ve been musing about the kind of landscaping I want at our place. 334 more words


I want my damn bulbs!

At the beginning of September, before we left for Japan, I ordered bulbs from John Scheepers. Partly this was out of fear that upon return I would be in a jet lagged haze, causing me to forget this essential chore. 514 more words


Bulbs to plant this Autumn

On a trip to the garden centre or DIY store at this time of year you will find a wide variety of bulbs that can be planted now for a wonderful Spring display. 323 more words


A pinch of Normandy saffron

Trug basket in hand, Myriam Duteuil carefully scans her saffron beds, assessing which of the crocus blooms are ready for harvesting. She carefully picks flowers that pass muster, taking care not to remove leaves with them as that can damage the bulb (or corm) beneath.  767 more words