After wrestling with WordPress for far too long yesterday, trying to format text and pictures for my post, I am keeping it short and simple today – and have edited this beautiful Colchicum ‘Waterlily’ (which really should have featured yesterday)elsewhere before importing it. It may look a little worse for wear as we have had some wind overnight, bringing a flurry of leaves down from roadside trees as well as the first real evidence of it in the garden. When I first posted a picture of the colchicum a few weeks ago it was if it had appeared suddenly out of nowhere, but now you can tell that it is really establishing itself and beginning to naturalise – I’m sure it was a single bulb when I planted it. There must be a botanical word for the ‘stem’ of these bulbs, but it is not on the tip of my tongue (please enlighten me someone!); they are so delicate it is astonishing they can hold up the multi-petalled head for as long as they do. I need to make a mental note to order more colchicum next year – AND some spring crocus as I suspect I will have lost mine in my work on the stream and the adjacent bank, although they may well pop up in random places where the soil has been moved.
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