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Crocuses galore!

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Crocuses galore!

Some of you will have seen the photos I uploaded to my Photos Page, others perhaps not. I want to share with you the wonderful show the Crocuses are putting on during March, not even the snow could stop them!

Pansies & Crocuses in pots on the balcony railings as seen from outside on 2nd March:

Pansies & Crocuses buried in snow in troughs on balcony on 2nd-3rd March:

What a difference a week makes!

I’ll finish with a photo of the only trough, pot or tub that doesn’t have any Crocuses!

An error! I didn’t realize at the time of planting the Crocus corms that I had missed this trough out!

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They are so cheerful aren't they. A lovely sight from your flat and also for passers by :)

14 Mar, 2018

 

What a grand show Balcony.....love them.

14 Mar, 2018

 

A wonderful show Balcony. What a pleasure!

14 Mar, 2018

 

Thank you all for your comments! 😄 This is a scene that repeats itself year after year! At least the pansies seem to have survived this year, after many years when they died off for one reason or another & not realizing their potential in April - May.

I'm doubly pleased because not only have the survived & are now flowering but also because they are Ruffled Pansies & I have never grown anything like them before! 😄😄😄

The Crocuses especially give great joy at the end of winter telling us the spring is about to spring! 😄😄😄

14 Mar, 2018

 

They are such cheering little things aren't they. I love those delicate lilac ones 6 from the bottom. Mine didn't survive the Beast very well sad to say - never known them suffer like that before.

14 Mar, 2018

 

It must look grand when passing by your flat, always a delight to see Balcony....

14 Mar, 2018

 

So pretty and the way they bounce back after the snow is amazing

15 Mar, 2018

 

You put a lot of hard work into your pots David but what a beautiful reward ,they make you smile :o)

15 Mar, 2018

 

Does my heart good to see all those crocuses. So many colours. Ours all seem to be mauve!

A sure sign of Spring!

15 Mar, 2018

 

Thank you all once again for your comments! 😃

Sorry to hear that yours didn't survive the "Beast from the East"! 🙁 Mine are pretty exposed but perhaps they were behind in comparison with yours Perhaps your weather was worse than what we had. But whatever the reason I hope they do much better for you next year!

I was a little worried I wasn't going to get any blue ones this year as the yellows, creams & even whites seemed to be all I was going to get! At last lots of them opened & I was so pleased to see them! In a dark blue ceramic pot I have lots of Hyacinths I also put some Crocuses in it - by sheer coincidence they have all turned out to be blue! As I only ever plant mixed colours I can never tell what colour they will turn out to be until the day the flowers open!

Crocuses are such wonderful little plants, Dawn, & bring such a welcome note of colour after months of dismal weather & dark days & such long nights!

Lincs, I'll upload a picture of our balcony as seen from the street so you can appreciate it better.

Thank you, Amy, but the credit belongs to the Crocuses - not to me!😃 I don't do anything more than put them in the pots & let them get on with it! 😃

Strange the way some plants behave, Eirlys, my blue ones started to flower later than the other colours & I thought I wasn't going to get any!

All the photos in my blog above have open flowers but today I took lots of photos of them closed up & with rain drops on them! A first for me!

15 Mar, 2018

 

Getting towards the end of March and I have not seen one yet. At least I can look at yours...thank you!

17 Mar, 2018

 

You're more than welcome, Loosestrife, 👍😄 If you look at my Photos page you will find more & I'll soon be adding more! 😄

17 Mar, 2018

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