I’d briefly wondered if the autumn crocus would appear this year in view of the encroaching Pulmonaria which had self-seeded by the Ribston Pippin apple tree. In truth, I’d thought the crocus rather weak, even though beautiful. So, a little sad though I felt at the prospect of its disappearance, I shrugged it off.
Then suddenly today there was a bright pink flower peeping out amongst the greenery. The autumn crocus has not disappeared but is in fact better than before.
It would be nice if it spread but after at least five years in the ground, it’s not going to happen, is it? Perhaps crocuses don’t spread anyway. I just hope that the ones in the front garden make an appearance next spring, after being planted at the beginning of this year.