The bulbs which I planted in containers in autumn are getting ready to flower. This is crocus Advance. It's lilac on the outside and yellow on the inside so it should make for a pretty display. We just need a bit of sunshine to bring it on, but that seems to have disappeared after the bright start to the week, it's back to dull days and lots of rain again.
As you can see, just about all the crocuses are at the same stage.
That is except this one which is lagging a long way behind. I wonder why it hasn't grown at the same rate as the rest of them.
This is iris reticulata Gordon. These are such cute little flowers so I'm looking forward to them blooming. I haven't grown Gordon before, I think he's a darker colour than the popular Katharine Hodgkin, I shall soon see.
The narcissus Tete a Tete don't look as though they're ready to flower quite yet.
I'm a little worried about my daffodils Professor Einstein which have only just started to poke one or two noses above the soil. I've got daffodils in the garden which are growing at quite a pace so I'm wondering if the container grown daffodils are going to grow at all. Time will tell.
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