Much of the early interest in the garden comes from bulbs or shrubs, but there are a few perennials that make an early appearance. Best known are hellebores which come in a range of colours – white, pink, deep red, cream, yellow and green. With ypsilandras, there is just one choice – to paraphrase the […]

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Some choice crocus

I look forward to sunshine in early spring, triggering the flowers of crocus to open wide, but which ones to grow? Wikipaedia states there are 90 species, while the 2010 edition of Janis Ruksan’s “Complete Guide” lists 97. I read recently of another three having been identified, so we are now up to one hundred. […]

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