Who was Albert?

In early spring, a small tuber in the mountains of the former Soviet Central Asia, stirs into growth. According to the Alpine Garden Society, it is  “fairly common in the Chimgan Valley of Uzbekistan,” and I have also seen it growing in the Aqua-Zhabagly Nature Reserve in Kazakhstan. Choosing a sunny spot, it often puts the tuber […]

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Solid Performers

We love bright colours in the garden in early spring. After so long looking at the browns and greys of old growth from the previous year, it is good to cut it all down and start again. In the sun, we can plant crocus with white, cream, yellow, orange, mauve or purple flowers. On a sunny day, […]

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