Tag: Crocus

Crocus chrysanthus 'Snow Bunting'

The real deal

The Crocus chrysanthus cultivar ‘Snow Bunting’ emerged unscathed from the Siberian snow that fell in quantity last week. Predominantly white petals with purple and yellow striations at the…

Alpine House February 2018

Have you seen the Alpine House?

Worth a visit; the Alpine House is displaying the best of spring colour. It is undeniable that protected cultivation allows a display of colour and interest to get…

On some botanical mondegreens and Hobson-Jobsons

A new word was added to my vocabulary last week, as also a generic usage for one long known to me from Indian pursuits. Curiously these were made…

Crocus vernus. Photo by Tony Garn

The Crocus are coming

At last; signs of spring in the Garden. Crocus vernus is in flower in the Alpine house. The “Spring Crocus” is a lilac shade of purple with prominent…

Alpine House, 5th March 2010. Photo by Tony Garn

A spring bouquet

Quite refreshing to appreciate a week of settled weather since the turn of the month. This bright sun has brought glasshouse temperatures into double figures and pushed on…

Decomposing leaf with cellulose much reduced and reducing lignin

Spring bulbs and leaf mould

Spring bulbs are making their presence known; the Crocus cultivars are in flower on the west slope from Inverleith House and at the east gate. Groups of Narcissus…

Crocus michelsonii

Highlights: 1.3.07

Crocus cultivars at the East Ggate and on the slope down from the Terrace Café Camellia species from an AGS trip, R24 Prunus hirtipes, south-west quarter of the…