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5th March 2006

The first time I ran across Crocus tomasinianus it was growing in dense carpets under the shade of some cherry trees, and I have been trying to replicate the effect ever since. So far, I have failed to get the plants to seed effectively, though the individual corms increase slowly. I should really buy some handfuls of new corms every year, but they are so tiresome to plant one at a time.
During the ten days or so that they are in flower, they have occasional moments of delight in the sunshine, but you have to be in the right place at the right time.

5th March 2006

Twenty years ago I planted some spare bulbs out around the garden, and from time to time a flower pops up!

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14th February 2020

I don't get seedlings, but I do get survival (after a fashion). It's enough to provide some unexpected excitement at the start of spring.