Saturday, 25 August 2012

Hocus crocus

In my previous post I asked for help naming what is my favourite plant in the whole garden. Thank you to everyone who helped me out - and you all agree that it's a Crocosmia, which I just think is a name that conjures images of a sneaky reptile appearing in the garden. Appropriately enough this is kind of how it behaves. For ages just long streaky leaves doing little of substance, then bam! Yes, before you know it you're caught in its visual jaws, utterly helpless.

However, unlike the animal, this one is all about the colour and vibrancy, and having spent the early morning out in the garden admiring it, I thought I'd share some pictures with you.


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The Hapless Kitchen Gardener

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I only feel hapless because some people make it look easy to grow 10 ft marrows or a banquet of greens whereas my courgettes got nabbed by killer slugs and I only got one raspberry. So tips and stories from people less hapless than I are more than welcome. As a disclaimer though, none of my comments should be taken as expert advice on which you can rely! © Unless stated otherwise, and with the exception of guest content where that guest retains copyright, all photos and posts are the copyright of Tom Carpen and may not be used without permission.