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Anyone know name of this plant

Question from Anthony greendale

In forum: Identify a plant

It has red flowers they are like crocus flowers but deffo not a crocus grows like a crocosmia does thanks

  • Posted: Fri. 23rd October 2020 12:46

Re: Who is still selling plants online and delivering them?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Who can sell me a plant?

A member contacted us with this list too:

A Thompson & Morgan spokesperson said: " However, we are certainly noticing a huge increase in online traffic, and in sales growth across all areas, with a particular emphasis on edibles - veg seeds and plants across the board are selling well.

"We’re also noticing lots of engagement on social media amongst the gardening and allotment community. Many are sharing progress and tips on sowing and growing – it’s great to see the support between newcomers to gardening and the more experienced growers!"

Mail order retailers including Suttons, Mr Fothergill's Hayloft, Gardening Express, YouGarden, Chrysanthemums Direct and many more are seeing upsurges in sales after garden centres closed this week. Suttons has reported sales 400-700% up in some categries of edible seeds and young plants, while Dalefoot Composts mail order sales are up 1500%.

Seeds of Italy said: "We had three weeks worth of orders in two days last weekend. That was mostly seed, but we also sell Italian flour and pasta of course."

Garden centres are also increasing online sales and home deliveries, while nurseries have introduced deliveries. However, have delays on despatch.

Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants has a new home delivery service to customers who live within a 20 mile radius of the nursery, which is in Freefolk in Hampshire. Hortus Loci is delivering within 15 miles of Hook, Hampshire but the shop is closed. Avon Bulbs is delivering within 12 miles of its South Petherton, Somerset nursery and like many nurseries, trying to sell of show plants after event cancellations. Crocus, Ashwood, T&M, RHS, Sarah Raven and Delfland are among mail order companies that said delivery times were longer than usual.

  • Posted: Wed. 1st April 2020 11:42

Re: Help with planting ideas, for Primary age kids.

Message from Carol

In forum: School gardening for children

When you say 'winter' displays, which month are you thinking of?

Perhaps some crocuses, Iris sibirica or spring flowering small cyclamen.
Hyacinths can be brought on early, and maybe narcissus.

There are not many things you could grow from seed now to flower before March. There might be some early vegetables that would add to a show.

Is the 'cover' you have heated, or does it have extra lighting?

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd October 2019 11:38

Re: Any idea what this is?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

I am responding from the US, so the scale will not work, it looks like a bulb of some sort, the silver in it reminds me of a spring crocus, but they don't come up, the muscari are up, the ornithogalums have that silver stripe. I can't imagine a dracena coming up from seed, I am sure Carol or Pauline will help.

  • Posted: Wed. 12th September 2018 14:10

Usual question - Anyone any idea what this plant is

Comment from Steve Kemp

In forum: Identify a plant

Found this growing in my garden, anyone have any idea what it is? The plant behind is crocus

  • Posted: Sat. 17th February 2018 14:10

Re: Re: Re: What species of crocus is this?

Message from Abbie

In forum: Identify a plant

Thank you Nicola, that's smashing!! Such a help! :)

  • Posted: Wed. 5th April 2017 10:18

Re: Re: What species of crocus is this?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Thank you Anna,

Hi Abbie, here is Crocus tommasinianus and Crocus vernus 'Remembrance' . I hope this helps?

Thanks, Nicola

  • Posted: Sun. 2nd April 2017 17:57

Re: What species of crocus is this?

Message from Anna Cook

In forum: Identify a plant

First two could be Crocus tommasinianus.
The third photo possibly 'Remembrance'

  • Posted: Sun. 2nd April 2017 17:49

What species of crocus is this?

Question from Abbie

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi all,
found these lovely croci in bloom and am having a hard time identifying exactly which species they are. Can anyone help?

  • Posted: Thu. 30th March 2017 10:10

Re: Re: Is the Care Calendar Location Specific

Message from Philip Slade

In forum: How to use the site

Hi Nicola

Thanks for your reply. I must have missed where in the emails it gives a range. The emails give care instructions for February, say. It might be useful if it also said "and March, April".

I thought her point was fair enough because it takes some time for gardens up here to wake up. That said I do have some crocuses coming through.



  • Posted: Wed. 10th February 2016 15:30

Re: Re: Strange plant

Message from Kathleen

In forum: Identify a plant

Thank you so much for the information. As crocus is selling it for £8.99 I think I will let it flower then decide if I want to keep it. This is the first time it has appeared in my garden.
Regards Kathleen

  • Posted: Tue. 8th July 2014 11:04

Re: Random assortment of container grown plants

Message from Alexia at Blooming Marvellous Plants

In forum: Identify a plant

First photo in dark grey bowl to right...probably crocus bulbs

  • Posted: Mon. 18th November 2013 21:24

Re: Re: Early bulb growth

Message from Phyl

In forum: General

Hmm, i think it's the crocus they have made off with - I'll have to see what blooms ...
thank you for your response

  • Posted: Sun. 6th January 2013 11:52

Re: Early bulb growth

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: General

Snow drops and daffodils are poisonous to all critters, now crocus's that is another story, field mice and squirrels think they are a gourmet spread.

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd January 2013 15:29

Re: Early bulb growth

Message from Nicola

In forum: General

Hi Phyl, we had a reply on Twitter for you.

@LondonBeeKeeper wrote to us.

"@ShootGardening if buried deep enough they should be fine. Snow drop, daff and crocus ate very hardy "

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd January 2013 12:49

Re: Plants toxic to dogs

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Lilium 'Triumphator'

Hi, Katrine,
There are any number of plants that can be potentially to dogs, but the worst offenders are:
Autumn crocus, azaleas, kalanchoe, cyclamen, lilies, oleander, lily of the valley, sago palm, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, apple trees, cherry trees, asparagus fern, privet, red maple trees, hosta, castor bean, yew, ivy, and dieffenbachia (an indoor plant)
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 6th September 2012 17:28

joie de vivre rose

Question from paula hewitt

In forum: Rosa 'Joie de Vivre'


it says on the crocus website that these dont really get bothered by a lot of the other types of rose problems, dideases etc? Can someone verify this for me.



  • Posted: Wed. 23rd May 2012 14:40

Re: weed or not ?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

It is a colchicum, blooms in fall with pink or white crocus like flower, will go dormant in summer, so mark the spot.

  • Posted: Sat. 5th May 2012 00:29

Re: Sweet Woodruff

Message from Carol

In forum: Galium odoratum

Interesting to learn that it grows in the shade! All the patches in my garden are in full sun. Maybe that's why other things are competing quite well. I have magnolia in one patch, potentilla in another, and a patch of irises amongst the woodruff. It does seem to have spread madly last autumn/winter though, so I will be digging it out from around the crocuses and things. The hardy geraniums keep on top of it and nothing seems to stop the muscari (grape hyacinth).

  • Posted: Mon. 30th April 2012 13:15

Re: o. delavayi?

Message from Janice Wood

In forum: Osmanthus delavayi

Crocus do one for £12.99

  • Posted: Thu. 26th April 2012 16:50