29 August Autumn crocus by Cherrill

29 August Autumn crocus

Today is a Bank Holiday in England so I spent the morning in the garden, already cutting back the lavender and hollyhocks. While down on my knees, I found the Autumn crocuses in full flower. I always forget about them and its always a surprise to find them struggling away under the comfrey and borage leaves. I cleared the area and now they are showing their full but brief flowering glory.
Typical Bank holiday weather - grey, windy, cool Max temp 16 degrees
Ooh Cherrill your garden always has the next lovely plant coming through. I have plenty of borage leaves :0( but nothing nice underneath them!!
August 29th, 2011  
Very soft, I love the colors!
August 29th, 2011  
beautiful colours and focus - and 16 degrees is miserable for August
August 29th, 2011  
Your garden holds so many delightful flowers, lovely picture Cherrill
August 29th, 2011  
beautiful
August 29th, 2011  
So lovely.
August 29th, 2011  
These are so pretty! I've never heard of autumn crocuses. Your gardens are such an inspiration. My garden looks so dreary right now. I was thinking I need to go to the nursery and get some late blooming flowers.
August 29th, 2011  
@lauriehiggins Hi laurie how have you survived Irene?
August 29th, 2011  
Such a lovely surprise! Love the way you've shot this!
August 29th, 2011  
Nice focus.
August 29th, 2011  
I love how they look, lovely, what a nice surprise! Never saw this flower before.
August 29th, 2011  
Cherrill they are so beautiful,I used to live next to paddocks full of them.
August 29th, 2011  
gorgeous focus on this one Cherrill. Didn't know you could get autumn crocuses - very pretty. It was nice here this morning but not a garden day after midday...overcast and windy. DIdn't rain tho - amazing for a BH!
August 29th, 2011  
how lovely!!
August 29th, 2011  
I never even knew they were blooming in autumn - what a beautiful surprise!
August 29th, 2011  
I love the crocus shot Cherrill and the colours in the photo.
August 29th, 2011  
Well done for getting into the garden , something I wanted to do all weekend but failed due to the darn rain ; & well done on this pretty little snap its a good seasonal shot ( it's freezing up north .. 11 deg today )
August 29th, 2011  
Very pretty :-)
August 30th, 2011  
Beautiful, I love how the shot has such a soft look to it.
August 30th, 2011  
great focus
August 31st, 2011  
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