Thursday! Yes I know its only Tuesday but we are off up to Edinburgh on Thursday so I spent my usual Thursday time with Kanyl today instead. Chances to blip were confined to his garden and our garden.
We have for a number of years admired Crocosmia Lucifer and finally planted some which flowered for the first time last year. walking round the garden I noticed the buds look entirely different to what you would expect for a bright red flower.
Crocosmia also known as Montbretia is native to grasslands of southern and eastern Africa. There are over 400 cultivars and Lucifer has achieved the Royal Horticultural Society's award of garden merit.