Many years ago when I first grew Fritillaria affinis, I achieved an impressive display of flowers, about four years after the seed was sown. An extra pic - from 2001 - shows that special event. The intervening years of raising a family have tested my ability to keep special plants alive, I lost the 2001 plants a couple of years later :-( More recently I acquired some small bulblets of a form of Frit affinis from a friend. Today, after a gap of nearly two decades, I spotted the first flower. A happy moment.
Highlight of the day, a sunset outing to Cromer. One of us needed a whippy ice-cream (both of us had one) and we shared chips for tea. A much needed oasis of silliness.