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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

Colchicum autumnale

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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awomanonabike

7 Sep 2019 • It must be autumn, but what a beautiful introduction to the season of mellow fruitfulness 💜 #septemberblooms #colchicum-autumnale

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pelly

So beautiful 💜💜

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awomanonabike

Thanks Jane. I was looking at Rich’s post when he planted some white autumn crocus and you said you got some at Harrogate last year. Have they reappeared? I hope so @pelly

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Venkat

Wow 👌

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awomanonabike

Thank you Venkat. I’m glad you like it 😊 @Venkat

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pelly

No, they were planted under the troublesome tree in the front garden and I hadn’t spotted that the rising roots had lifted them out of the ground. I’ve rescued them and replanted them in the back so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for next year 🤞🤞🤞

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awomanonabike

Oh I hope they do! 🤞🤞🤞 @pelly

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edelweiss001

Their quite lovely. @awomanonabike forgive me for my ignorance as I am new to the app. I blindly followed you without permission. So as you can probably work out....I now seek that #permission. If its a no, there will be no love lost. #thankyou

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bks

Mesmerising💐

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awomanonabike

Hi Stephen, you’re welcome to follow me - no permission needed 😊 Some people make their feed private and then you do have to ask but I don’t. Welcome to GardenTags. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it @edelweiss001

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awomanonabike

They’re wonderful aren’t they BK 😊 @bks

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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awomanonabike

8 Jan 19 • Hi Jane. Do you remember saying that you wanted some autumn crocus but hadn’t realised they were naked. These are the leaves beginning to make their appearance, about 9 months before the flowers... @pelly

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pelly

Thanks for remembering that Jacqueline, I got some at Harrogate that flowered and now they are coming through like this. At first I wondered what they were then I realised!! 👍👍

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awomanonabike

Oh I didn’t realise you’d got some Jane. They are odd aren’t they - but lovely @pelly

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pelly

The flowers are beautiful but the foliage is rather..... struggling here.....ugly? Not quite what I mean but the best I can come up with after a day with little Emily 😂😂

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awomanonabike

😂😂 Time to put your feet up now I hope. They are very... green! @pelly

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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awomanonabike

5 Sep 18 • It must be autumn! ⚠️ Don’t forget the stamens of #colchicum autumnale are #poisonous See my previous post on this (by swiping left) for more information

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jyotu

Nice they're endangered species here

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pelly

Very pretty, I meant to get some this year but forgot. Thanks for the info though 💜💜

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awomanonabike

They are rather lovely but quite naked 🙈😂 @pelly

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pelly

They are rather aren’t they, but I still want some. I’d have to plant them in with the low growers at the front of the borders 👍👍

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kimguy

Pretty 💜

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jadojado29

Evening Jacqueline @awomanonabike theses are pretty think they look better as a clump 👍 but that wall & Arch is Amazing Love it 😍😘

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awomanonabike

The leaves are bright and vibrant - just 6 months behind the flowers 😉 @pelly

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awomanonabike

Thanks Kim 😊 @kimguy

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awomanonabike

Thanks Suzie. They are much more of a clump this year than they have been in previous years. It’s been a funny year 🤷‍♀️ @jadojado29

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pelly

Ahh, I didn’t realise that, I’ve only noticed them in flower 🙄🙄

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kimguy

Welcome😎

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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awomanonabike

#poisonous DO NOT EAT. Having read a bit more about Autumn crocus, this comes with a BIG warning. Colchicum autumnale is poisonous & fatalities have occurred. It is NOT the same as Colchicum sativus, although looks very similar. Sativus has very long, 3-part stigmas and the flowers arise at the same time as 30cm long narrow, grassy leaves (autumnale produces its broad, shorter leaves in spring). C. sativus is killed by temp <-15C & prolonged wet so in the UK it only grows in the south.

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awomanonabike

#saffron #saffron-advice With thanks to Sally Francis of Norfolk Saffron & her article in The Garden. To @ukgardentags Please can you add that this plant (including its stigmas) is poisonous, to the plant information? Thanks

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linfoster

Useful info 👍🏻

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tina

My purple ones have the three stigmas not the whites ones suttons were selling them as Saffron bulbs shall be sending them a note for misleading info . Thank you so much thankfully I haven't had it 😥😖

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awomanonabike

Your purple ones might be sativus Tina. www.rhsplants.co.uk has a good photograph of crocus sativus showing the very long stigmas, as does the RHS FB page @tina

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tina

The purple look like yours .I have just sent a firm worded email to them . Luckily I haven't used the white ones . Talk about false advertising this year I had wrong colours sent out .Hayloft charged the earth on usual colours and I got different ones . I'm so grateful to you for letting me know thank you so much . @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

No problem @tina Glad to be of help 😊

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tina

I will post a picture of the purple ones with stigmas on when next one opens up .

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brightcolours

@teamgardentags need to add to plant entry and perhaps do a post on this or include in. enewsletter? @ausgardentags

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brightcolours

#meadowsaffron #colchicum

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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awomanonabike

Un unexpected delight this morning #macro

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pelly

Beautiful @awomanonabike . 💜💜

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Jasonsparkes1

Gorgeous picture ❤

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gailybob

Thats just so lovely 💜💜

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brightcolours

Fab! #bestof2016 #colchicum #meadowsaffron

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tina

You have lot of saffon on there do you harvest it

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awomanonabike

Thank you @pelly @Jasonsparkes1 @gailybob and @brightcolours

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awomanonabike

I haven't ever @tina but have recently read about it in "The Garden". I thought all of the Autumn crocus had been & gone, then found this one.

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tina

I took some yesterday

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struddles

Absolutely gorgeous👌👌

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awomanonabike

Hi Tina, I've just posted some information about saffron. I hope you live in the south & it is sativus that you have growing & not autumnale @tina

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tina

Thanks @awomanonabike will have a look

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