in my garden | first signs of spring

Crocus tommasinianus – a mini mauve candle

A new variety of crocus planted last autumn finally opened this week in the lovely sunshine we have enjoyed. So nice to have rain-free days again! The tightly closed blue flower is  Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’.


  1. BeckyB says:

    Gorgeous – hoping mine will be out when we return home (briefly) next week

    1. Heyjude says:

      To check on the cat? 😀

      1. BeckyB says:

        Cat check, executorship stuff, seeing my Mum and pilates!!

        1. BeckyB says:

          Oh and haircut!!

        2. Heyjude says:

          And then back to Portugal?

        3. BeckyB says:

          Yes – assuming of course we are able to fly in Tuesday!

  2. susurrus says:

    Lovely! Looks like these have missed reading the ‘Spring is postponed’ headlines that are making the news.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Erm… yes I noticed on my phone weather app that we are due for some snow and very low temperatures next week. I guess these will be finished by then anyway, crocuses don’t seem to last very long.

    1. Heyjude says:

      BUT snow forecast next week!!!

      1. Sue says:

        True enough. ….😟

  3. beetleypete says:

    Great that the rian has stopped. We have ‘significant’ snow forecast for Monday though! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Surprisingly WE have snow forecast for Tuesday / Wednesday and temperatures as low as -6.

      1. BeckyB says:

        Yikes we fly in Tuesday!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Good luck with that.

  4. restlessjo says:

    Hello Spring chicken! Have a lovely weekend xx

    1. Heyjude says:

      Bit of a dull and cold day today, but the sun has just appeared! A bit late as it will be setting soon 🙂

  5. Ros says:

    Beautiful! Lovely to see a bit of colour and life! Everything still looks very dead here.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is always a pleasure to see the first flowers of the year appear.

  6. Peter Klopp says:

    The crocuses in your picture are a delight to see for someone, who lives still in the thralls of winter with more snow in the forecast. Best wishes from Canada!

    1. Heyjude says:

      More snow on the way here too Peter, from Siberia!

  7. Tish Farrell says:

    So delicate. A lovely shot, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They don’t last long though. But other bulbs on their way.

  8. Beautiful. Spring is coming. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It looks as though we are plummeting into winter again this week as Siberian snowstorms head our way.

      1. It seems that the weather has been up and down all over – it has happened here too.

  9. Lovely shade of purple.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Much more delicate than my early flowering ones, these are a soft mauve shade. Sadly gone now. They don’t last long.

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