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Autumn crocus pot display


Potted Crocus speciosus makes a glorious late autumn display. For the best results, place your pot in a bright, warm spot outdoors, and keep it well watered.

If you're looking for more to do in autumn, why not create dead wood habitats, or try our top 4 autumn wildlife jobs.

Plant it: September
At its best: October
Takes just: 15 minutes

How to do it:

Filling pot with compost


Place crocks in the base of a large terracotta pot and half fill with good quality, peat-free compost.

Planting crocus corms in potting compost


Space out the corms 3-4cm apart, planting right up to the edges of the pot to make full use of the compost surface.

Covering crocus corms with compost


Top up the pot with more compost and lightly firm. The finished surface should be just below the pot rim.

Watering potting compost


Water in well and place the pot in a bright, warm spot outside. Keep the compost moist by watering regularly.

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trillium2cv 06/09/2013 at 17:58

Looks a funny autumn crocus to me. More like Pickwick.

Berghill 06/09/2013 at 21:28

Certainly looks nothing like my C.speciosa buds.

nutcutlet 06/09/2013 at 21:33

If not Pickwick then a similar spring flowering crocus, complete with spring crocus leaves

Dovefromabove 07/09/2013 at 08:29

Oh dear - picture researcher chappess obviously not a gardener then?  

And yet in this month's GW there she is waxing lyrical about Iris reticulata - or perhaps it's a different person does the job on the website?

nutcutlet 07/09/2013 at 09:24

There was a talk on bees advertised locally, illustrated with a picture of a wasp on wasp nest. 

I think it's a different person, a designer maybe? that chooses pictures


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