I keep hoping that someone will think its a good idea to have an Aberdeen trial ground for such gems.
Maggi --after a long and careful period of consideration ...(not !), I think that there should also be a Southern Hemisphere trial bed and after another delayed consideration,(not), I'm willing to sacrifice our last patch of lawn .....
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover
Very noble of you Dave!
Apologies for this change, there is a new link for IRG 61 : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Feb011422783332IRG61.pdf
Ian and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)
Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Crocus korolkowii 'Lemon Tiger'. First crocus of the season.
extreme western edge of Denver, Colorado; elevation 1705.6 meters, average annual precipitation 30cm; refuses to look at thermometer if it threatens to go below -17C
Our autumn crocus season has been rather dismal, but one decent bloom on this one I got as C. cancellatus but I'm told that it is a form of Crocus niveus,
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
Lovely beginnings... and endings... to the crocus season, Bob and Fermi.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Two crocus this month so far:
Crocus imperati in bud
Another crocus in bloom now, Crocus olivieri ssp olivieri (Steno) grown from seed from Marcus Harvey http://hillviewrareplants.com.au in 2003,
This clump of Crocus flavus is unfortunately under a Mexican Hawthorn and the fallen fruit is the same color as the crocus flowers, so sometimes they go unnoticed for awhile!
What a great colour!