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I'm 99% sure the last  three are crocus but I'm a novice so would appreciate if anyone could confirm.  What is the first one though?  It is very small and delicate. Thank you . 

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,157
    Yes, the last three are crocus and the first is an anemone blanda.  Very pretty 😍 
    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • I thought, from reading / looking up , that the first was anemone.   However, are there different anemones?  This one is a small spring delicate thing.  In the summer I saw quite a large anemone called Wild Swan, which is much bigger and that was summer.  Are there two types?  Spring and then Summer ones?
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,157
    There are lots of species - the anemone blanda in your picture is a spring flowering, low growing woodland plant.  Wild Swan is a much taller, summer flowering perennial- they are known as japanese anemones.  Hope this helps 😀
    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • Yes, you know so much.  Thank you.  I love this site as I can look for ages in books and on the internet at images but it's a bit hit and miss.  If I ask on here there are just lots of people like you who love plants.....its amazing.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,157
    😀😀😀
    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • I suspect the anemone might be Anemone nemorosa, in fact--something about the flower. It's a bit hard to tell on a one-off photo. They're not too dissimilar, but A. blanda can cope with more sun. Both are lovely.
  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 805
    If you like Anemone 'Wild Swan' you may wish to check out the website of Elizabeth McGregor, the nurserywoman who introduced it. Reading the nursery list is akin to being a child in a sweet shop.
    https://www.elizabethmacgregornursery.co.uk/shop/
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