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Can anyone complete the gap in the sequence (English garden)

Winter aconites, snowdrops, crocus, daffodils, tulips, irises, lilies,...???....,nerines. Sorry no prizes.

Everyone likes butterflies. Nobody likes caterpillars.


  • Gladiolus? Crocosmia?

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,170

    Would tubers do? Dahlias? Begonias? Or corms, Gladioli?

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,170

    Sorry, Poddington said gladiolus.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • I think winter aconites are officially tubers so dahlias should be allowed. And fits neatest into the gap I think.

  • Crocuses are corms and irises are rhizomes... So I think any type of perennating organ is OK image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,545


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • I love crocosmia and gladiolus but the flowering time of the latter is so short, so I think I will go for crocosmia, especially as it is from Brasiiil ! Dahlias will not do as I would have to lift them and I am not always there to do that. Colchicum is a nice idea but it is a border situation and they are a bit on the small side. Okay okay no giant snowdrops.....Curiously enough crocosmia don't flower in Brazil until late summer, despite the fact it is a lot hotter...

    Everyone likes butterflies. Nobody likes caterpillars.
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