Crocus tommasianus

This is one of the most amenable crocuses in the garden. At this time of year there’s something so cheerful about a clump of these brave little things, nodding in the breeze (well, howling gale if we’re talking about today) and opening wide in the slightest glance of sunshine. They naturalise beautifully, in grass and through the border, and need little or no attention all year round. One of the best-value plants in my garden.