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Brooke greets her Crocus cohorts!

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Shrike, Feb 9, 2019.


  1. Shrike

    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    "A warm but blustery day here in Nottingham. Slave actually ventured outside briefly to take my picture with the rising Crocus Army!"
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    "Good afternoon, my lovely boys!"
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    "Unusual to get you purple ones up so soon!"

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    "Slave didn't replenish the bulbs last Autumn, so lets hope the ranks aren't too depleted this Spring!"
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    "Listen to that wind howl, Slave! Maybe Winter isn't quite over yet!"
     
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  2. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    Love photos of you in your garden Brooke among the crocuses. Spring's on its way then though you wouldn't know it today with the cold wind.
     
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  3. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Oh Brooke, I'm so happy to see you - I love your photo stories, can't wait for Spring to properly spring and you can be out and about again :)

    (As an aside, our crocus' are only pale purple and white, no yellow and Oscar almost certainly won't see them as they are only in the front lawn, not the back but they have popped and are "out" already)
     
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    Summercat PetForums VIP

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    Hello beautiful Brooke, definitely looking like spring for you:)
     
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    Gorgeous photos of Brooke out and about enjoying the sunshine, although a bit of gale still blowing!! Lovely to see the crocuses up, not long to go now Brooke until spring arrives!!
     
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    vivien PetForums VIP

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    Lovely photos of Brooke. Thank you for sharing them.

    Viv xx
     
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  7. bluecordelia

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    A chink of Spring . Lovely to see.
     
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  8. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    Ah, Brooke and the crocuses - a sure sign that spring is on the way :Cat
     
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    She’s the prettiest girl :Happy spring is on its way!
     
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  10. ewelsh

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    Wonderful, now I know Spring is coming, this is always a good sign when our beautiful Brooke is sat amongst the crocus. You are so pretty Brooke.
    Last year I only had a few yellow crocus, hardly any purples, there must be a reason for this, climate change or an old wives tale. Anyone know?



    I’m not far for you @Shrike yet I have no crocus, only a few snow drops and a handful of daffodils, I planted millions of bulbs last year, determined to have a lawn full of crocus and not one has rewarded me yet, So looks like I have to wait another full year. :(
     
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  11. Shrike

    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    @ewelsh - are you planting the bulbs deep enough? I think if they are too shallow the slugs eat them. Squirrels will dig them up too, though I think you'd notice that! It maybe your soil isn't right for the bulbs - if there is a decent nursery nearby I'm sure they could advise and give you bulbs that thrive in your locality. I tend to get mine from nurseries rather than big garden centres or supermarkets.
     
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    Ummmmm no squirrels in my garden thanks to my dogs :rolleyes: I do use one of those bulb spade things which pulls out a full plug so definitely deep enough. I am thinking the mice might have got my snow drop bulbs as we do have lots of mice here, or I have to have more patience and wait for the second year. As for the crocuses I have no idea what is going on, I planted 200 bulbs and as you know they aren’t exactly big! Even my aconite hasn’t shown up this year!
    I do tend to buy from smaller British nurseries too, it’s very odd.

    I shall continue to admire your crocuses along with the beautiful Brooke and live in hope.:)
     
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  13. Bertie'sMum

    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

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    I planted out a load of snowdrops "in the green" last year - they were the 'giant' ones that grow to about 8-10 inches tall with much bigger flowers. So far nary a sign of them this year, but I do know that they often 'miss' a year - so am keeping fingers crossed for next year ! Still waiting for crocus and aconite to show themselves but they often come a bit later (March) in my garden.
     
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  14. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    I love our regular pics of Brooke and the crocuses :) Winter must be over when they get posted :)
     
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    You have Lots of Mice @ewelsh ??!!!!!:eek:. Is Lottie sleeping on the job? Loulou will have to step up to the mark then:D

    The cemetery snowdrops have been in full bloom for ages now and the diffs are poking through. No sign of crocus or aconites. The aconites here tend to bloom later
     
  16. ewelsh

    ewelsh PetForums VIP

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    Lottie works flat out catching mice so earns her keep, however Loulou would invite them in doors as long as they didn’t touch her food. :rolleyes:


    I know what the problem is, @Shrike has been pinching all my crocus, you watch in a few weeks time, his garden will be full to the edges with crocuses :D
     
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  17. huckybuck

    huckybuck Feline Forum Fashionista

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    Aww lovely photos of Brooke in the garden!!


    Are you in a micro climate where you are???

    We are still very much in Winter mode - I don’t think I’ve spotted even a snowdrop yet!!!
     
  18. Shrike

    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    Its been quite a mild winter for us so far, barely a few smatterings of snow and only a few very cold mornings. It was down to -4 the other week - but that was warm compared to other areas of the country! Mind you it was occasionally very cold up to the end of March last year, so I'm not casting any clouts yet! :):)

    Just a thought on peoples no-showing bulbs in the lawn, do you use weed 'n feed? I know thats a bit condescending of me but I was thinking about doing my lawn last year until I remembered the crocuses sleeping beneath! I supposeif you wait until all the crocus leaves have died off it might be safe to use if its the stuff that deactivates on soil contact.
     
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