thrive in deep, fertile and well-drained soil but not too dry, in a warm, sunny site.
Make cheques and postal orders payable to: The People Colchicum
Offer MGN 428, with name and address in capitals on the back.
Colchine, derived from colchicum
, has been used medicinally for centuries, even millennia.
Elsewhere in the garden a swathe of collapsed aconitums was hiding the sudden annual appearance of a group of colchicum
The foliage of evergreen epimedium x versicolor, or its lovely twin hybrids sulphureum and neosulphureum, provide a vivid green backdrop to the flowers of any of the stronger colchicum
Some top autumn flowerers are Crinum macowanii, Scilla scilloides, Cyclamen hederifolium, Amaryllis belladonna, Leucojum autumnalei, Colchicum
There's a smashing double named 'Waterlily', a whopper called 'The Giant', and a stunning white called Colchicum
bulbs are available in the shops now and produce stocky flowers in shades of pink in late September and October.
The common snowdrop, Galanthus, and Colchicum
, Hyacinths and Ornithogalum all have toxins in their bulbs, while sea squill bulbs are used in rat poison.
The mauvy-pink Colchicum
autumnal is one we have here in quantity, under an oak tree.
The best autumn variety is Crocus speciosus Conqueror, which resembles a Colchicum
in the way the petals fly skyward.
corms in bare soil in between shrubs to add a splash of colour in autumn.
are known for their ability to thrive in shade and are good planted with woodlanders such as Anemone nemorosa.
Atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade) n Colchicum
autumnale (autumn crocus, meadow saffron) Conium maculatum (hemlock) n Daphne mezereum (mezereon) Datura stamonium (Jimsonweed) Digitalis purpurea (foxglove) Laburnum Oenanthe crocata (hemlock water dropwort
10 Plant autumn- flowering crocus and colchicum
bulbs as soon as possible.