..but not before time. The colder weather recently has slowed many plants up and it is no longer an unusually early flowering season. The first of the large Dutch crocus to appear is usually the yellow. Often planted in mixed colours it is worth trying them as single blocks. There are other early crocus to provide variety such as the many C. chry santhus cultivars as well as forms of C. sieberi. The one usually sold as Tricolor is easy to grow and striking with its three tiers of colour.