Acis autumnalis Brown Scape
Archive entry 17.07.11
Archive entry 10.07.16
8th September 2010
Without any special reason, genera can creep up on me and I suddenly realise I have a yearning for them. I suppose I should have
been warned by the attraction to snowdrops, that their smaller relatives would also have the ability to enchant.
So there I am, gormlessly looking through the plants on Tale Valley Nursery's stand at an NCCPG sale when I saw this lovely little flower
and was filled with delight.
Yes, it is Acis autumnalis. Yes, I have lots in the greenhouse. But don't you see, this one has brown scapes. BROWN SCAPES!
I mean really, how could anybody possibly not notice. Not covet, not want. Not carry home? How could anybody?
If I took myself as seriously as I take these tiny little scraps of vegetation, life would be a very different thing. But I think it would be less.
1st September 2012
I am still convinced that this is a distinct improvement on my other strain, but I have to admit that others have been
9th September 2015