Ilkeston - Crocuses & Daffodils
w/e 06 March 2022

All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Whatever else is happening in the world, nature's clock keeps ticking and in Ilkeston it's moved on to crocus and daffodil time. I've taken many photos like these before but with such a good display at various places it would be a shame not to do it again.


These purple crocuses are in the Garden of Remembrance next to St Mary's Church.

Also at the same place in the garden, mini daffodils are starting to open at the side of the steps. I believe this variety is called tête-à-tête'.

There are bigger daffodils at the eastern end of the church.
And Snowdrops Too

And in the churchyard overlooking the Lower Market Place both large and small varieties of daffodils are growing alongside a good display of late flowering snowdrops.
Church Entrance

I wonder how many people at the Saturday market also noticed the crocuses and daffodils on the bank near the church entrance.
Victoria Park

Anyone walking or driving along Bristol Road cannot fail to notice the swathe of crocuses in Victoria Park - an annual treat for all who pass by.
By Cantelupe Road

The same can be said about Cantelupe Road where more varieties and colours of crocuses are opening up to accompany the early flowering yellow variety that opened first on the hills and holes of 'Illy 'Oleys (Chaucer Old Park).
Chaucer's Daffodils

Also on the park daffodils planted by Council workers with the aid of Gardening Club members of Chaucer Junior School a few years ago will soon be adding to the colour of the surroundings.
Stanton Road Cemetery

At the beginning of February when we visited Stanton Road Cemetery the crocuses were just starting to show but now they exploded into a carpet of colour.

War Grave

Several war graves in the cemetery are now surrounded by crocuses that now create an annual tribute.
Crocuses & Daffodils

Yes it's been done before and no doubt will be done again, but you can't let crocus and daffodil time pass without recording the event to enjoy at any time of year.

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