The spring-flowering, purple crocuses in Broadwater Avenue, in Lower Parkstone, Poole, have been there for as long as I can remember. Each year the delicate flowers have been spreading a little further but, in my opinion, 2017 is the best year of all for them. They’re now spreading across to the opposite side of the road too, and there seem to be a whole lot more crocuses flowering than in other years, or is it just my imagination?

I’ve never seen such an amazing crocus display – well, not in an urban setting anyway. It’s like a spectacular purple/mauve carpet of flowers.

As I was taking my photos a man cycled past and commented, “I’m not the only one that finds them beautiful then?” No, he’s certainly not and I’m already looking forward to next year’s floral display.

Spring crocuses - Broadwater Avenue, Poole, Dorset

Purple crocuses Broadwater Avenue, Poole, Dorset.
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Purple crocuses Broadwater Avenue, Poole, Dorset