Bare naked ladies, cholera and the beautiful Colchicum, the Autumn crocus (and a Waterlily that is a lily, not a crocus, but not ‘that’ waterlily…)

Colchicum Waterlily growing in the woodland edge of the EA Bowles Garden at RHS Wisley earlier this week. Delicate they look, but are clearly tough enough to rough it out with the other woodland floor dwellers, like the Arum marmoratum in the foreground there. The leaves make a brief appearance in spring but are gone…