As regards forcing, or delaying crocus, why not ask someone like Avon bulbs who do it every year for the Chelsea flower show, although that is end of May. Don't I recall a BBC gardeners world many years ago when they slipped a flowering pot of crocus into a summer garden, much to the disgust of the presenter at the time. You might also point out that as crocus have no significant flower stem they are not easy to use in a bouquet, except maybe as the whole plant. I think silk flowers are the answer. Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8 > "I come from Croydon in South London (UK); the town's name is Anglo-Saxon for > saffron or crocus valley. Being born & bred in Croydon, I would like to use a crocus > in my wedding bouquet next summer (3 July in Norfolk), but are there any species > that flower this late? If so, where can I get some bulbs or the growing plant from? > Is it possible to force or otherwise trick a particular variety of Crocus into flowering > later (i.e. in the summer) ? > I should be grateful for any help you can give me."