Anemone adaption

A florist nearby is selling cut anemones proudly proclaiming that they are from Somerset – right next to some birds of paradise for somewhere foreign – but who could resist these little skirted flowers?
Our anemones are growing quite happily at the very top of the allotment, in a specially designated ‘flower area’, about 6″ wide. It’s slightly sunk, which is okay for the anemones because they grow from very small, wrinkled tubers, so they have a store of energy to get them out of the ground. This, rather conveniently, means that although weeding would be of benefit, it isn’t absolutely essential as the flowers can get a head start on the annual weeds and/or push their way up to the light using their stored energy. Plant adaption never ceases to impress me.