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If you look very carefully at the corms, you should see a small lump (bit like a tine volcanic cone) in the centre ish of one side. That is the top of the corm. Not that it really matters, I more often than not plant them on their sides. Won't have many this year, seomething has dug the up and eaten them and they were beginning to make neice, self seeding clumps too.
thanks shall see if I can see what you are saying mary
I grew Anemone de Caen in ordinary potting compost in a large planter. The first year they were super. Then they started disappearing and I thought perhaps they were shortlived or not that hardy. Then I saw mice stealing the corms! Berghill says something dug up and ate his (or should it be hers?) so perhaps he had the same problem.
Wow! I only came on here to find out "which way up" and I feel like I have entered a war zone! Chill out folks we are all in this together (no, not the Dave type the learner gardener type) Back to my question which is the right way up? I have what looks like "legs" and also a "hump" I am guessing the legs were originally growth but then they could also be a sort of root grabbing into the earth? Thanks to everybody for what I have picked up so far and from what I have read I am going to try a few in pots, some as a border in a raised bed. Normal compost with a bit of bone meal. I will report back in May next year with results, just ion case there is somebody trying to find out "which way up" and when to plant. BFN
I came on here for information but will not be coming here again. How immature some people are.
Came to this site for information and am thinking was it a bad move. I see better behaviour at the local school. Childish!
Merry Christmas Siggiewi. I hope you have a pleasant time
Reading several items on the correct way ' up' to plant amenome, the specialist say plant them on their side, which l would suggest it doesn't really matter which way they are planted, so just 'throw' them and look forward to them growing, happy gardening.
I really like Anemone de Caen but I have very little success with buying packs of dry corms...........maybe one or two will come up but the majority never appear. I never thought to soak them beforehand tho so that could be my fault
Regarding the "right way up", with some stuff it can be a bit difficult to tell...........I usually hedge my bets if it is not terribly obvious and plant on their side I liked the previous description of little "legs" and "humps" - tiny dried Camels perhaps.
As to looking for gaps in pots, that is excellent advice......more than once I have found some poor little bulbs trying to get out of the bottom of a pot
my success rate is also not brilliant - soaking - planting on side - and a lot of hoping for the best, but having said that mine are in flower right now and a bright splash of lurid pink and deep purple makes it all worth while. my only question would be how deep to plant - I suspect it is far deeper that you would expect.