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17/12/2012 at 22:01
I have never grown Delphiniums before and have discovered that the past two weeks the leaves are dying off. They are turning yellow...then brown. Is this normal or are they too wet or too cold? I have 18 of them and dont want to loose them or am I too late?
17/12/2012 at 22:04

Where are they?-don't forget in a garden situation they die back in the Autumn and there is nothing visible above ground until they shoot again around March

17/12/2012 at 22:06
Phew...they are in my greenhouse but there is no heating in it. So you think they will be ok? I havent killed them off?
17/12/2012 at 22:10

Difficult to say-best thing is to protect them from actually freezing-and live in hope till the Spring-don't give up on them yet for definite

17/12/2012 at 22:15

You could try resowing then-with luck they will flower in the same year if not then the following

17/12/2012 at 22:26
Hmmm. I thought the very same to be honest. Think I will hit another sowing when I do my alba foxgloves. Thankyou and let you know how it goes. Fingers, toes, legs etc all crossed
17/12/2012 at 23:24

I planted baby delphiniums outside last year in autumn, they died down and reappeared in spring and flowered - so don't lose hope too soon. It was very cold in February with snow.

17/12/2012 at 23:33

There are some of the overwintered baby delphiniums in this bed in June.

18/12/2012 at 09:43

Sowing instructions from Ashley Ramsbottom, might be useful if a little late.

18/12/2012 at 19:44

Thank goodness Busy-Lizzie eh? I always panic a bit when things disappear for a couple of months lol. Thanks Nutcutlet. I will go have a snoop

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