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20/06/2013 at 17:07

Can somebody please advise me.

Ive grown some beautiful alliums this year in our herb garden, as you can see from the photo. sadly two flower heads have simply come away from the crown of the plant. Has a giant bird flown down and snapped it off? The break is straw yellow in appearance?

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20/06/2013 at 17:09

Sorry this picture is on its side

Thank you for helping x

 

Lyn
21/06/2013 at 15:21

Mine are the same, snapped of at about 2 inches from the head, not a clue why, but could be slugs, I will be intersted to hear other views on this.

21/06/2013 at 15:28

I blame the kids...eye witness account!

Other than that mine are fine, heads firmly attached, stalks still strong. I planted my bulbs on a bed of sand and followed instuctions on the pack but I don't know if this made a difference or if it's to prevent them rotting over winter.

 

21/06/2013 at 15:29

If the stem comes away at the base then that is fairly normal, once the plant flowers the stem is only barely attached to the bulb. If snapped off  up the stem then blame molluscs. They have a habit, in this garden at least, of eating haf way through the stem.

24/06/2013 at 13:34

Thank you fellow gardeners for your kind advice

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