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21/02/2013 at 17:45
My pompom primulas have started flowering which is great, but, they are flowering in the leaf rosette. They have'nt pushed up a stem. I moved them in Autumn when I did the garden shuffle. Can anyone tell me why this is please? Thankyou.
21/02/2013 at 19:09

Are they definitely the same plants which grew flower stems last year, Sam?  I only ask because primulas happily cross-pollinate and any self-sown babies tend to revert to be more like the original native form.

21/02/2013 at 19:33
They are def the same plants bob
21/02/2013 at 21:31
Don't worry they sometimes do that, be patient they will be fine later on.
21/02/2013 at 21:38

Some of my snowdrops are very close to the ground this year, could it be a weather related thing?

21/02/2013 at 23:11
Thanks Lyn. Im not sure nut. Im just hoping it is that and its not the dreaded wireworm infecting them. I lost loads and will be really upset if that is the case
14/03/2013 at 20:52
Just wondering if your prims have grown as they should now, mine are just popping up with stalks now, they will be better when we have some more warm sun. Have you got the lilac coloured ones?
15/03/2013 at 00:55
A couple are but very low
15/03/2013 at 09:56
They will come right, I have grown these for 20 years, all from one little plant I bought in a green grocers. I think every one in Devon must have an off shoot of it. It will make loads,I will take a pic later and you will see what I mean.
15/03/2013 at 10:22
Thanks lyn
15/03/2013 at 14:43

Just braved the rain, is it anything like this Sam, these stalks will be at least a foot high very soon.


15/03/2013 at 22:55

Beautiful primula that is, I brought a yellow and black one the other day they are nice flowers.

My hyacinth was like that but came out the other day, but I still some not grown tall yet bad weather need some sun not wind and rain

15/03/2013 at 23:31
My hyacinths have only just broke the surface, but we are quite high up, always windy, and an overcoat colder than most other places in Devon. My dad says you can rely on everything being 3 weeks behind up here.
16/03/2013 at 22:07

I planted a few of these out of pots when I moved here, completley forgot about them. Didn't see anything of them last year but this year they are back..........but only flowering so far  in the leaf rosette like yours Sam. Different colours than I remember but I'm learning that primula colours are unpredicatable

16/03/2013 at 22:32
These have been the same for 20 years I have never had any prims change colour.
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