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13/03/2014 at 10:15

I planted my Alliums in sep/oct as instructions in a pot with added grit in a sunny site. I was expecting them to be coming up by now but so far nothing. Have they died or am I to early In expecting to see them?

 

13/03/2014 at 10:22

Some of my alliums are yet to appear, others are just showing. I wouldn't be too concerned just yet, it's still fairly early, so give them a bit of time. Sometimes newly planted bulbs take a bit of time to establish. 

13/03/2014 at 10:37

Not seen much of mine yet either. 

13/03/2014 at 10:43

Mine are mostly about 3 or 4 inches tall, but they are well established.

13/03/2014 at 10:50

Same here, some not showing some just appearing.

13/03/2014 at 13:13

Just looked - some are up.  But while we are on the subject, last year was my first time with alliums, and the other day, when I went past the flower bed I spotted an array of familiar looking seedlings.  They were just like onion pips.  After a moment's thought, I realised that an allium must have seeded in the flower bed.  Does anyone know if they would eventually develop into proper allium bulbs and flowers, or shall I just weed them all out? 

13/03/2014 at 13:52
I bought some at Gardeners World last June and planted them straight away... Four out of the six planted are looking very healthy and I suspect the others have failed although there is time yet.
13/03/2014 at 14:41

Allium christophii seeds about generously in undisturbed spots. They take about 2 to 3 years to reach flowering size.

13/03/2014 at 17:13

Thanks Fidget. I might try and grow some of them on then.  I absolutely loved the Christophii last year.  Firework explosions the size of footballs!!

13/03/2014 at 17:36

Mine are coming along okay, about 4 / 5 inches tall. 

13/03/2014 at 19:08

they are tugs if they like your soil. they spring up all over the place.

 

 

13/03/2014 at 19:37

I've had aliums self seed too ,and like fidgetbones say, about 2 - 3 years time you'll have lots more.

13/03/2014 at 21:05
Cathy Raine wrote (see)

I planted my Alliums in sep/oct as instructions in a pot with added grit in a sunny site. I was expecting them to be coming up by now but so far nothing. Have they died or am I to early In expecting to see them?

I think it is a little early yet. I leave mine in the ground over winter and now the strap-like foliage is growing first quite quickly before the flower bearing stems appear.  If you haven't any foliage by now they may have died - did you leave them outside in the pot during all the weeks of rain we have had over this winter? - the bulbs/roots may have rotted in the saturated compost. I would have a look at the bulbs.

 

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