Though what puzzles me is that the hedges round here which have lots of wild plums and greengages in them are cut at what is supposed to be the worst time for pruning them and yet the hedges do not seem to get Silver leaf.
Rabbits are not supposed to eat Fatsia. Neither are deer. BUT they will eat them if sufficiently hungry.
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Leycesteria formosa aka Pheasant berry. Quite a seed weed where suited. May be pruned to the ground if need be. Quite easy to dig out altogether too.
Most of the decorative Alliums, like the Drumstick ones come from places where the temperatures can go down to -12c and rarely get above freezing in winter. I have a feeling that these ones would need the same treatment as Narcissus etc. to get them to start growing properly. I was going by the picture on the packet and the bulb size which you mentioned as to the kind of Allium you are trying to grow.
Edible onions and garlic come originally from a warm climate (Probably Egypt) so they can take heat.
Just been out in my garden and our big Alliums are not showing above ground at all yet. They are cold temperature growers (from the Steppes) so I am not sure how they would grow in a warm climate. If they are big Alliums then the leaves should be at least 1cm across and slightly hairy.
What have you planted them in? The stuff in that pot looks very much like sand (from the colour) and it looks very dry too. If they are Drumstick Alliums and the bulbs were as big as you say then the leaves showing are definitely not big enough by a long way.
Some of ours are flowering now. Makes it easier to find them to weed the dratted things out.
I think I sent some to someone on here a few years back. Wonder if they grew for them. Cannot remember if they ever reported back to me.
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