Posted: 07/07/2012 at 10:39
I am just dying to plant my 20 Eremurus (desert candles bulbs) - I believe they are quite difficult to grow- planted 5 last year in autumn, planted on a bed of 1in grit and covered by 1 in gritty soil. I have seen 2 appear, 2 shoots off each with strappy leaves, but they have gone over the last few weeks and haven't seen a flower shoot?? Think thye should be flowereing now....
I have still have 20 "bulbs" to plant, should I plant now or wait till the autumn or spring? Temperatures do go down to -17 here in York and I am on clay soil.
Must be difficult to grow because I haven't seen any growing even in the fantastic Open Gardens I have visited, so assume no-one has a great success with them?? Or do they? .........Anybody growing them successfully and how do you do it?