Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:03
Im posting this because I have a couple of questions that are bothering me. I bought around 1000 Anemone Blanda 'Blue Shades' in the late December bulb sales online, the bulbs looked great they arrived along with crocus, tulips, daffodil and some others that I got cheaply. I planted my Anemone Blanda into a raised bed that had been newly filled with fresh compost. Now its late February and my late planted crocus are flowering away and the tulips, daffs and other bulbs are all making good headway but when I dug up a few Anemone bulbs to see why there were no sign of sprouts I found they were a squidgy disgusting mess....to my total horror Iv found that every single one I have dug up so far has rotted like this and so my dream of a blue carpet has been flushed down the pan...why did my mass planting fail like this ? Was it due to the late planting ? ....some Anemone Blanda 'White Splendour' that I planted in early October into terracotta pots is doing marvellously well and are coming into bloom....is it a timing thing with this type of anemone ?
On to the second part of the conundrum...I was looking on another bulb suppliers web site today (very reputable supplier) and to my amazement they had Anemone Blanda 'Blue Shades' for sale now my hopes of a blue carpet have still not left me, so I rang them up to ask if it was ok to plant anemone blander in late February, to which the lady said yes that it is perfectly ok to plant anemone blanda at this time of year, so not to be beaten by my rotting bulb ordeal, I have ordered 500 more corms....is my blue carpet dream going to become a reality ? Or is planting them now a total waste of time ? and why the rot in the first place, my site is well drained and in dappled shade ? There seems some confusion on the net so to clarify Im interested specifically in Anemone Blanda.
Last edited: 28 February 2017 17:08:04