Thanks, Bob. so that they aren't resting on my clay soil, I have cocooned them in a mixture of mpc and grit. I shall just have to keep everything crossed. If they don't perform I shall have to try a raised bed. I wonder if anyone has tried growing them in pots? And whether that is more successful?
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I don't have much success with these. Well that's encouraging, nut I don't know what strulch is It's an organic mulch made from straw: straw + mulch = strulch It's widely advertised in garden mags, nut. You could google it to find out more about it.
I don't have much success with these.
Well that's encouraging, nut
I don't know what strulch is
It's an organic mulch made from straw: straw + mulch = strulch
It's widely advertised in garden mags, nut. You could google it to find out more about it.
I finally got the last ones in yesterday. Should I mulch them? If so, would strulch be ok?
I'm worried that I may have planted mine too deep at around 3-4" Will they still come up? And if I'm supposed to mulch them that would mean they have even further to get to the surface.
Also I am wondering if anyone else on the forum has grown these, and whether they have mulched them?
60 down, 40 to go. I finished planting for the day in the dark. Hopefully I have spaced out the corms fairly well, but they aren't the easiest things to see against the earth, are they?
Apart from the times that they flower, is there any difference in numbers of flowers and impact, between planting in late Autumn or waiting till Spring?
Which part of the country are you in, Lyn?
Beguiled by the beautiful photos of these beauties in Sarah Raven's catalogue, and helped by sale prices and a 20% off voucher, I bought 100 corms (20 of each in 5 different colours). I was thinking of planting them in a mild spell this week or next. Sarah recommends soaking them overnight, but are they going to survive frosty and snow covered ground for weeks on end - as we have been promised up here in North Yorkshire - or will they just go mouldy?
Ok, we are now into December, and apart from one reddish tinged leaf, all the others are pale yellow and beginning to drop. Is this what I am to expect in future?
I planted one of these back in May and have been looking forward to fiery red leaves for several weeks now, but they are still just pinky green. Is it because it's a young plant - just under 2' high, or perhaps because it's in a part of the garden that doesn't get any sun between October and February?