Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:40
Grew some in a large tub a few years ago; after a couple of years they slowly "disappeared" - I thought it was the cold, maybe I inadvertantly let them dry out!
I planted some in the ground last year (at the right time), some spikes came out very well, but late & by the time nearly half of them tried to flower it was too late & after an early hard frost no more flowers. I lifted them 'cos I thought I should up here; bunged them in newspaper in a box in the garage - barely above freezing. Looked at them yesterday expecting a slimy mush & they look very happy . I cut off their stems & put them into paper bags, maybe I should plant them as early as possible as they seem much hardier than I thought. Maybe into pots soon.