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Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:15

Not sure about settle Charley, mine have grown in leaf but diminished in flower.

A friend grows a variety he says is angustiflola which, (for him) is free flowering


Posted: 21/12/2014 at 13:40

2 crocus tommasinianus in flower


Posted: 21/12/2014 at 11:27

Hi Panda, good to 'see' you.

Those sternbergias need a summer baking they won't get there

 but it probably doesn't matter too much. There are dozens out there and they rarely flower wherever they are.

See you in the summer, I'm already thinking about next season's trips.



Posted: 21/12/2014 at 11:04

Nothing to see here

Though some leaves have appearied in a woodland spot, About 7inches tall and looking worryingly like Sternbergias


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 18:04

I lose the whole flower bud. I blame mutjacs though I've never proved it


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 18:00

You can blame me for anything Philippa

I know it works because I saw the results. Unfortunately, as with many other cuttings, they weren't my results. Mine died


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 16:57

Might be as quick in the long run though Edd

I'd do both

Also if you have one of the cultivars you'll need to do the bulb offsets or the leaf cuttings to get the same plant


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 16:49

slices of leaf place vertically in compost is quite successful

RHS says;

Leaf cuttings
  1. Take leaf cuttings in early to mid-summer
  2. Choose a healthy, undamaged newly-matured leaf from a well-watered plant
  3. Use a sharp knife to cut through the base of the leaf, making sure not to damage the remaining leaves
  4. To raise a larger number of plants, cut the leaf across the midrib into 4-6cm (1½in–2½in) sections, ensuring you keep them facing the direction they grew on the plant. Alternatively, make the cuts into shallow chevrons to point the way for you
  5. Insert the cuttings vertically 2.5cm (1in) deep into pots or trays filled with moist cuttings compost
  6. Place in a propagator, or cover with a clear plastic bag, and keep at 20°C (68°F). Do not overwater and remove the cover twice a week for a few hours to prevent rotting
  7. After eight to ten weeks, individually pot up the bulblets that have formed along the bottom edge of the leaf sections



its here

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 16:28

me too

its here

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 16:06

It can be quite dangerous on the map. Members have been dumped in the sea. 

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