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Autumn crocus pot display

Overview

Potted Crocus speciosus makes a glorious late autumn display. For the best results, place your pot in a bright, warm spot outdoors, and keep it well watered.


Plant it: September
At its best: October
Takes just: 15 minutes

How to do it:

Filling pot with compost

1

Place crocks in the base of a large terracotta pot and half fill with good quality, peat-free compost.


Planting crocus corms in potting compost

2

Space out the corms 3-4cm apart, planting right up to the edges of the pot to make full use of the compost surface.


Covering crocus corms with compost

3

Top up the pot with more compost and lightly firm. The finished surface should be just below the pot rim.


Watering potting compost

4

Water in well and place the pot in a bright, warm spot outside. Keep the compost moist by watering regularly.



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trillium2cv 06/09/2013 at 17:58

Looks a funny autumn crocus to me. More like Pickwick.

Berghill 06/09/2013 at 21:28

Certainly looks nothing like my C.speciosa buds.

nutcutlet 06/09/2013 at 21:33

If not Pickwick then a similar spring flowering crocus, complete with spring crocus leaves

Dovefromabove 07/09/2013 at 08:29

Oh dear - picture researcher chappess obviously not a gardener then?  

And yet in this month's GW there she is waxing lyrical about Iris reticulata - or perhaps it's a different person does the job on the website?

nutcutlet 07/09/2013 at 09:24

There was a talk on bees advertised locally, illustrated with a picture of a wasp on wasp nest. 

I think it's a different person, a designer maybe? that chooses pictures

 

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