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An underground storage organ comprising a short, swollen portion of stem protected by a layer of skin known as a tunic. Corms are planted like bulbs.
of late bulb and corm planting - crocus, daffodils and tulips. I'm incapable of resisting a 'reduced-for-clearance' bargain bulb.Months after the theoretical planting date I was out, small daughter at my elbow, cramming crocus and other favourites
Anemones make a beautiful indoor display, particularly at Christmas time. If you want to create a festive display of anemones, you'll need to 'force' the corms approximately 20 weeks ahead of the big occasion.In nature, spring bulbs and corms spend
an occasional watering to keep them going.My gladioli produced lots of cut flowers during August, and I lifted their fat corms at the weekend. They should store well, nestled cosily in a box of dry, insulating vermiculite to keep them frost free. Hopefully they
Protect you plants from the cold weather and wrap half-hardy bananas, palms, cannas and ginger lilies in fleece and straw if they grow in sheltered positions. Alternatively lift the plants, pot or crate them up and bring into a frost-free greenhouse or conservatory to plant outdo...
The loose, outer covering of a corm or bulb.
Learn how to plant colchicums, and pick up advice on soil enrichment, drainage and corm planting depth, in Chris Bearshaw's video guide.summerMore advice on plantingHow to plant in wavesGrowing dahlias from seedBrowse a variety of crocuses
of gladioli corms in bordersGive azaleas and acid-loving shrubs a generous feed with acidic (ericaceous) fertiliserPlant out sweet pea seedlings sown last autumnSupport oriental poppies with canes to prevent them flopping
and foodSprinkle an all-purpose fertiliser along the base of hedgesMove patio pots to sheltered sites during extremely cold periodsOrder bulbs, corms and tubers for summer flowers, including dahlias, canna lilies, gladioli, eucomis and lilies
Plant bulbs, corms and tubers like achimenes, begonias, gloxinias in potsSow coleus and other houseplantsWatch out for pests, like whitefly and red spider mite, and treat at oncePut a mouse trap in your greenhouse if you find seeds and plants being