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bigemrg

Enthusiastic gardener interested in growing all types of flowers for enjoyment and photographic purposes! www.iangrainger.co.uk

Watsonia

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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bigemrg

Okay GTers, I need your help! Somehow I always seem to manage to plant my bulbs and corms the wrong way up! 👆👇 So, can someone please advise me which way up to plant these #watsonia corms? 🙏🙃🙂 #help #advice

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kathy

Em red shoots on top?🤔

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bigemrg

@kathy - Not sure if they are roots or shoots Kathy! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Maybe sideways! 🙈🤣 hedge your bets!

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dan5584

Left one is upside down, right one is the correct way, I think 😂

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Haha! I've done that before with different corms Rachel! 😀

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bigemrg

@dan5584 - Ah, thanks Dan! So the concave bit points down - the opposite way round to Begonias then? 😀

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jacaranda

That’s a tricky one! Maybe @richard.spicer.7906 could help? @bigemrg

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bigemrg

@jacaranda - Tricky indeed Barbara! 😀

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dan5584

Yes I think so @bigemrg don’t quote me though! 😂

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bigemrg

@dan5584 - Hehe! No problem Dan! 😀

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richard.spicer.7906

As Rach says, if in doubt the best way is to plant them on their sides, they will sort themselves out and will grow no probs. Technically, these are corms not bulbs, which are adapted stems and have nodes all over the surface which is why they develop shoots all over (same as a crocus) and adventitious roots so if you plant it upside down the apical shoot may have a bit of extra growth as it has to invert as it emerges, but the lateral shoots will prob develop as normal.

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