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charliebailey03

16 year old keen gardener from Somerset

Eremurus

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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charliebailey03

Eremurus is going in today (Robustus) as well as 2 smaller Cleopatras! Can't wait to see them grow!

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kamaki

Interesting! Looks like an alien! 😂.... On a serious note, I hope they grow well, and flourish!!

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charliebailey03

@kamaki Thank you! They are very odd 😂

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kamaki

You're welcome. Is that the root?

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charliebailey03

@kamaki It's a bulb! :D You should look the plant up it's so interesting and beautiful!

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kamaki

Sounds fascinating! I will look it up and add it to my wish list. Thanks!

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charliebailey03

@kamaki No problem :)

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telswirld

How’s it coming along? 😀

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charliebailey03

@telswirld Unfortunately there hasn't been any signs of growth and at this point I assume there won't be :( What a waste of £10. Luckily, I bought two smaller ones for £2.99 each which are growing. I think it's failure might be down to a few snapped roots rotting, as well as insufficienr drainage.

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telswirld

That’s a shame 😕 Bought 3 large bulbs last year, all are growing at the moment 🤞🏻our sandy soil must suit them BUT I’ve read that they don’t like any overcrowding oops 😬 I’ve been told they don’t flower in the first year 🙄 Such a diva of a plant! 💁🏻‍♀️ Look forward to see how yours develops 😉

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charliebailey03

@telswirld Thanks! Planted them around lots of bluebells so its quite hard to distinguish whats what. Not sure what I'll do if they don't flower, maybe some emergency sunflowers are in order?

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telswirld

Yes mine are surrounded by all sorts of bulbs & roots 😂 Maybe we can prove them all wrong 🥳😄

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charliebailey03

Soooo excited about this eremurus! I saw it on Gardeners world a few months back and spotted it in Hilliars this afternoon! Can't wait to see it flowering next year. Anyone have any tips?

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bluefox23

Thought this was a spider at first glance!! 😂😂

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charliebailey03

@bluefox23 I know it's creepy isn't it?!

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euphorbia

Plant it on a raised mound of gravel to aid drainage.

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charliebailey03

@euphorbia Thank you! Which way does it go up?

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euphorbia

The way you have it in the photo. Spread its roots down over the mound of gravel, good luck with it.

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charliebailey03

@euphorbia Will do :) Will it just sprout up one flower?

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euphorbia

Yes, only one flower

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charliebailey03

@euphorbia Excellent, thank you!

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