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joanboston

Geoff and I moved to our present house in December 2013. Starting from scratch it's been a huge challenge but we love it.

Tigridia pavonia

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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joanboston

My first ever tigridia popped open today!

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kathy

They are pretty, I’ve got a white one that opened today

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richard.spicer.7906

Fantastic! Are these bulbs Joan? You know I’m partial to a bulb.... 😏

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joanboston

They are a bulb Richard, got them at our local Wyvale in the spring. Another is opening so look out for another piccie @richard.spicer.7906

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joanboston

Talking of bulbs Richard I took out my fritillaria and am letting them dry out. When should I replant them? Any ideas? @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Well that’s spooky coincidence as I was just thinking about these today. I’ve lifted the ones I had in pots and they are currently buried in old dry compost temporarily behind the shed. I’ve decided the imperials only seem to grow better in the ground so planning a big shift and will replant in September. Need to find my persica bulbs too that are already in ground to split them.

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richard.spicer.7906

I would probably plant them no later than that as the roots seem to start growing early on these if I recall. Will plant the bulb sideways too as that seems to have helped water collecting in that little central hole in the bulb and causing rot.

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