Now that didn’t take long 😃 - you can see why you have to buy them quickly at the right window in the season. These colchicum bulbs were planted just over two weeks ago. First flowers already coming through 👍🏼 #colchicum-autumnale #colchicum #colchicumautumnalealbum #meadowsaffron
First of my autumn bulbs planted - I’m trying a few colchicums, the window for buying them is quite small so if you want to try them you best get them soon and plant them immediately as they will quickly flower. I’ve read they flower before leaves and roots form so I’m not going to water these in and will just let the natural rain get to them. I’ve planted in a well drained fertile soil mixed with a bit of compost #colchicum #colchicum-autumnale #colchicumautumnalealbum #meadowsaffron #bulb
That’s what I heard too Joan - and apparently the leaves are a magnet for slugs and snails. I’m trying them in pots this year as where I’d like to plant them is not ready yet and so I can hide the pot for a while after the flowers have faded @joanboston
Very nice @jpea - they the Yellow ones right? I haven’t tried them before, so will have to watch yours with interest 😄👍🏼. I’ve got some others still to plant too, mostly anemones, Muscari and camassia - how about you?