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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Muscari 'Mount Hood' syn. Muscari aucheri 'Mount Hood'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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richard.spicer.7906

Last of the Muscari to flower I think. I’m not going to grow these anymore in pots, mine always struggle and never really look that great unless I repot them every year in fresh soil. And repotting has been so time consuming and expensive in the past so I’m just going to move all of them into ground and see what happens. My garden is very stony, therefore shouldn’t be too invasive - I have some others in the ground already in they have never got bigger 🤷🏼‍♂️

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ublaszko

How funny! I've done completely opposite 2 years ago because my soil was too rich for muscari and the foliage looked terrible. Now I grow them all in pots and I reuse old compost from summer pots to stop the foliage growing too lush. I find that except common muscari the cultivars don't seem to multiply as much.

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choclateclare

Lovely picture x

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richard.spicer.7906

Strange - doesn’t make any difference for me. These have been repotted each year in fresh grit/JI3 and they have only just flowered after three years. Same for most of my others. So I won’t be bother with these in pots any more @ublaszko

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you Clare @choclateclare 🙂

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ublaszko

They flowered for the first time after 3 years? That's strange. 🤔 I don't repot mine unless they're too cramped or the pot breaks over winter.

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, they were in flower when I bought them (it was an impulse buy 😆) but have never flowered since, till now. Most of my Muscari haven’t flowered well for years 😔 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

I say leave them in pots and don't refresh the compost. The only thing I do is water them slightly more often than crocuses or daffodils because they tend to sulk if we get hot weather in April.

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richard.spicer.7906

Gonna plant them - already decided 👍🏼 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

👍🏻

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Love the two tone look

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

Muscari 'Mount Hood' #muscari #grapehyacinth #muscarimounthood

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