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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based fella with a day job in the City. Bulb addict, but love many other plants/shrubs πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸŒΌπŸŒΈ. Studying for RHS Level 2 certificate.

Eucomis 'Montana'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

Starting to add some of my new Eucomis bulbs to the database - this one is Eucomis montana. Not sure what happened to the name on this record, as I understood this should be a straight species and not a 'variety' as suggested #eucomis #bulb

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rachelbrooks

How deep do you plant them Rich and how long should it be before new growth starts to show? πŸ€” planted 3 a few weeks ago and so far no sign of anything!

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richard.spicer.7906

Hey Rachel, I've not planted them too deep - the recent advice I had was planting just below the soil level, although I have in the past planted them about 1.5 times their depth. Be prepared to wait a while - they can be asleep for at least a couple more months potentially until it gets warm. I had one last year that didn't appear until around August time 😳 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Ah ok! Thanks for the heads up! πŸ‘πŸΌ I just read in the plant info you provided that they're better off in pots to start, which I've done and I've not planted them too deeply either (must've known that somewhere in the far corners of my mind!) I'll just wait now then...😬

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richard.spicer.7906

No probs - try not to water them too much either till the growth really gets going. Mine had a little water about 2 weeks ago but not touched them since, and will probably give a bit more in another couple of weeks. @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Oh! Ok, thanks - will refrain from watering too much then! Let's hope at least one appears 😬🀞🏼

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