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    • stokesley
    • By stokesley 7th May 18, 10:30 AM
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    Crocosmia Lucifer Bulbs/Corms
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    • 7th May 18, 10:30 AM
    Crocosmia Lucifer Bulbs/Corms 7th May 18 at 10:30 AM
    I planted these about 6 weeks ago, and no sign of any growth above ground yet.

    Do any of you excellent people have any idea when I should start to see signs of life? If it makes any difference, I'm in the tropics of East Anglia.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th May 18, 6:22 AM
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    I'm hoping that they will just take a little more time to wake up than those already established in the garden, which should definitely be showing by now.

    That's because someone gave me crocosmias in the autumn, which I planted into a couple of large pots and didn't protect beyond placing under a bush. They're not showing yet.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
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    • By sheramber 8th May 18, 12:33 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 12:33 PM
    I have some that have been in the ground for years. They are only just through the ground.

    Your corms will have to develop roots before any top growth so will probably take a bit longer to show.
    • stokesley
    • By stokesley 8th May 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 3:32 PM
    Very many thanks to you both for taking the time and trouble to reply; I shall just have to be patient.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 8th May 18, 6:46 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 6:46 PM
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    Crocosmia bulbs do take a long time to get going.

    If you don't mind paying the extra, you'll be able to buy pots of plants from garden centres in a couple of months or so time.
    • stokesley
    • By stokesley 11th May 18, 6:01 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 6:01 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 6:01 PM
    I'm hoping that they will just take a little more time to wake up than those already established in the garden, which should definitely be showing by now.

    That's because someone gave me crocosmias in the autumn, which I planted into a couple of large pots and didn't protect beyond placing under a bush. They're not showing yet.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Go outside and have a look at your pots, Dave. I have one (very small) shoot today
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 11th May 18, 9:39 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 9:39 PM
    Go outside and have a look at your pots, Dave. I have one (very small) shoot today
    Originally posted by stokesley
    I have them by the path now, but still nothing.......
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
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