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Just chuck them in ! ...

hywel

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… and hope for the best !

That’s what I did last autumn when I planted some crocus corms in the front garden.

They needed to go in because they were starting to go mouldy in the bag,
but I didn’t have time, and it was also coming to rain,
so I just scraped out a trench, and tipped them all in.

Some went upside-down, and others went on their sides,
but I couldn’t help that, so I covered them over and hoped for the best.

Here’s the result … :-

I hope you think they look all right :o)

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Wow Hywel ! They are amazing ! I worry when I put the bulbs in to make sure they are right way up, but not anymore !

6 Mar, 2015

 

They look perfect Hywel and make me smile.

Mine however, (which were carefully put in place) haven't done nearly as well as yours!
I now know what to do next time though!!

6 Mar, 2015

 

I think they look better when they are random like this.

6 Mar, 2015

 

They look lovely Hywel. I have driven miles today and saw so many crocus looking stunning in the Welsh sunshine. Still not many daffs though.

6 Mar, 2015

 

Thats certainly the way to do it Hywel, they look lovely...

6 Mar, 2015

 

Looks wonderful Hywel I thin I ll have mine chucked in next time if they come up like yours. :0))

6 Mar, 2015

 

You have the magic touch Hywel - they look gorgeous.

6 Mar, 2015

 

Super display Hywel, that's the way to do it (as Mr Punch would say!!) Lovely mix of colours too :o)

7 Mar, 2015

 

Looking lovely,Hywel..I think most of us have planted these with care,but apparently,these little beauties right themselves ,so it's not worth being too fussy..lovely assortment too..:o)

7 Mar, 2015

 

Just beautiful.....somethings eating mine😞

7 Mar, 2015

 

Pamg the squirrells ate a pot full of mine they seems to like the purple and white ones the best.

7 Mar, 2015

 

They look great Hywel...

7 Mar, 2015

 

Just beautiful Hywel. Love them. No problem when they die down either, off they disappear until next year to give us such beautiful colour in early spring.

7 Mar, 2015

 

Wow! what a beautiful crocus !

8 Mar, 2015

 

Thanks for all your comments. I'm pleased everyone likes my Crocuses :o)

8 Mar, 2015

 

I've learnt too from your blog Hywel, that you dont have to be too particular when planting which is a huge bonus.

8 Mar, 2015

 

I'm glad to be of help :)

8 Mar, 2015

 

I'm green with envy - squirrels have taken the tops off every single one this year!! I'll have to put inverted hanging baskets over them next year (or not grow them again).

9 Mar, 2015

 

Wow, they are lovely. The 2 colours really compliment each other.

My favourite view is the top photo of them side on.

9 Mar, 2015

 

Thank you both :)

10 Mar, 2015

 

Your Crocuses have done very well, Hywel! :-)) With small plants like Crocuses your "slapdash" method works because they are only under a couple of inches of soil & they are able to reach the surface before they run out of energy but I certainly wouldn't recommend it for bigger, more expensive bulbs - not even for Daffs that are relatively cheap!

Nevertheless I understand perfectly well why you did that with the Crocuses!

12 Mar, 2015

 

I have no "slapdash method". I always plant bulbs properly.
However, I did it quickly this time because it was coming to rain, and I would not have had time on later days.

13 Mar, 2015

 

Well it paid off anyway.

13 Mar, 2015

 

Yes it did ... I am quite surprised really.
Thank you :o)

14 Mar, 2015

 

Well there you go Hywel if you had spent an hour planting them up, they most probably wouldn't have looked as good as this......food for thought!!

17 May, 2015

 

I usually do them properly but it was coming to rain ... so in they went, any shape lol

17 May, 2015

 

They looked fabulous, Hywel!

19 May, 2015

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