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Colchicum 'Water Lily'


Colchicum 'Water Lily' (Colchicum)

This is my first ever Colchicum. I'd like to add to them gradually, as they tend to be rather expensive!



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Oh drat! I get fixated on a plant, then some nameless people show me wonderful pics...then tell me I cant afford it!! lol!

9 Oct, 2010

 

Who, me? ;-/

Well, I hesitated at paying £3 for one bulb, Tetra, but I'm glad I did. I'll be looking round for less expensive sources in the spring....this came from a GC, all packaged up, but I'm sure I could get some a lot cheaper. Even the adverts to our right are cheaper, come to that, but too late for this year. :-((

9 Oct, 2010

 

Thats right...you tell her Henry!!!
Like the DVD I bought for my sister.s birthday at last minute in Tesco..neighbour bought it at Sainsbury for £6 less!!!!!
That'll teach me to spend all week gardening lol...

9 Oct, 2010

 

Oooops! :-(((

9 Oct, 2010

 

Now you can stop sniggering Spritz, thats one Iris less for the garden..its a disaster!

9 Oct, 2010

 

I wasn't sniggering, honest! I'm peeved to see adverts on here that are half what I paid for my Colchicum,Tetra - I could have had TWO!!

9 Oct, 2010

 

Lets commiserate!

9 Oct, 2010

 

I agree. Sob, sob. xx

9 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Serves you right , you should plan ahead both of you ......LOL.. ;o))
Only joking it is annoying ,I've done the same thing myself ;o(

9 Oct, 2010

 

I was too late last year - all the ones I saw were already in flower in the packets!!!! So I went to the GC earlier, and got one, plus some autumn crocuses. I 'thought' I'd done well until I spotted those dratted adverts! Boo hoo!

9 Oct, 2010

 

damned if you do...damned if you dont...

10 Oct, 2010

 

I get catalogues of bulbs early in the New Year, where prices are usually very good, so I'll look for these and get my order in ASAP.

10 Oct, 2010

 

you need to buy the ones flowering in the bags. you can actually grow them in a saucer of water then plant out when the flower fades.
the gc would probably have sold it cheap thinking it had gone over.

this is a beauty spritz.

10 Oct, 2010

 

Oh no, Sbg. Same price - no reductions! I was shocked. The poor things were growing through the bags too - I'd never have got them out whole!

Thanks - I'd like a few with different shades of pink, and a white one, too. :-)))

11 Oct, 2010

 

Absolutely beautiful B. I planted a lot last year....some flowered but none have returned so far :(

12 Oct, 2010

 

it is beutifull,spritzhenry

13 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks, Karen and Xavia.

Karen - that's dreadful! Surely they can't just last for one year? I might ask a question on that, I think, to see what other people's experience has been....so I don't pay out a lot for one-shot wonders.....if you see what I mean! LOL.

Could yours just be late, do you think?

13 Oct, 2010

 

Could be late B; but I fear the drainage in my garden is the underlying issue. We'll see...some might appear. There were definitely two good leaf shoots on the large kind in the spring, and they died down as expected, so I was looking forward to seeing the flowers....perhaps later ...we'll see.

13 Oct, 2010

 

I shall keep my fingers crossed for you. :-)

13 Oct, 2010

 

Love this...just like a water lily.....hence the name of course !

13 Oct, 2010

 

Did you see the photo of it open in the sun, Ray/Jane??

13 Oct, 2010

 

No but will find it..just playing catch up Spritz.....

13 Oct, 2010

 

I know the feeling......

13 Oct, 2010

 

Sorry..work hectic plus trying to beat the weather !! Will get there..x

13 Oct, 2010

 

I know. Not easy, is it! No apology needed. xx

13 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks..xx

13 Oct, 2010

 

xx

13 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely. Sadly mine were ravaged by snails and slugs this year :-(

15 Oct, 2010

 

Oh no - I really hope that 'my' snails don't find this!

15 Oct, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Spritz
Does look like you have a healthy specimen,when it comes to Colcihicum cheap is not necessarily best .unfortunately most now come to us from Holland and that as we know means well dried .several members in the last few week's
have remarked that there's are only producing leaves or nothing at all,They are not bulbs as belonging to the Lily family and suffer far more from being dried.
There was a time when I could purchase them fresh lifted in the UK,but i know of no such source any more.

15 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks for that information, Bjs. This one was from a GC up near you, lol, but in a glossy packet. If I got any in 'bulk' it would be from the reputable company where I buy my bulbs...they're cheaper as they're minus the gloss - just packed in paper bags.

15 Oct, 2010

 

'Is that a white hue with a tinge of lilac Spritz?
I bet you were pleased with this wonderful sight in
your garden, i know i would be...

15 Oct, 2010

 

No - it's more lilac-pink. It's a deeper colour than the camera shows. I love it! - Oh - I said that already, didn't I. lol.

15 Oct, 2010



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