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By Megi

Midlothian, United Kingdom Gb

II believe there are 2 months in the year (I think it should be August and March/April) when I should be planting alium bulbs. When are they?


On plant Allium christophii


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All of the Alliums that I am familiar with should be planted in the fall, November here, probably late August-early September where you are.

11 May, 2010

 

For ornamental alliums autumn planting is best but I bought a load of reduced bulbs and have only recently finished planting them. Most seem to be coming away fine. Edible alliums or onions to eat are planted in spring.

11 May, 2010

 

I wouldn't expect too much of the ornamentals this year, Scotsgran, but they'll probably come back double next year.

11 May, 2010

 

Thats what I expected but I can see lots of flowers about to burst open. I find it hard to pass by a bargain. I got these reduced to 50p some of which had been £2.99 or £3.99 each. The bulbs were all firm and healthy looking so I took the chance.

11 May, 2010

 

Sounds like it worked!

11 May, 2010

 

Hopefully I can show you soon. Sorry Megi I did not see you had Christophii written there. It is definitely an autumn planter.

11 May, 2010

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