Avon, United Kingdom
In early June I planted a patch of mixed crocosmia Lucifer and crocosmia Emily McKenzies bulbs. Not one has peeped through th earth yet and so I dug a bulb up to see its condition, it had gone dry and white as have others, Some have gone black. I thought they would do well where I had planted them as several established plants have found their way under the fence from my neighbours garden in th same spot. A foot to the left of th patch is a thriving honey suckle and 2 feet to the right I planted a dahlia which has shot up and is doing well. Any ideas what has gone wrong with my crocosmia? Should I try another plant/different bulbs in that location? The patch gets sun first thing in the morning and then is in shade from late morning.
- 13 Jul, 2010