Midland Diary Discussion: 13 March 2009
Started by: Diane Clement
Midland Diary no 8 - Crocuses in the gardenGo to latest contribution by Diane Clement, 20 March 2009, 18:40. Go to bottom of this page.
Very promising start Diane - it will be interesting to see how quick/slow things evolve in the forthcoming years. I agree with you that Negro boy does look a bit "out of character" amongst it's neighbours. I'd love some Crocusses in the lawn myself, but I am reluctant to plant some because of the 6 weeks the leaves (and the lawn)have to remain uncut after flowering...
Hi Luc, Another issues with Negro Boy is that it is proving to be the most vigorous (because of its vernus parentage, I suppose) so I am a bit reluctant to move it, certainly I shall leave it another year and see how it performs. Mowing the lawn is an issue, although I believe that crocuses are quicker than other genera in that respect, but yes, about 6 weeks was about right last year. They are just about finishing flowering now, but we are surprisingly dry here at the moment and could actually do with some rain. When rain is forecast, I shall give them a high potash feed.
Another excellent diary entry, Diane. Keep up the good work. Thanks for all your efforts on our behalves.