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Early bulb/corm foliage?

I know that the seasons seem to be so unpredictable, but this summer hasn't been overly hot here and there seems to be more rain than in previous summers. So I was surprised to see grape hyacinths and anemone de Caen foliage already showing an inch or two above the soil today - is this unusual or do they normally show above ground in August? 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,311

    normal for Grape Hyacinths, I don't grow anemones. Funny old year though

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,153

    I find that Grape hyacinth foliage is usually seen in the late summer/early autumn ... and the warm dry spring seems to have hastened a lot of plants along. We have Cyclamen hederafolium flowering at the moment. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thanks Nut and Dove, I thought they were early, but perhaps not then.  However I haven't been watering them until I noticed the foliage today, so now I will give them water and feed and hope that they haven't suffered from neglect.

    It is strange that these aren't for sale in the garden centres yet - the suppliers must be keeping them in very cool conditions to prevent them from starting into growth before going on sale later in the summer/autumn.

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    Mine are coming up too and I thought it was weird but obviously not.

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