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Snake's head fritillary

Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,048
Just curious here, roughly when do you start to see signs of these poking through the soil?

I mulched quite thickly over where I planted the bulbs in Autumn and think I may have left them a bit late to plant after buying the bulbs- they may have dried out a bit although it was hard to tell as they always seem to look fairly dry anyway.



  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,346
    Mine aren't showing yet...
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,048
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,536
    Mine not up yet.
    Last year was the first year I had grown them so still hoping I get a repeat performance this year!
    Here they are in my Meadow Lawn last April:-

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,421
    mine are emerging but it's early

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,403
    I can't see any sign of mine yet - do hope they've survived.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Mine self seed and the baby ones come up earlier. These are showing now but the grown-ups, which will flower, are not showing at all yet.
  • I planted two groups  in the lawn. So far just one plant has pushed a spike out. Hopefully  will  get more  x
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    They look very pretty growing through grass but the leaves last for months so you can't keep it as lawn. The seedlings are very shallow rooted too and could be plucked out by the mower without your even noticing them.
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,346
    I have three or four sprouts just showing today that *might* be fritillaries. I expect to see many more though, so don't worry.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • We planted a hundred in rough grass a couple of years ago. They came up last year, but nothing's showing yet. I'm hoping the long hot summer hasn't done for them.
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