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hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037
I planted buckets of alliums in my back garden last year - all the tall ones. Not one has popped up this year. Should they have come back? Ground is the 'free draining loam' you all dream about! 
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,199
    Yes, they should be well up by now. 
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,218
    Oh dear! Have you tried digging some up and seeing if the bulbs are still intact, they don't usually get eaten because of the onion smell.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,575
    I thought alliums were meant to be easy but I wonder if they are a bit temperamental? I had a lovely display of the smaller A. Atropurpureum last year but no sign of them yet this year - mine should be ahead of yours, even with your enviable free draining loam!
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