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hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
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 Posts: 14,629
    Yes, they should be well up by now. 
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,991
    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.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,490
    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!
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
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