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Crocosmia corm MOUNTAINS - HELP!!

Hi, over the years I have dug up hundreds of crocosmia corms (inherited) and thought they'd die off if left exposed - well not a bit of it!! They just keep on resprouting and now I have mountainous mounds of thee bloomin things and don't know how to dispose of them!! Does anyone have any practical suggestions please??
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  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120
    Hi Joan and welcome to the forum. Some crocosmia varieties can be very invasive. If you don’t want them you could give to friends or just throw them on the compost heap if you have one or the green wheelie bin. 
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,862
    I wouldn’t put them on the compost heap, they’ll be all over your garden.
    we've even had a bonfire and they’ve risen again.  Dustbin’s best, I wouldn’t  wish them on anyone,  I’ve got rid of all but a few here.   
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,054
    I built an extension on mine - didn't stop 'em trying  :D
    I should elaborate and say that it was the common montbretia - not anamed variety.
    They'll continue to sprout if they get a chance, so I wouldn't put them in a compost bin. If you have a council recycling scheme - that might be the best option - or a burning  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,054
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,862
    I know they call then all crocosmia now, but I always think of the neater ones that are easy to pull up as Monbretia far more controllable. I always leave a few clumps of those in the garden. 
    The corns are different, and you don’t need a pick axe to get them out.  
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,054
    I still have some small clumps too @Lyn. They grow in where nothing much would get a hold anyway, and they're on the outside of the main garden boundary fence, in the gravelled area where I park the car, enclosed by a wall  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Offer them on Freecycle.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,862
    I’ve thrown them out on the grass verge in the lane, they just seem to take and bloom, they’re very popular along the lanes further down in Cornwall. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thanks everyone! I was considering trying to burn them but seemingly even thst doesn't necessarily do the job... So I think it's off to the local tip with a trailer full of crocosmia corms 😏.
    I have several other named varieties and they behave beautifully, it's just this one that's a complete thug. It was here when we bought the house and I though it might be lucifer but not entirely sure. Anyways, cheers for all the input! 👍🏻
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,862
    Mine were lucifer, i still get the odd ones turning up. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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