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: 690
    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.

  • Crocosmia do well when shallow planted so just digging them up and leaving them on the surface will not prevent them from trying their best to take over your garden ;)
    As Bright star says, some are more invasive than others - I'd suggest if you really want to get shut of them altogether, the green wheelie bin ( if you have one ) or bag up and take to your local tip - they all have Green Waste skips these days :)
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    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: 27,004
    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....


  • Fairygirl said:
    I built an extension on mine - didn't stop 'em trying  :D
    They were only after saving you a bit of dosh Fairy - instant "house" plants ;)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,004
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    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: 27,004
    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: 2,411
    Offer them on Freecycle.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    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. 

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