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davids10davids10 Posts: 894
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 usually the colchicums begin blooming in the middle of sept followed by the crocus in october, but here they are. ive never figured out what triggers the bloom-its not temps as they remain in the 90s here.  some years the bloom only starts in nov. to quote mr. henslowe-its a mystery.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,499

    I did try to grow them. I spent a lot of money on buying them. Two weeks after planting them the badgers dug them up and ate them. Every one of them. Never again.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    don't mean to be smutty, but a very, very classy ( older)  lady once said to me ( re Colchicums)

    " They're like old men's willes: hide away forever, then appear most unexpectedly and demand attention, once you do pay them attention, they flop and disappear and hide away again."

    Devon.
  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

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  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    LOL Hostafan....hilarious imageimageimage 

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