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When should I expect allium bulbs to start showing? I planted a load last autumn however the ones I planted the year before started showing this time last year I'm sure but no sign yet. I planted christophi and globemasters



  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,184

    Dont worry alliums are very reliable, unless you planted them in ground what gets water logged they be fine. I suppose later you planted them the later they will show. Not one of my alliums are showing yet

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,385

    one or two of mine are showing but not many

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,647

    Mine are pretty much all through down here in mild Devon.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325

    I have a few coming through, all newly planted in autumn, but definitely not all of them. All different varieties, but none of the big ones.All the existing Sphaerocephalons aren't showing yet  though.  

    I think mine might take a look at the snow and sleet falling and sneak back below ground! 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,647

    My Sphaers were the first to appear from last Autumn's plantings.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325

    They do come through early even though they're later to flower. Perhaps I should go and take a look. They're very reliable. I probably just haven't noticed them Hosta image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • aym280 says:

    They should be showing their tips now, here in Essex any way! I've got quite a few small tips poking through soil. 

    See original post

     I've just been outside and had a look and noticed more have popped up over the last few days. So it looks like they're starting to come now 

  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    My drumsticks have been showing for a month or so, Purple Sensation were not when I last checked, now they may be poking their tips through manure image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,385

    Just had a look around out there in the almost freezing fog. This garden has hundreds of christophii and I can't see any of them yet

    Those that are up were planted very late, (Gee-Tee sale) and are either atropurpurem or 'Miami'. As usual I can't remember what I put where and I haven't grown either before so don't recognise them.

  • Tray14Tray14 Posts: 210

    Both my Globemasters and Gadiators are about 3 to 4 inches - Christophi - no sign yet but did plant later ?

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