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Will Allium regrow

PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,182

I chopped another Allium again while digging, I cut the shoot off and slightly grazed the side. I've potted it up , do you think it will regrow this year ?

I have cut alliums in half before thrown them in the compost bin to find them growing again when i am emptying it.  Every time I dig in the garden I chop an allium image  

I haven't got to many either its not possible, going to have to get some more in autumn just in case image

Last edited: 10 March 2017 17:04:33

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  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    If it worked last time then I see no reason why it won't again - if it's not the exact same bulb you are always picking on image

    Last edited: 10 March 2017 17:12:19

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245

    Make yourself a little chicken wire cage for them Perki -that'll keep your spade off in future   image

    They need the foliage for building up their reserves, like any other bulb, but it wouldn't do any major harm.  The 'slice removed' is more of an issue though...  image

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


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,375

    It won't regrow this year but will probably survive if no too damaged or rot sets in

  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,182

    This is the culprit ( big allium ) which got in the way of the spade, the dark patch is the chopped bit. The little one I found the other day in the compost bin along with a begonia corm growing and my greenhouse gutter attachment, I looked everywhere for it, I dont know how it got in the compost bin image

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    I have to starting using a child's plastic spade image with FG chickhen wire cages, might be safe then.

  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Oh I see, I didn't realise you went through the bulb itself! Definitely fingers crossed for next year, hopefully it will still have the energy to build up. 

    I love the plastic spade idea.. I may have to do the same. It's all too tempting right now, I can't wait to turn the soil over with the manure but my Purple Sensation's are only just appearing

    Last edited: 10 March 2017 18:41:17

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245

    Not sure a child's plastic spade would stand up to any proper digging - not to mention the funny looks from the neighbours.... image

    These things happen. Another alternative is one of those hanging baskets placed over areas of bulbs. The plants grow through them and also provide a bit of support. Bit dearer than a support of chicken wire and canes though.

    It's the issue with rot, as nut says. Might be ok. Fingers crossed Perki. image

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


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,375

    when I don't massacre a few bulbs every year,  I will be dead image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245

    nut   image

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


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