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Guff

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #135 on: April 09, 2015, 10:46:56 PM »
Seedlings.

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #136 on: April 10, 2015, 11:38:30 PM »
Few more seedlings. Always had hoped some white tommies would appear.

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #137 on: August 11, 2016, 04:58:37 PM »
Spring 2016, grass bank and seedlings.


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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #138 on: August 11, 2016, 08:33:03 PM »
You must be pleased with how the banks are coming along, Guff ?
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #139 on: August 11, 2016, 10:36:33 PM »
It's getting there Maggi! I'm still tossing seeds on the other half of bank. They do germinate, but I think some of the seeds may be washing away. Probably after sprinkling seeds, I should put down some compost. Did do that one year, have gotten lazy....

It was a bad year for crocus, it was very warm, then a long cold period. Most never opened.

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #140 on: September 22, 2019, 09:54:07 PM »
Spring 2019

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #141 on: September 23, 2019, 11:12:00 AM »
Hello Guff- welcome  back!  Great to see  how your  crocus  bank looked this  Spring.
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #142 on: September 24, 2019, 07:29:00 AM »
Maggi, thanks.

Been tossing seeds on other half of bank every Fall. Had a few flowers pop up, so hopefully many more show this Spring.
 
I dug up maybe 1k crocus seedlings a month ago, that I had in another bed and added them to the other half of grass bank. The bigger seedlings were planted with a screwdriver at the very top of the bank. I had a ton of small bulbs, so I dug another spot, 1 ft wide path and replanted.

This years seed, I decided to use a screwdriver and plant the seeds one by one, 2 1/2 in deep. Took forever to plant a couple thousands seeds this way, just trying to get to flowering size faster. Compost was put down and raked to fill in the screwdriver holes. Still need to plant grass seed. I had to remove a thick layer of moss that killed the grass
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #143 on: September 24, 2019, 05:08:43 PM »
Just a waiting game now......

Hedge of Tree Peonies planted at top of bank. Very pretty in May.

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #144 on: November 25, 2019, 05:12:15 AM »
Update.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 05:18:57 AM by Guff »

 


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