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I have received the following bulbs today, Acidanthera, Anemone De Caen, Gladioli and Sparaxis. Apart from lillies I have never planted summer flowering bulbs. Do I treat the gladioli like a begonia corm, ie hollow uppermost? The anemones look like big raisins (I have them in luke warm water at moment for 24 hours). I'm sorry if I sound thick, but I can't tell which way up to plant any of these bulbs. Many thanks



Gladioli have a hollow at the bottom where the roots come from (evidence of which you should be able to see, maybe a wisp or two of root), usually with a sort of ring shape in the hollow, and you can feel a slight hollow at the top, but there's usually a slightly pointy bit in the middle disguising that hollow. Most bulbs right themselves anyway, even if you do get them upside down..

19 Apr, 2010


Thank you Bamboo!

19 Apr, 2010


I have some anemones to plant I wanted the blue ones. Have ended up with pink ones 'Sylphide' and purple ones 'Fokker' so that will have to do lol

19 Apr, 2010

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