Colchicum problems

Jane McGary
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 20:01:56 PDT
Arnold asked,
>Another thought came to mind.  Not considering potted bulbs, what is the 
>best technique for digging up the colchicums without slicing them in 
>half  ( ouch)  Any other member can add their favorite technique for 
>completing this procedure.

Dig them up before you remove the withered leaves, placing the shovel at 
least 3 inches from where the outermost leaves emerge from the soil, 
pushing the blade in deeply, and lifting carefully.


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