Pulling down to correct level

johngrimshaw@tiscali.co.uk johngrimshaw@tiscali.co.uk
Tue, 12 Jul 2005 13:23:12 PDT
John Lonsdale wrote:

If you plant a mature bulb at the wrong depth then it is pretty well stuck -
> amount of grunting and groaning is going to get it down to its desired
> level.

This is not universally true: snowdrops sometimes produce a 'dropper' and
form their new bulb at a lower level than the old one, and tulips often do
so. Mature Crocus can also form contractile roots that pull the corm deeper
into the (loose) soil. But I agree that most mature bulbs can only stay
where they are put.

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

Website: http://www.colesbournegardens.org.uk/

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