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Re: Iris & cyclamen

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Iris & cyclamen
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 09:21:47 -0600
  • References: <31241627.1114157056686.JavaMail.root@sniper28>

Thanks Marge.  The Cyclamen haven't done reallly wel, but those little
blooms were heartening this spring, so I'll work with them for a few more
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 2:05 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Iris & cyclamen

> Best time to move Cyclamen is when they're dormant.  They often grow
> with their tubers above the soil, actually.  Take some grit or gravel
> and pour it over the tuber or put a few rocks around to stop the
> squirrels from digging them up...
> I wouldn't squish them down if they are in growth.  Their root
> systems are very wiry and extensive, I found when I went to separate
> out a pot of seedlings that I'd left too long.  Took quite some time
> and a LOT of heavy hosing to get those suckers apart.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
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> >
> > It's early yet.  I have frequently thought something died becuase I
> was
> > impatient.  That's one of the good things about having early risers
> like
> > bloodroot, cyclamen, anemones- something to focus on while waiting.
> >
> > speaking of which....my cyclamen are starting their 3rd year and
> they're
> > still pretty sparse.  While removing some leaves to get a better
> look, I
> > found a tuber right on the surface.  I would guess it had been
> heaved.  I
> > thought to push it back in, but as I felt resistance, I was afraid
> to tear
> > the roots, stems that had developed while at this position.  When's
> the
> > right time to replant?  After they're done blooming?  I've heard
> stories of
> > chippies and squirrels running off with them so I don't like
> leaving it
> > unprotected.
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