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Author Topic: Crocus 2023  (Read 542 times)

ruweiss

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Crocus 2023
« on: September 23, 2023, 09:04:44 PM »
Weather was not kind to our white Crocus banaticus.
Heavy rain and strong winds damaged most of the tender flowers,
not the ideal plants for open gardens.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

MarcR

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Re: Crocus 2023
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2023, 11:23:32 AM »
ruweiss,

When you are expecting high winds, you can erect a temporary wedge shaped barrier with the point of the wedge facing into the wind to protect fragile plants. Two sheets of  junk plywood attached to deeply embedded stakes will work well. You can often find junk plywood on the debris piles at construction sites.  If not, CD plywood is relatively  inexpensive.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2023, 11:40:14 AM by MarcR »
Marc Rosenblum

Falls City, OR USA

I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

ruweiss

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Re: Crocus 2023
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2023, 09:20:17 PM »
Marc, many thanks for your good advice.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

 


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