03 March 2011 17:57:58
I bought 10 Dracunculus vulgaris corms last autumn and, after giving one away, I sowed the other nine in the garden.
I would just like to say that I have grown this aroid before and have always found it very hardy. Winter 2009 did not kill my previous ones but they didn't flower in 2010 so maybe the intense cold had some negative effect or maybe they just needed feeding. My previous ones have been in the ground for about 7 years.
But this spring I saw no sign of the new 9 aroids in the garden and I feared the worst. Then, today, I saw four of them up. Actually I had been looking in the wrong place for them. Silly me!