Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Arum italicum 'Chameleon'
This Spring a couple of my Arums were victims of Over Planted While in Dormancy Stndrome (OPWDS). This happen when you plant or allow seed to germinate top of something else. Usually this is on top of a dormant plant which somehow you've forgotten about even though you consider it to be a little garden treasure.
Arum italicum was most affected, it had been covered with Cyclamen coum, and seedlings of Fritilaria acmopetala.and Meconopsis cambrica. The M. cambrica or Welsh Poppy were soon weeded out, but now I have to lift the Fritillaria and the Arum and give them both their own space.
The other Arum affected by OPWDS is A. palaestinum which is covered with Cyclamen hederifolium but can be easily recovered with a little surgery using my smallest trowel, Perhaps I should do this before taking my double espresso and while my hand is still steady.