[Trillium-l] Best trillium year

Brian Whyer brian.whyer at btinternet.com
Mon May 2 23:15:15 CEST 2011

Hi Carl
One thing I have different after this cold and dry winter, warm and dry spring. I have over 25 flowers on the double form of Trillium grandiflorum and not one has aborted. This is the first time for many years (if ever) this has happened. For the record I grow in pots and these are in a cold frame covered over in winter.
Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8

--- On Mon, 2/5/11, Carl Denton <carl at trilliums.co.uk> wrote:

From: Carl Denton carl at trilliums.co.uk

Goodday everyone.
I just want to put on record what a wonderful trillium year it is here 
in Yorkshire England. Over the past 20 years I have not known it so 
good. The reason is the lack of rain, we have not had any for the past 6 
weeks and so the usual April onslaught by multitudinous slugs and snails 
has not materialised. Even though I have watered the trilliums by 
hosepipe the slugs have not come out.
Usually by now the trilliums out in the garden are showing major damage 
by the slugs but this year, No , even the succulent hosta leaves are 
showing no slug damage.
The water companies have not been shouting about water shortages yet but 
obviously that will be the next hurdle to cross.
How is this years weather suiting everyone else.
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