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24/04/2012 at 12:45

Thought you might like to see some of our bulbs.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6967.jpg?width=350

 Dwarf tuips

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6968.jpg?width=350

 Muscari Valerie Finnis

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6969.jpg?width=350

 Muscari latifolium

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6970.jpg?width=350

Ornithogalum montanum

There are a lot more too.

24/04/2012 at 12:51

Very nice, Berghill. 

On Sunday we bought lots of shallow pots for planting up bulbs / corms in autumn ready for next spring - ideally ones that last more than a week or so. Our cyclamen coum, planted in the border, produces flowers over an 8 week period. I know that's not going to be possible with bulbs, but can you suggest anything? 

24/04/2012 at 13:07

Great photos, I would like to see more

24/04/2012 at 13:58

Muscari latifolium is stunning and Ornithogalum montanum is a beauty.  Lovely to see these photos.

24/04/2012 at 15:00

Ok then some more bulbs.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6977.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Tulipa ?sylvestris

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6978.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Tulipa humilis

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6979.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Anemone nemorosa Pentre Pink

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6980.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Scilla litardierii

Golidlocks I am not very good at recommending plants for pots, we do not really grow any except in the garden.

25/04/2012 at 11:23

WE grow vast amounts of evrything in pots, and find that bulbs are really very sucessful grown this way - but as with so many modern bulbs, they do not have long lives.  Miniature daffodils have come up year on year for about 7 years, but have now become overcrowded and split - good value as they were inexpensive.  Tulips do well, but I tend to agree with Minty, these daus treat them as annuals, though there are a few in the garden beds that do come back, it is not the rule for us.

You can gow anything in a pot as I have said many times on threads over many years, as long as you are willing to put in the effort it takes to supply all the plants needs - we have and do grow everything from tiny alpines to an oak tree in pots - but we don't go away all summer because of it!! 

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