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06/08/2013 at 16:31

... in gardening terms

i've only really took up gardening as a more serious hobby really since around mid-late spring, and im lacking in any autumn, winter or spring bulbs and plants for the coming months once the summer flowers fade.

looking around for some inspiration, i planned in getting some bulbs in for spring that would give me some early colour. these include a few daffodil varieties (king alfred, topolino, february gold), crocus (ruby giant, sieberi tricolor) tulips (negrita, early glory) and maybe some alliums. i notice there are autumn crocus available, too.

anyone else planning for the next seasons? if so what are you buying, planting out in autumn or planning to??

06/08/2013 at 16:50

My garden is pretty full having matured over the years so I tend to take a few photographs in summer then I know were the perennials are and I put anual seeds in any spaces in early spring. 

I have dug up bulbs in the past so I don't bother with them unless I plant them in pots, which i do with lilies and tulips, which I shelter in the winter months and they come up every year.

 

06/08/2013 at 18:58

Hi Djjjuk, I'm going to plant some red tulips in pots for by my front door, planted loads of tete a tete daffs last autumn and they did well over last spring so looking forward to seeing those again.  Love hellebores, they cheer up a winter garden no end.  Also planted two Christmas box in large tubs and they've grown well over the spring and summer and they'll be flowering over the winter - they have a gorgeous scent.  

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