I had a lovely day at the show and came away with some lovely plants and bulbs. Ofcourse I didn't take a note of the full name of the bulbs so I could check on growing conditions, soil, frost, size, colur etc. and will they flower this year and indeed should I plant them now?
Anyone know the store holder's name, it was a stall selling loose bulbs- you bagged them yourself, it was outside on the avenue, they probably do all the shows.
The bulbs are Chimanthe x3 (corms) and a large spark plug looking bulb Jack in the Pulpit- Arisaema - unknown variety which is the main problem.
Would love to have the exact names and advise on growing them. i have clay soil on a north facing slope, which has been improved- shady area of hosta, astilbes, dicentra, etc.
I also have a darmera peltata and gunnera manicata to plant out, with a dilema as to whether to clean up the weeds round the side of the shed which is wet/ boggy but not very big- 2ft- 3ft wide, or to dig up a section of the lawn and create a bog garden with a pondliner or? Or do I go the whole hog and plant by the river at the bottom of the garden, which never seems damp to me, currently it is full of weeds, - a few docks, ground elder, grass and a beautiful huge willow tree, and does flood every year.
Look forward to your suggestions