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10/09/2013 at 14:02

You can layer the bulbs instead of putting them in regimental rows. The larger bulbs need planting deeper than the small bulbs anyway

10/09/2013 at 14:07

hard to tell from a photo but some of those do look a bit shallow.

I think you'd do better planting in groups. if they all flowered at the same time your rows would have a great impact, but they won't all flower at the same time so the impact will be less

10/09/2013 at 14:35

Nice trench. were you in the tank corps?  or REME. My dad was in the REME, and my Grandad was a  RSM in REME during WW2. They both like  (or liked) wide straight paths, and things planted in straight lines.  No floppy shrubs. My mums floppy shrubs got pruned into a hedge while she was out shopping, cutting off all the flower buds off the lavatera and philadelphus.My dads currently on a mission to concrete or slab over as much lawn as possible.

25/10/2013 at 14:39

I thought that was the idea Charlie, spring flowering bulbs, flower in spring, sounds right.

They're very advanced aren't they, not just the ones in flower

25/10/2013 at 15:00

I think this wet, warm October is  affecting lots of things. I have teasels, with the seeds in the head germinating on the plant. Sweet pea pods still on the sticks with the seed germinating.  I havn't got any daffs in flower yet though.

25/10/2013 at 15:22

Think someone forgot to tell these little polyanthus I've got put aside too!


25/10/2013 at 20:12

great pick fairy

24/02/2014 at 18:07

I think Charlie, you'll be aware now why the advice is to plant in naturalistic clumps rather than straight lines!

Straight lines are for the vegetable garden, to make hoeing easier.

But, my, they're putting on a brave show.

22/03/2015 at 16:23

Lovely pictures Charlie.   Very interesting to see your flower bed from start to finish.  I like the straight rows, they look good from the front .  I can see a lot of planning and work went into that Charlie. 

22/03/2015 at 17:51
Must have missed this thread before, lovely to see it from the start, if you like straight lines, then you carry on with them , i struggle to do a straight line even with a string guide! The pictures of the flowers are really lovely, well done
22/03/2015 at 19:14

I missed it too. Love seeing 'before and after' shots - they're looking lovely!

01/04/2015 at 17:15

Nice pics CN

A couple of my hyacinths were blown over in the wind yesterday - they are making my kitchen smell lovely today 

01/04/2015 at 17:30

Lovely flowers, like seeing before and afters.

01/04/2015 at 18:46

Remember seeing this at the planting stage, looking good. Reminder to me that planting Spring bulbs is so worth it

01/04/2015 at 19:53

I can almost smell those hyacinths by looking at them love them 

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