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When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:39

"When a flower appeared it dawned on me... " 

LoLoL... Fairy, absolutely crying with laughter.  

Well done you for untangling and getting them into pots.
If it was me, I think I might try to blag it, something about.. experiment... seasonal change... blah...micro climates.. blah de blah, blah.  
After a few minutes of listening to my old pants I'm sure their eyes would glaze over.       

When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:42


When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:29

Thanks for the advice, Nut, Obelixx and Fairy.  I've now planted all my bulbs and did notice the roots on a couple of bulbs that I accidentally dug up in the process.   I kept back all the tulips, but half of them are dwarf so probably best to plant them sooner rather than later. 

I didn't soak any of them but the soil was quite damp, so hopefully they will be alright.  Might give them a water just in case. 

Shame about your anemones Fairy, don't worry you're not alone - I've just found a couple of bags of hyacinths on top of the tumble dryer.   

When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: Yesterday at 14:27

That's great news, thanks Nutcutlet. How long should I hold off for the tulips? 


When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:03

I've never liked bulbs hanging around, so I would normally plant them as I get them.
But what about Allium and Dwarf Irises?
Also with a possible Indian Summer on its way would it be wise to delay putting all bulbs out for a little while? 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: Yesterday at 12:52

Looks gorgeous Verdun, love how the rudbeckia highlights out the yellow centres of the Monch. 


Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:52

I was thinking of Rhyncospermum, an evergreen Jasmine. But the evergreen honeysuckle sounds just as lovely.


Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:53

I'm really pleased with phlox paniculata called "Laura" gave me hours of pleasure looking out at them from the kitchen sink.  

Also chuffed with the Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'. (I think I may need to collect the seeds?) not only did it look gorgeous, but am thrilled to say there is a brand new one growing next to it.

Pumkins, fruit but vines dead?

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 08:24

It was our first time too, but it looks like mildew got the better of yours.
Unfortunately our pumpkin contracted mildew very early in the season, and I just kept removing all the infected leaves to try and stop the spread, it didn't completely go away but it certainly slowed it. I had three very large fruits from it for hallowe'en, which are ripening on the window sill.
I took the plant out over the weekend, which was still flowering and 30 foot long. They are just amazing plants and have such a tiny roots. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:04

Fairy! No, really? I just need to resist the urge to bang the door down right now.  Doesn't help with OH saying its not too late....  a tad dark, but I do have a torch.. now there's a idea. 

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