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The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:29

I'm using David K's idea of a black background. In this case, a pair of trousers.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:27

 From my double daffs phase. This year they are OK, but when it rains these are the first on the ground and with broken stems.

Magnolia never flowers

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:23

I have hellebores and pulmonarias under mine, but the roots of the magnolia are shallow. I give a mulch of compost or (this year) a load of well rotted FYM.

My soulangeana is just showing pink buds. It flowers two weeks later than the others around here, because it is shaded so much. It is less prone to frost damage because of that. Now I've just got to stop the squirrel from eating the flowers now he's finished off all the camellia flowers.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:17

I like the triandrus sort. Like a bunch all together. This one is  Grand primo. I bought it half price in the christmas bulb sale, so it may be earlier next year. It has a really thick stem and up to 12 flowers on each stem.

 I'm going to put the bulbs amongst the grasses in my wild flower bit for next year.

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:12

 Mixed bunch picked from the garden

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:06

As  the daffodils are now in their full glory, I thought we should have a picture thread of members own daffs, or members own photos of mass plantings in public places.

Please no photos nicked off the internet.

These are my pots of daffs, to be seen from the living room.



Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:01

Asparagus are normally grown in a bed of soil specially prepared. They prefer a sandier soil than clay. I wouldn't attempt to grow them in a pot except for ornamental purposes.


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:10

I hope your mum is ok, verdun. Does she live close by,or are you going to be doing a lot of travelling about? 



Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:17

Have you worked out what a  "Fat Rascal" is yet, Verdun?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:17

I think that was me. My OH always refers to the seed catalogues as garden porn.

I've just mentally spent a few hundred pounds on exquisite daffs. Then reality will strike and I have to narrow it down to one or three select varieties. i have new ones for the pots each year, then they get stuck in a hole for after that. Doubles, pink,dwarf, orchid flowered, jonquils, I'm steadily working my way through the catalogues.

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