Posted: 19/09/2013 at 06:13
Sometimes you can have too many bulbs. Last year I wanted about 50 Allium giganteum. 75 cost twice as much as 25, so I had 75.
Then it rained and rained so I couldn't get them in the clayey soil, so I potted each in a 3in pot. I eventually gave some away and finally planted most of them after Easter.
Then the ox eye daisies grew to 5 ft and smothered them. My plan of purple pompoms over a sea of white daisies didn't quite work.