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A few bulb queries (well it is that time of year...)

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 21:26

Q1: I've some miniature daffs bulbs left unplanted last year.  Noting I get very little time to garden, is it worth me planting them to see if they grow or are they unlikely to do much?

Q2:  Are there any tulips that do put on a good show in future years without being lifted? (I've got clay soil.)

Q3: I bought a few alIium bulbs today, to plant in a herbaceous border. Should I plant them clustered or spread out?  (I'll dig out the names in a mo - will lose post if I navigate away.)

Many thanks

What is this please?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 21:15


What is this please?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 21:06

Nut! Didn't you listen when you were a child? Tut tut.


Posted: 27/08/2015 at 21:01

Congrats Wonky! just think about all the garden centre trips and how much can get in a boot.....


Posted: 27/08/2015 at 19:28

Eric's mum - google hemerocallis gall midge - could this be the problem?

kathy - stunning!  I only had 5 before my new border which added another 12 or so.  I don't know what they are as got them cheap as missing labels. One has turned out to be a kniphofia! Planted bare root May and got a few flowers. Looking forward to a bigger display and attempting identification next year.

Is this an underground weed?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 17:53

I think you'd need to let it grow to see the leaves etc for someone to identify it. Doubt anyone could do so from the roots.


Posted: 27/08/2015 at 06:17

Morning Dove!  Hope day went as ok as possible.  Was torrential here all afternoon so I expect you came back to well watered garden and Welsh  cousins feeling very at home


Posted: 27/08/2015 at 06:15

I just love day lilies.  Others don't seem to share my view - often saying that there aren't enough flowers for the leaves, get too big etc but I seem to really have a thing for them.  I created a new border recently with the intention of usining heleniums and the like with a few grasses and it "accidently" got filled with day lilies.  (There was this offer...) Whoops! Good luck with the seeds Lorna.


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 12:59

Hey Panda, you're on a roll. Fingers crossed for you.

Jo, such things put my grumbles in perspective. So sorry.

thanks Topbird - found it with your instructions!  For some reason it doesn't come up when search for owls.  I've got a bit of a thing about owls but not managed to find out that much about them.  Went to a sanctuary years ago and when came back searched for a book to find out a little more but couldn't find anything.  Programme looks good.


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 12:03

Cheers Lesley but can't find it on iplayer.  It reckons a horizon programme about ocd was on bb2 last night at 8pm.  Maybe a regional variation.  I'll keep an eye out for it.

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