Posted: 14/09/2016 at 23:51
Pokhim....whoah! Take stock here. Think!
just buying 200 bulbs...now you have upped to 300. Why not 400, 600....1000?
choose varieties you really like.....less is more in my book. Remember loads of daffodils mean a lot of ugly, dying foliage for 6 weeks in your garden after they have flowered.
crocus for me are hugely over rated.....they flower for such a short time but leave a legacy of weedy foliage for several weeks too.
mixed bags of bulbs a big no. Groups of the same variety look good among other perennials, shrubs etc.
I get the impression you have a fixation on bulbs right now with a vision of all the pros but not seeing the cons. when I first got into gardening I loved blue muscari. Had them here already, bought more and spread them everywhere.....that lovely blue, you know, will create a fabulous scene in spring???? Now I want rid. Now I know they are invasive little sods! They spoil other plants. Now I have them in limited areas only.
get to know just what daffs you want......Cheerfulness for example will prob give you the best fragrance so plant a few groups where you pass by, etc. Tulips? Many of the modern varieties are one year wonders only. Lilies? Some are fragrant; some need acid soil. Alliums? some are invasive. Check out the differences.
I suggest you go for selected varieties to enhance other plants in your garden. Remember too, many bulbs will increase rapidly...daffs, for example, and need dividing and replanting so in 3 years or so you will have a lot more of them
my local GC has bargain packs but they are not really what I want. I will instead peruse the catalogues and choose exactly what I want. Colour wise, size wise, scent wise to fit my garden plans. Possibly more expensive but usually not.
Don't fill your garden with bulbs Pokhim...........just for spring? What happens for the rest of the year?
Last edited: 14 September 2016 23:56:29