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We've had a mixed garlic harvest so far this year - the bulbs I planted in spring did nothing and were a total waste of time. They were probably the worst I've ever grown (or, dare I admit it, the worst I've ever seen).However, the bulbs I planted
bulbs (including lilies) can take at least three years and often longer to grow into plants of flowering size.Then there's the anticipation of the unexpected, as the resulting plants may be a result of cross pollination with other varieties, so not grow
to have passed. All was relaxed and gorgeous.I've always loved under-planting with drifts of bulbs and was bowled over by a stunning, snow-like drift of narcissus beneath a flower-packed cherry. The effect was breath-taking. Having worked for the RHS
into growth next summer they should flower again for me next autumn.
the strength of the onion bulb. I know a bit about varieties and have had excellent results planting autumn onion sets such as 'Shakespeare'.So, although I have more to learn, you might think I'd grasped the basics. But no! I recently discovered a gaping hole