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foliage, stunted growth and sometimes they tunnel into the stems. (They can also tunnel into onions bulbs.) A disaster for leek lovers such as myself.This year, in an attempt to outwit the moth, I planted my leeks in a more out-of-the-way spot than usual
planted some miniature daffodil bulbs in large pots, and finally, sowed some rocket (I couldn't resist growing some more, even if it does grow rather slowly from such a late sowing).So, not a bad day’s work: I sowed some lunch ingredients for the family
narcissi bulbs when planting up. SeptemberOctober - March30 minutesSkimmia IvyHeucheraEuonymusLarge potMulti-purpose compostCrocksPosition the container where you need winter interest, and place a layer of crocks at the bottom, then three-quarters fill
.If frost is forecast in May, bring the pot under cover to protect it.More tropical plant displaysCreating a tropical display of canna and eucomis.Growing tropical aloe variegata in a pot.Planting eucomis bulbs.
and dicentra.Save space by layering spring bulbs in a pot.Plant a spring display of primula and anemone.
spring pot display of alpine plants.Potting up a display of spring-flowering primulasPruning spring-flowering shrubs.Layering spring bulbs in a pot.
.More spring container displaysCreate a spring display of brunnera, foamflower and dicentra.Save space by layering spring bulbs in a pot.Plant a spring display of daisies and ivy.
and cane fruitsTake hardwood cuttings from healthy fruit bushesFruit & vegPlant hippeastrum bulbs for spring displays Insulate your greenhouse with bubble polytheneVentilate greenhouses on warm, dry daysGreenhouse20 minutesLearn how to make fat cakes
year’s debris is cleared we can already see the nubs of bulbs and foetal leaves beginning to develop. While we gardeners have been loafing in front of the television and grumbling about the snow, our gardens have been busy.Now all we need is a thaw.
, so they won’t get squashed any more, and give them a good feed. The feed should be reapplied every few weeks, while the leaves are still green. Regular feeding helps the bulbs to build up a store of nutrients for next year, so they’re far more likely