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,Iris foetidissima (left), wood spurge and various spring bulbs, like snowdrops and winter aconites.Extreme shadeMore on gardening in shadePot up a shade-loving display of begonias and fernsCreate spring pot display for shadeBrighten up a gloomy corner with a pot
The silver and dark-green ivory thistles provide the backdrop for this planting scheme, while the pheasant's tail grass adds soft texture. Scattered amongst the display are Sisyrinchium striatum plants, with striped leaves that are accompanied by yellow flowers in summer. The day...
Chris Beardshaw sows bluebells under the shade of the deciduous trees at Berryfields, and discusses the benefits of growing bluebells from seed over planting bulbs.springMore about woodland flowersPlaces to see bluebells in the UKSnowdrops and where
minutesTulip bulbs x4Primrose plants x2Sage plants x2Winter savoryIvy plants x2Thyme plants x2Honeysuckle plants x2Young pine plantLarge window box, compost and crocksPosition the window box in its final position, and place a layer of crocks at the bottom
The loose, outer covering of a corm or bulb.
An immature or small bulb found at the base of a mature bulb that may be removed to propagate additional plants.
A bulb-like swelling that occurs at the base of epiphytic plants, such as orchids, where nutrients and water are stored. It's not a true bulb.
A small hand tool used for making holes in the ground to plant bulbs, seeds and plants.
Planting randomly to give the impression of naturally occurring plants. It's commonly used in the planting of bulbs, especially crocuses and daffodils.
An underground storage organ comprising a short, swollen portion of stem protected by a layer of skin known as a tunic. Corms are planted like bulbs.