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It won’t be long before daffodils, tulips, fragrant hyacinths and a host of other colourful flowers signal the arrival of spring, but if we want summer and autumn to provide similar displays we have to start planning and planting now
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and fritillariesMore spring pot displaysCreate a pot display of daffodil, celandine and corydalisCombine daffodils, tulips and crocusGrow thrift, phlox and saxifrage in a potPlant up a pot of primroses and primula
that will flower at different times.Deep potCompostLarge-flowered daffodilsTulipsDwarf bulbs, such as crocus or irisSeptember - October45 minutesMarch - AprilFill the base of the pot with compost and plant a layer of large-flowered daffodils on top. Cover with a
The trumpet-shaped central part of a daffodil, or other flowers that belong to the narcissus family.
Planting randomly to give the impression of naturally occurring plants. It's commonly used in the planting of bulbs, especially crocuses and daffodils.
Fill gaps in flower beds with primulas and polyanthusPrune forsythia and flowering currants as soon as flowers have fadedLeave daffodil foliage intact for at least six weeks after flowering to regenerate bulbs, so they'll bloom again next year
Carol Klein explains how to hand-pollinate hellebores and guides you through the process, offering practical tips and advice.springMore advice on propagating plantsCarol Klein demonstrates how to cross-pollinate daffodils.Collecting allium seeds
where there is no risk of flooding, the extent of the damage to my house and garden is incredible. My current pride and joy (as it is every March) is the display of daffodils on the drive leading up to my house. The rain and wind have flattened my daffs
that the days are, finally getting longer. I succumb to the odd bunch of flowers from the market or supermarket, somehow feeling that daffodils from Cornwall are an ethical treat, having not involved so many fossil fuels to grow and transport them.But it's far