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buy them. All you need do is add water to set them off, which start with emerging green shoots of leaves and flower stalks, with pure white roots anchoring the bulbs down into the gravel. These are hardy bulbs, so they don’t need a warm room to get
stunning.For more inspiration there’s a great feature called ‘Get set for Summer Bulbs’ by Toby Buckland in the February issue of Gardeners’ World magazine, including advice on planting gladioli to provide 100 days of flowers.
for the worst of the winter these bulbs will be rooting and growing unseen, and can be positioned in their final position once shoots are showing in spring.And of you want more flower power from a single pot why not plant a layer of tulips deep down, cover
, so I keep the agapanthus pots outside to enjoy for as long as possible before carrying to the winter shelter of my unheated greenhouse.Many of the tender bulbs I grow outside in pots form attractive seed heads, and patient gardeners may be tempted
by professional growers to raise new bulbs, but rarely by amateurs. By simply cutting bulbs into tiny sections with two scales attached to a piece of basal plate, a single bulb can yield perhaps a dozen or more new bulbs in just a few years.Carol moved on to lay a
different. Having seen drifts of oleander flowering relentlessly on visits to the Mediterranean in the past, I was tempted by a really large specimen I discovered in a garden centre last spring. Costing about £12, this made the perfect subject for a large
the furniture in your home, as pots can be moved from one place to another to create a fresh display.It helps to have a few hardy shrubs in pots, things that play their part in displays throughout the year. Then add in the seasonal performers, like bulbs