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out especially this time of year. Another evergreen shrub you could try is Cistus (Rock Rose) has pretty pink or white flowers. Hope this helps are you saying I would plant spring bulbs now in winter ? forgive my ignorance..... Yes, I know it seems
The sweet-smelling irises should be in flower by late-winter if the weather is mild. Before then, you can enjoy the foliage combination of the needle-like iris, the filigree ivy and the crimped fern. If you plant up this container feature in autumn
I have a small overgrown rockery which is riddled with couch grass, it also has autumn flowering cyclamen and spring bulbs in. My plan would be to remove the cyclamen corms and bulbs and then use weed killer on the grass and replant in spring. Could
) and crocosmia. Crocus website says crocosmia is okay in partial shade so may well be worth a punt. You may be able to leave them in the ground over winter, too. In fact, you can search the crocus website for bulbs that like light shade and flower in eg July = 35!
I planted onion sets in the winter. They now seem to be forming flower heads even though the onions are still very small. What should I do? Am I meant to cut off the flower head to stop all energies going into that? Yes - you've got it. The
are saying the same about htis years flowers.. i think it might have something to do with the very dry winter we had here.. hardly any rain and i think they need it at start of the bulbs growing time. thank you for your replies and i will consider lifting
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bulbs of which i will plant in september for spring colour. I fancy Orange - any ideas guys? Violas and pansies are good in pots over winter - if it's mild, they'll flower right through. Orange spring bulbs - that's harder. But you can get orange
the plantsFork over bare patches ready for planting spring bulbsLift tubers of dahlias, gladioli, and begonias, clean them off and store them in dry compost in a cool, frost-proof placeSow sweet peas in pots and protect the plants in a frame over winter
Hello! I've tried googling for this question, but can't find anything which quite answers it. I have several grape hyacinth bulbs flowering at the moment in containers on my balcony (and a few indoors who didn't like that at ALL and shot up and went