I can’t believe it 13 out of my 15 grape hycinths are already 5-10cms tall.
Panic is over, I have checked on line though and this does seem to be relatively normal, although the warm weather we are having at the moment is definitely not normal!?!
We bought 85 bulbs from Lidl a couple of weeks ago, with daffs, crocus, allium, tulips, anemone and grape hyacinth:
I nearly didn’t get them as I knew there wasn’t room in the flowerbed! But we decided that the area around the old poplar stump was a good place for the new editions. I dug over the area (a couple of days ago) to get rid of weeds and roots. I then dug in some horse manure, planted 2 clusters of grasses and marked out the places for the bulbs.
Today I planted all 85 bulbs – knackered but it’s worth it! Tulips and Anemones in the flower bed and the rest in the tree flowerbed.
It doesn’t look much at the moment but at least it is tidier than it used to be and has a purpose now!
The primroses are wild and just sprouted up at the beginning of the year, so they are staying!
I have labelled the bulbs in the flowerbed as I don’t want to be weeding the wrong things:
A – Anemones
A1 – Allium Moly
A2 – Allium Oreophilum
T – Tulip