Tag: bulbs

Another surprise…

…was the Liatris spicata – button snakewort. Another cheapy packet of bulbs last year, we had a few flowers then, but this year we’ve had a spectacular display. What’s more the bees and butterflies love it!!


Spring bulbs part 2…

I have been looking around at some of the gorgeous spring bulbs available that I don’t have in the garden yet.

Check out Blooming Directs Spring Bulbs. They have some beautiful alliums, iris, hyacinths, cyclamen and the list goes on. They also have great spring bulb collections and an excellent gift idea of the ‘Drop In’ Bulb Pods.


It’s definately going to be alliums for me (if nothing else), they will give some great height amongst the perennials that will just be starting to flourish in May and June next year and an early start for attracting the pollinators.


Spring bulbs…

It’s time to start thinking about bulbs for a gorgeous spring display….

I love tulips and there are just so many varieties. This was my favourite from this year (see photo1 below). Trouble is I bought a tulip mix and have no idea what this one is called.

Then of course there is the lovely crocus which starts the spring off early with purple, white and yellow (see photo 2 below).

Last, but not least, you can’t have bulbs without daffodils, hopefully these will double for next spring (see photo 3 below).


First CrocusDaff2

These are just the ones that I already have in the garden, the ones I would like…………now there is a whole different matter.


** Thompson & Morgan 4 for 3 on a large range of bulbs **

First Crocus..

..of the year, from bulbs planted last autumn. What a beauty!!

First Crocus

Oh no! Some bulbs are sprouting already!?!

I can’t believe it 13 out of my 15 grape hycinths are already 5-10cms tall.

Grape Hyacinth

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!?!


Planted 85 bulbs today!

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.

Tree Flowerbed1

Tree Flowerbed2

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