Wonderful and beautiful Spring. Greetings from Margarita.
Cathy, when your spring bulbs finish flowering do you leave them in their pots fro next year, or do you let the foliage die down and then remove the bulbs to plant in the autumn?
I have a soft spot for the garden grapes, particularly as they often have a lovely pefume. Your Valerie Finnis appears to be a very pale form, mine are a very pale blue. Could be the terroir or blue with cold this far north!
Valerie was healthy last year and was planted into the ground after flowering, then dug up and put back in a pot this year but she is definitely not herself. Would I be better drying the bulbs off after flowering instead, do you think?
I find that moving bulbs after flowering and when the leaves have died down gets the best results. This includes snowdrops which you are supposed to “plant in the green”. It gives the bulbs time to replenish after flowering! Sometimes it takes the bulbs are year, or more in some cases, to fully recover after a move.
So if I want them for display in the Coop (the cool greenhouse), it won’t help to keep planting them out and digging them up again? Should I just have new every year with these, do you think?
Well perhaps you just put the pot outside when they have finished flowering and if necessary repot then in late summer if necessary. This seems to work for us, but you have to make sure that they get fed (balanced fertiliser) after flowering and get a high potash feed before flowering in the spring. Depending on the type of bulb, some need to be kept hot and dry in the summer, some cooler with some moisture. Hope this helps.
I think I might try that this year, thank you
I had some white muscadine, but they seem to have disappeared. I like how yours look in their terra-cotta pots.
There were new for this season and certainly look impressive now but I need to establish how best to treat them now
Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie.
I have only seen these in blue, these white ones look amazing!
They do look pretty, don’t they?
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