Category Archives for Bulbs and Corms

Bulbous Plants

A vast range of beautiful, often exotic flowers can be grown from bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes – all forms of underground plant storage organs. Most of them are happy to be moved (or stored) when dormant and when replanted … Continue reading

04. July 2013 by admin
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Bulb Types

Crocus There are spring, autumn and winter-flowering kinds; the first group is by far the most popular and generally useful. All crocuses form corms which need to be planted 3-6cm (1-½ – 2-½in) deep, the winter- and spring-flowering kinds in … Continue reading

14. April 2011 by admin
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Iris Flowers and Varieties

Iris Varieties Most people immediately think of irises as the large flamboyant flowers, in all manner of wonderful colours, which grace the garden in May and June. These are the flag, German or bearded irises which have been so intensively … Continue reading

07. April 2011 by admin
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Successional Planting for Constant Garden Colour

BLOOM AND BLOOM AGAIN If you only have a small space to cultivate, you can make the ground work extra hard. It can be made to produce more than one crop of flowers each year either by successional planting, which … Continue reading

07. April 2011 by admin
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Summer Blooming Bulbs – Calendar

  Summer Blooming Bulbs Calendar Bulbs planted in the autumn and spring can provide many of the gayest flowers of summer. They include the stately tulips, favourites for four centuries and still being further developed and improved; the daffodils so … Continue reading

24. November 2010 by admin
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Blooming Bulbs – Essential Guide to Propagating Bulbs

Blooming Bulbs – Essential Guide to Propagating Bulbs The propagation of bulbous plants or blooming bulbs is not at all difficult. The problem comes in knowing which blooming bulbs should be increased in which way. Unlike most flowering plants which … Continue reading

24. November 2010 by admin
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Summer Blooming Bulbs – Lily Bulbs

Summer Blooming Bulbs – Lilium/Lily Bulbs Lily bulbs are some of the most beautiful of all of the summer blooming bulbs. The lilies are unsurpassed for grace, beauty and majesty. Those that can be grown in the open garden have … Continue reading

24. November 2010 by admin
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Spring Flowering Bulbs – Tulip Bulbs

Spring Flowering Bulbs – Tulipa/ Tulip Bulbs The spring flowering bulbs, tulip bulbs, are a genus of over one hundred hardy bulbous plants that have been popular in Europe for at least 350 years. At one time ‘tulipamania’ hit Holland … Continue reading

24. November 2010 by admin
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Spring Blooming Bulbs – Types of Narcissus (Daffodil Bulbs)

Narcissus/Daffodil Bulbs The daffodil  bulb is by far the most popular of all spring blooming bulbs, and certainly there are no other spring bulbs that can provide the same quantity or quality of flowers, and no others that come in … Continue reading

24. November 2010 by admin
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Growing Dahlias – Guide to Dahlia Flowers

Growing Dahlias – Guide to Dahlia Flowers Dahlia flowers are the biggest, brightest and most flamboyant of all late-summer flowering plants. No other group of plants can rival them for sheer vibrancy of colour. Dahlia flowers are natives of the … Continue reading

24. November 2010 by admin
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