How to plant Bulbs - Autumn planting bulbs

How to plant allium bulbs in autumn

Why Plant Allium Bulbs in Autumn? Alliums are a bulb we would recommend for any garden.  Easy to grow - Try Allium Pinball Wizard Long flowering time - Try Allium White Giant and Summer Drummer Hardy and perennial - Try Allium Purple Rain A magnet for pollinators -Try Allium Ambassador Suitable for formal or cottage garden styles - Try ...
  • 8 Jun 2020
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How to plant alliums Sphaerocephalon (drumsticks)

Also known as round-headed leeks or drumstick alliums, alliums Sphaerocephalon produce umbells of small round to egg-shaped flowers that will start off green before slowly turning reddish-purple from the top down as they age. Plant densely in the border or meadow to create an eye-catching display. Alternatively, try interlacing with grasses. Plant ...
  • 25 Feb 2020
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How to plant ornithogalums

Ornithogalums thyrsoides are robust perennials native to South Africa producing sword-shaped basal leaves on tall, slender stems that will dry and shrivel as spikes of white cup-shaped flowers begin to open in late spring and early summer. Equally suited for the front of the border, rockery and container, these florist favourites make great ...
  • 25 Feb 2020
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How to plant freesias

Freesias are lovely bulbs native to South Africa producing single or double, sweetly scented funnel-shaped flowers that will progressively appear along one side of the upper part of the stems — these will shift horizontally as the flowers open. Freesia bulbs are inexpensive and worth the effort! Given the correct conditions, they will reward ...
  • 25 Feb 2020
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How to plant cyclamens

Hardy cyclamens produce dainty swept back flowers and ivy to round shaped, often marbled leaves. Beautifully hugging the ground, they will bring interest to the garden in late winter and early spring whilst hederifolium varieties will add a dash of colour in late autumn. They are excellent for planting in a woodland setting or under ...
  • 25 Feb 2020
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How to plant amarylllises hippeastrum

Amaryllis bulbs produce huge trumpet-shaped flowers on the top of long strong stems and are indoor flowering bulbs. They are tender bulbs and should not be planted outside except in the heat of summer to late autumn to allow the growth to die back naturally. When the weather begins to get cooler, the bulbs can be brought back indoors. Always ...
  • 24 Feb 2020
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How to plant peonies

Favourites among gardeners and florists, paeonies are exotic hardy perennials adored for their bold flowers and deeply cut leaves that will last a long time after the fragant blooms have faded. Perfect for the herbaceous border, they will add a splash of colour and elegance to the garden. If you wish to achieve visual contrast, try mixing them with ...
  • 24 Feb 2020
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How to plant alliums for Summer

Summer flowering Alliums Allium bulbs perfectly fill the gap between spring flowering bulbs and summer flowering bulbs. Most Allium will flower from June to July but there are some summer flowering alliums that are worth the wait. These are some of the latest flowering alliums that flower right into the summer months. Alliums Summer Beauty  ...
  • 20 Feb 2020
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How to plant convallarias (lilies of the valley)

Also known as lilies of the valley, convallarias are beautiful hardy perennials bearing arching stems of pure white drooping bell-shaped flowers. Excellent for the wild or woodland garden, these lovely plants make fantastic ground cover and occasionally produce red berries after flowering. Great for cutting, their flowers exude a sweet scent that ...
  • 17 Feb 2020
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How to plant aconites

Also known as monkshoods or devil's helmets, aconites produce bold, hooded flowers held on tall spikes above rich green foliage. Delicate in apparence yet very robust, these glorious herbaceous perennial plants naturally found in European and Asian mountainous grasslands are ideal for the middle or back of the border, and are especially ...
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