26 April 2019

Best time to plant Lilies?

Lily bulbs can be planted all winter and spring, but they should be in the ground by now.

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19 April 2019

The ideal time to plant Dahlia’s

The Dahlia is an easy plant to grow in the garden, with a little bit of care she will reward you with a plenty of flowers.

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16 April 2019

Hybridizing Daffodils

Hybridizing is creating new varieties. With Daffodils you do this by smearing the pollen of one variety on the stigma of another Daffodil flower.

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17 January 2019

The Lily

Why is it that the Lily is admired by so many gardeners?

Her beauty is beyond compare. Bright colours, simple and smooth of shape but filled to the brim with beauty. She flares up the same mysterious looks as her close relative the Tulip.

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25 October 2018

Lazy gardening with Flower Bulbs

People frequently ask me ‘which bulbs come back for many years once I planted them?’ A good question, and no, this does not come across like you are a lazy gardener. Real lazy gardeners are planting tiles and concrete. Good perennial bulbs are for people who also want to relax in their garden.

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16 August 2018

Tiny Daffodils

The first thing that comes to mind about daffodils for most people, are the big, yellow bushes of happily blooming flowers in early spring. But what few people know is that there is more to daffodils than just the yellow, and what even fewer people than that are aware of, is that there is also more than big. Daffodils also exist in very small sizes, miniature measurements, in all sorts of different colors and shapes.

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2 August 2018

Zantedeschia, Worth A Try!

They have been flowering so beautifully in both my front garden and the FLUWEL trial gardens that I just had to share this with you. The Zantedeschia is more commonly known as the ‘Calla Lily.’ This modern tuber has been through a huge metamorphosis in the past couple of years. She is originally from South Africa and as old as the road to Rome, but ten years ago, she suddenly made a comeback and became very trendy.

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26 June 2018

Something fascinating about the Tulip.

When you see the bulb of a tulip in the summertime you would think she is completely dormant, just waiting to be planted in in the autumn… the truth is on the contrary.

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