Category Archives for Bulbs

How to Look After Hemerocallis or the Daylily

Daylilies are so called because each individual flower does last only a day. Plants can be grown in any part of the garden, but they perform best in reasonably moist soil, which means that they can make luxuriant additions to … Continue reading

21. March 2012 by admin
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Spring Borders: Flowers Throughout the Spring

Flowers throughout the spring With a little careful planning and some imagination you can create an uplifting spring border that comes into flower before the end of winter and provides a constant display of cheerful colour until early summer. Bulbs … Continue reading

22. August 2011 by admin
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An A-Z Guide to Bulbs for the Greenhouse

Achimenes These bright and pretty, easy-to-grow, long-lasting flowers in pink, purple and white are very popular for pots and hanging baskets inside the greenhouse. The tubers are available in mixture from January until April. Plant them in a fine mixture … Continue reading

08. July 2011 by admin
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Zantedeschia (Arum Lily)

This is the name by which Arum Lilies, so long known as richardia, are to be called now botanists and other scientists have decided that they should be reclassified. Several species are invaluable for greenhouse and church decoration. All are … Continue reading

08. July 2011 by admin
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Growing Tulip Bulbs in the Greenhouse

Apart from their value for growing in bowls in the living room, tulips can be used for increasing the colour display in the greenhouse early in the year. September is a good month to plant. Crock the pots well, then … Continue reading

08. July 2011 by admin
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Lilium in the Greenhouse

There are a number of lilies which respond well to greenhouse treatment without a lot of heat. Among the best of these is Lilium auratum and its forms, and Lilium longiflorum which also has several forms including giganteum and harrisii, … Continue reading

08. July 2011 by admin
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Growing Nerine Bulbs in the Greenhouse

These are bulbous plants which give a brilliant display with the minimum of trouble. They do not require much heat; in fact, nerines will flourish so long as frost can be excluded from the greenhouse and they are given plenty … Continue reading

08. July 2011 by admin
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Growing Freesias in the Greenhouse

This South African genus has long been valued as a greenhouse flowering plant, particularly for its grace and fragrance. The colour range is extremely wide, and most flowers are beautifully scented. Freesias do best when grown in pots or boxes … Continue reading

08. July 2011 by admin
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Growing Cyclamen in the Greenhouse

Cyclamen persicum is among the showiest of all winter and spring-flowering greenhouse and living-room plants. Even when not in bloom, the modern giant forms are attractive, with their handsome, often silvered foliage. If you have a cool greenhouse from which … Continue reading

08. July 2011 by admin
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Growing Begonias in the Greenhouse

The tuberous-rooted double begonias are among the most colourful of the family, with bold flowers in vivid shades of yellow, orange and scarlet. For indoor use, the tubers should be started into growth in February or March in a temperature … Continue reading

08. July 2011 by admin
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