Tending to Dahlia Bulbs Over Winter

Tending to Dahlia Bulbs Over Winter
Protecting your Dahlias against the Winter frost is essential to ensure repeat blooms year after year. Dahlia bulbs are non – hardy plants and their bulbs will perish in Winter frosts if they are not covered or brought indoors. Dahlias are hardy down to temperatures of – 6°C but anything below that can be detrimental ...

Spring Bulbs For Janurary Flowering

Spring Bulbs For Janurary Flowering
January can be a month that many gardeners like to forget. We tend to play the waiting game hoping to sit it out until Spring arrives. But with our list of early blooming Spring bulbs you can really say goodbye to the January blues with a splash of colour that will warm up any Winter ...

Tulip Bulbs – From Boom to Bust

Tulip Bulbs - From Boom to Bust
Every time I read about this event I still can’t comprehend it, the Tulip bulbs boom of 1620 is certainly an event that should be taught to all economic students in how blind speculation can lead a nation to near economic ruin. Before you read on I remind you that this is not a fictional ...

Astilbe Roots – How to Grow

Astilbe Roots - How to Grow
Astilbe fanal roots are a group of Late Spring, Early Summer flowering perennials with tall, feathery flower heads that rise up above dense clumps of bronze green foliage. These versatile plants can be used in some of the most difficult sites in gardens including damp soils and partial shade. Their distinctive plumes of showy blooms ...

Asiatic Lily Bulbs – Plant Profile

Asiatic Lily Bulbs - Plant Profile
Asiatic Lilies Asiatic Lily bulbs are a group of early flowering lilies. These perennials will bloom from late spring well into summer giving wonderful displays in your herbaceous borders. They come in a wide range of colours so there is an Asiatic Lily bulb for every type of planting scheme. These hardy lilies will come ...

Dahlia Bulbs – How to Overwinter

Dahlia Bulbs - How to Overwinter
Dahlias are very popular, late summer flowering bulbs. They come in a wide range of colours & sizes so there is one to suit every gardener. Growing Dahlia can take  little bit of practice but with time & experience you can grow this rewarding plant in your garden with repeat blooms year after year. The ...

Crocosmia Lucifer – Plant Profile

Crocosmia Lucifer - Plant Profile
Crocosmia Lucifer Common Names Crocosmia is also known as Montbreitia Crocosmia Lucifer Shape & Size Final Height: 90-120cm Final Spread: 60cm Growth: Vigorous. Fast Growth Rate Crocosmia Lucifer bulbs will divide & multiply in the ground each year creating dense clumps of foliage. It is important to lift & divide these clumps every 3 years ...

Heuchera Purple Palace – Plant Profile

Heuchera Purple Palace - Plant Profile
Heuchera Purple Palace Also known as the Coral Leaf Plant Shape & Size Start with small Heuchera Purple Palace Plants or seeds as it will develop into a large plant in a short period Final Height: 25 – 30cm Final Spread: 40 – 50cm Spacing: 30cm Growth: Moderate / Fast Heuchera comes in a wide ...

Dahlia – Plant Profile (Arabian Nights)

Dahlia - Plant Profile (Arabian Nights)
Dahlia Arabian Nights Shape & Size Grow  Dahlia Tubers or plants and they will grow into full size plants with 5 years Final Height: 70 – 100cm Final Spread: 50 – 75cm Spacing: 75cm Growth: Moderate / Fast Dahlias are grown for their big blooms in late Summer. There are a massive array of Dahlia ...

Wildflower Seeds for Weddings

Wildflower Seeds for Weddings
Something that is becoming more and more clear as my own wedding draws close is that you can’t do it all on a shoe-string! In fact, it turns out, that weddings can be quite an expensive affair!! So money saving ideas can certainly come in handy in the build up to the big day! One ...
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