I started thinking about next year on the plot. I was digging over a small area where I had been planting odds and sods bulbs in past years. What surprised me was just how many I dug up. Once I’d checked and sorted them I found that there are well over a hundred ranging from small crocus to large daffodils. That’s in addition to quite a few others that were elsewhere and in the planters.
I’ve been wondering where to replant them. They’re all well and good but once they’ve flowered the leaves should be left to die back which usually takes at least a month during which time they look increasingly untidy. Then there’s the question of what, if anything, to grow in the area afterwards.
What I’ve decided to do is to nibble away the already narrow strip of grass along the top edge of the plot which edges the roadway and replant them there.
Much as I would like to grow more bulbs, especially tulips, I’m really restricted by a lack of space and available spending money. I was looking through J.Parker’s wholesale catalogue the other week and the only ones that I did order were crocus Blue Pearl and Cream Beauty for the long planter.
If you’re thinking about bulbs for next year Peter Nyssen is highly regarded.
Happy gardening, and have a good week!