B&Q were having a massive clearance on summer flowering bulbs they had left, these were in packs so we just potted them all...we used some multi purpose compost enriched with some extra fertiliser, and a wee dusting of mycorrhizal fungii when we were planting.Have ended up with a serious selection of lillies, dahlias, anemone, freesie, liatris, gladiola, crocosmia spider lilly, begonia and other perennials such as anemone, echinops, hosta, geum, grannys bonnet and more, all ideal for growing in pots now for transplanting next springI should be able to create some serious planted areas in the north west regional college next year...something great to look forward too.
much later than last year (a good 3 weeks) we've started to plant up the flower boxes around St Therese Primary School, we use a lot of Salvias, Lobelias and Begonias...as they tolerate the neglect of the summer holidays well. As you can see by the picture it was all hands to the pump!!
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