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.
Late summer flowering Gladiola are class in the garden, last year in Groarty we did a massive pot of them in the front of the school garden, the kids loved it so much we got some more bulbs but this time we planted the bulbs into pots. This is a great method for growing on bulbs (whether it be Gladiola, Tulips or anythign) until you have a space ready, or perhaps you want to plant them at a later date. Simply some multi purpose compost and a wee sprinkling of fertiliser added..
These are placed in a sheltered location to grow on, will be ideal for planting in the garden come late April/May ish
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