some Anemone de caen bulbs coming into flower - see some more Anemone de caen bulbs in flower here
I was fierce late planting these Anemone bulbs that I picked up in BandQ in July at an end-of-line sale....but glad to see some are coming into flower. Indeed the take rate of these clearance bulbs were in the high 90% so I was delighted with my purchase..
These De Caen Anemone will be half-hardy for me, so I'll be lifting these when the weather gets colder and storing the bulbs in sand in a frost free location....but its great to get the planted like this so that they can build some energy for next year when they will be at their best....yeah it was late planting them...but a bargains a bargain!
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.
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