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A Bulb Planting Plan

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This planting plan shows just how to go about setting out different types of bulbs throughout an existing mixed border. The aim is to give a contin...

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Garden designPlanting tips

Garden Bulb Mixtures

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There are two good reasons why you might want to plant mixtures of bulbs in your garden borders. Instead of clumps of a single variety of bulb you ...

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Red Tulips

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Red is the colour of stop lights, emergency buttons and blood and is also to be found in flowers of many dramatic tulips. Red tulips signal the sta...

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Black Tulips

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Black tulips have been the holy grail of tulip breeders for centuries. It is rather like what you don’t have yet is what you want, just like a blue...

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Naturalising Daffodils in Grass

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It is easy to grow daffodils in grass; through the lawn or meadow areas of your garden. Naturalised daffodils, in the true sense of the word, are t...

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How I Use Bulbs in My Garden

Posted by Michael King on

Bulbs play an important part in the gardens I design, but maybe the way I use them in my own garden will help other gardeners make a plan for their...

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Wake Up Your Garden With very Early Flowering Bulbs

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At the end of winter the garden begins to wake up and one of its greatest pleasures is the appearance of tiny bulbs that seem to spring out of the ...

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Ornamental Onions - Alliums in Garden Borders

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At the start of summer herbaceous perennials are growing fast and many shrubs are in flower. Together they dominate the scene that was earlier the ...

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