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The last of the bulbs


By csarina


are about to be planted. We have put in over 200 daffs and tulips in the back garden, have about 50 more to do this afternoon. I have a bag of miniature daffs and grape hyacinths to plant in a pot to go by the front door in the spring. I also put a foxtail lily and crown imperial in. Whether they grow or not is anyone’s guess. I hope so, the bulbs were not cheap by any means.

The grass we had put down is looking very good, it has been watered twice a day since it was laid. If the weather changes, as they say it will tomorrow, we will not need to water it again. It appears to be growing quite strongly. OH keeps threatening to put the mower on it!!

Onions and shallots are in, garlic will go in towards the end of next month, they are sitting in my fridge just now.

Garden work is gradually slowing down, we are starting to plan what we are going to grow where next year. The soil at the top of the garden is heavy clay. We are going to put a couple of rows of spuds in to try and break the soil down a bit.

Last load of manure from the stables, the chap has sold the heap, its being collected today. OH went yesterday and brought the last load in. We can go back in the spring when the horses have been turned out to collect some more.

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Thanks for reminding me. I have a lot of Grape Hyacinths and a slim planter I was going to throw out. Will use them both to brighten up a drain cover outside. If it gets taken it wont worry me !

4 Oct, 2015


Its going to look amazing in Spring - looking forward to the photos.
I got fed up with grape hyacinth spreading so relocated them to an untended bank. Then a badger dug them all up for breakfast, so that's the end of them...

4 Oct, 2015


I agree with Steragram. It will look amazing in Spring. To help lighten the clay soil could you sow mustard seeds and then dig them in in a couple of months. I used clay breaker from the garden centre on a particularly heavy clay soil in part of the garden. It worked a treat.

4 Oct, 2015


Every bulb I plant I look forward to the end of winter! You have lots to look forward to.

Thanks also for the tips on dealing with clay soil. Ours is awful in some parts of the garden.

5 Oct, 2015

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