North East England, United Kingdom
I would like to plant some montbretia (the common, orange one) in my garden, but the place I'd like to plant it, I know contains daffodil bulbs. Will I need to remove the daffs and re-place them in front of the montbretia, or will the daffs grow up between the montbretia and flower before the montbretia gets going, bearing in mind that the montbretia won't flower until summer(?) whereas the daffs flower in spring? I quite like the idea of them being mixed so that the daffs flower and then I can leave the foliage to die off whilst being disguised by the sprouting montbretia, but don't know if this will actually work! Thoughts from all you experts out there would be most welcome!
PS - Could someone please tell me which variety of crocosmia I need to be looking for?!! I absolutely love the very common one that everyone has in their garden - I had some in my little wall a few years ago but removed it because it had totally stopped flowering. But I don't know the proper name of it to make sure that I get the right one! Thanks.
- 11 Aug, 2009