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What spring bulbs to plant?

New Romney, Kent, United Kingdom Gb

As written in "The Great Blog of Merfyn", Mrs James wants to plant some spring bulbs this month. Any suggestions as to what would be attractive and sturdy? Everything's got to be sturdy in our garden due to the vortex created by the wind.



Tall, short, dwarf, single double, big or small flowers early and later, and you can plant insuccession so as one lot finishes another starts. nuetralising, colour, the choice is endeless. Look on this site for help iIf you go to the bottom of this page click on seeds and bulbs then choose bulbs lots there. My nurseryman advises to buy Snowdrops and Aconites in the green (in pots) to make sure you get some coming up.
Septembers Gardner's World magazine has 200 free bulb offer.

5 Sep, 2009


If its windy there, looks like you're stuck with shorter bulb varieties: have a look at Chionodoxa, dwarf or miniature narcissi like Tete a Tete, Crocus, Aconite, and for Tulips, choose the Greigii (e.g.Cape Cod, Oriental Splendour) or Kaufmannia (e.g. Johann Strauss, Love Song) types, which are much shorter and don't get so blown about. Allium christophii might be worth a try - they're reasonably tall, but not too high, and have fairly stout stems, so might withstand the blast. And I forgot Irises, the bulb type, not the taller rhizome types - for instance, Iris 'Harmony' or 'George' - these only get about 6 inches high - iris like flowers on short stems.

5 Sep, 2009


Thank you both. I'll pass on your advice to Mrs James!

6 Sep, 2009

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