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By Detta

Belgium Be

Am already thinking post Spring 2012 :)...

This is our second year in our house, and although the first year was a success with spring bulbs we have just removed all bulbs and bought new ones... for landscaping purposes.
Now, since all spring bulbs have to be kept with leaves after they flower, what can you suggest to plant? in order not to end up with a front garden full of leaves and no flowers? as much as i love tulips, daff etc i hate the six weeks post flowering lol



Choose miniature daffodils, such as Tete a Tete - they only get about 6 inches high and you don't notice the foliage so much. There are also miniature tulips (Greigii for instance) but I have to admit they're not so impressive as the taller ones. But remember that tulips aren't really something you plant and expect to keep appearing year on year - most people treat them as annuals and replace every year or every 2 years. It's also a bit late for planting daffodils, though tulips are fine.

31 Oct, 2011


How about doing what some people do - plant bulbs in pots, sink them in the soil and remove them after they've flowered?

Or have pots in the greenhouse if you have one, for earlier flowering, and pop them pot and all into spaces between shrubs.

31 Oct, 2011


I dont mind the leaves post flowering as I find the 6 weeks goes very quickly and the flowers are so much better for it.

31 Oct, 2011


Early-flowering annuals, such as pansies or violas, would also distract from the dying foliage, and will also cover some of the lower species.

1 Nov, 2011

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