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Interesting spring bulbs

  • Interesting spring bulbs

Does anyone have any ideas for some interesting bulbs I can plant now for Spring? I'm looking for wacky, far-out and flamboyant...I have clay soil (improved with lots of compost) and I've got some grit to add if need be.

Comments (3)

  1. Grower

    Jeremy Wright

    Here are two from me. Scilla siberica (Siberian squill) which has profuse pale to deep-lavender blue flowers from early Spring. And Narcissus 'Thalia' which has pure white flowers with petals swept back as if in a howling gale. I have added the first one as a picture to the post.

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  2. Grower

    Helene U Taylor

    I agree with Jeremy that Scilla siberica is a beautiful spring bulb, below is a photo of Scilla Siberica 'Bright Blue' from my garden in March this year. But if you want flamboyant I think nothing beats lots and lots of crocuses. Just look at the photo of the bottom of my garden, taken 1st of March this year.
    I also like the early Iris reticulata 'Harmony', they can be planted in groups on their own, or in between crocuses as they are fairly the same height. And lastly, Anemone Blanda Mixed – so sweet. All of these are readily available and not exactly wacky or far out, but certainly flamboyant in larger groups.

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  3. Grower

    Good Earth Gardens

    Thanks Jeremy and Helen for your ideas! I think blue is a great colour in the spring garden, as it's naturally quite rare (apart from bluebells, of course, which we go wild about!) and compliments the abundant yellows at that time of year. Thalia too is a very classy looking flower and sounds like it might be particularly good for fragrance.


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