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Ian Y

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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2021, 10:59:23 AM »
Since last week the garden has been under a white blanket with some very cold temperatures - click the Bulb log link for the Snow Report.


https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2021Feb171613557810BULB_LOG_0721.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2021, 12:27:02 PM »
It will be interesting to hear later how plants/bulbs in the bigger troughs (the ones with the sides open to cold and snow only in the top) outside have coped with cold. Do you think they are frozen through?
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2021, 02:18:23 PM »
It will be interesting to hear later how plants/bulbs in the bigger troughs (the ones with the sides open to cold and snow only in the top) outside have coped with cold. Do you think they are frozen through?
Leena I think some will been in frozen soils but we mostly only plant proven hardy bulbs/plants there - I will keep you informed in future Bub Logs of any damage from this cold spell.
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2021, 11:22:23 AM »
From Snow white to Show white - the beautiful white Eranthis, Snowdrops galore, Crocus, Cyclamen and Narcissus just click on this link to the Bulb Log.


https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2021Feb241614161820BULB_LOG_0821.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2021, 01:55:07 PM »
Again it is so good to see flowering snowdrops and eranthis in the bulb log and video.
E.pinnatifida so so pretty, and I especially like the foliage of the pink form. Your experience that it grows better outside even this winter than inside sounds good. It could grow even here.

In very snowy winters some snowdrops grow and even flower inside the snow also here, especially the early ones. There are differences in which ones come up inside the snow and some wait until all the snow is gone before they start to grow. It may also have something to do with how deep the ground is frozen, and how early in the autumn the frost has come. One year when the ground was frozen already in November and  was frozen deep, snowdrops were very late coming up, while most years when ground is frozen only 10-20cm (if any, under the snow) some snowdrops do come up and grow inside the snow.
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2021, 02:51:02 PM »
I think there is a verygood chance that Eranthis pinnatifida would grow with you Leena especially if you have good snow cover.
As you describe it depends on how far down the ground freezes and how early the frosts arrive - there are so many factors that moderate our seasons it is not just as simple as how cold it gets.
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2021, 03:04:09 PM »
Oh my - every time I see your photos of Eranthis pinnatifida my jaw drops and I get the urge to dash for my painting gear. Fortunately after a cup of tea and a sit down it soon passes! What a colour combination, and framed so prettily by the ruff of leaves/bracts.
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2021, 03:18:41 PM »
It is a wee stunner Anne perfection in miniature especially the pink forms.
You can paint and have a cup of tea   :D
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2021, 11:12:28 AM »
Sunshine and colour fill the garden this week along with splitting bulbs, feeding bulbs, and seeding bulbs click the link to reveal all.


https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2021Mar031614769309BULB_LOG_0921.pdf


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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2021, 06:02:11 PM »
I am glad the bad weather was left behind Ian and the garden looks so wonderful with so many snowdrops, Eranthis and many more bulbs to come!

Thank you for the constant reminders through your bulb-log. Every time I say I'll make a note to feed my patches of Corydalis and few snowdrops and by the time spring arrives here I forget.
This year I'll place the fertilizer box somewhere where I can easily see it :)



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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2021, 07:23:55 PM »
Thanks, Ian, I read the bulb log at lunchtime and then spent time this afternoon going round the garden with fertiliser for all the emerging corydalis and the special snowdrops. Lots of erythroniums are starting to appear, so they were fed too. Iím like you, Gabriela, full of good intentions, then I forget to do the less urgent jobs.
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2021, 12:53:26 AM »
I am glad the bad weather was left behind Ian and the garden looks so wonderful with so many snowdrops, Eranthis and many more bulbs to come!

Thank you for the constant reminders through your bulb-log. Every time I say I'll make a note to feed my patches of Corydalis and few snowdrops and by the time spring arrives here I forget.
This year I'll place the fertilizer box somewhere where I can easily see it :)

Hi Gabriela what type of fertilizer do you provide? 
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2021, 11:14:59 AM »
Thanks Gabriela and Carolyn glad I can remind you of the benefits of feeding your plants at the time when they most need it to make good growth.

I sunny weather has gone now with cloudy cold conditions prevailing highs of just 4C.

Thanks for reading and commenting.
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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2021, 12:09:15 PM »
Ian, with so many plants in your garden and no sign of labels, how do you know what is where? Do you keep a plan of each area?

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Re: Bulb Log 2021
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2021, 01:17:09 PM »
Ian, with so many plants in your garden and no sign of labels, how do you know what is where? Do you keep a plan of each area?

The simple answer is I do remember where a lot of plants are but we do get nice surprises when something we have forgotten about appears.
Because the beds are so full planting is a very delicate process digging holes more like an archeologist than a gardener also this is why we plant so much by scattering seed.
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