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Ian Y

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Bulb Log 2022
« on: January 05, 2022, 11:26:26 AM »
Join me in the first Bulb Log of the New Year - 2022 marks 20 years of the Bulb Log.
Snowdrops,Daffodils, some garden work and of course the weather all feature.


https://www.srgc.net/documents/bulb%20logs/220105111827BULB%20LOG%200122.pdf
« Last Edit: January 05, 2022, 11:28:32 AM by Ian Y »
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2022, 11:16:42 AM »
As the plant in season Narcissus flowers are once again prominent in the Bulb Log but there are also shoots and signs of some of the others to come.


https://www.srgc.net/documents/bulb%20logs/220112103222BULB%20LOG%200222.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2022, 11:12:09 AM »
What else could it be but Narcissus, with books, growing Eranthis pinnatifida from seed, mulches, and more Narcissus.
Click on the link to the Bulb Log


https://www.srgc.net/documents/bulb%20logs/220119110854BULB%20LOG%200322.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2022, 10:46:18 AM »
Gardening with wildlife, the start of snowdrop season then a quick jump through the hoops.


https://www.srgc.net/documents/bulb%20logs/220126104248BULB%20LOG%200422.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2022, 11:02:09 AM »
Eranthis pinnatifida flowers are now coming to their best, two storms cause some damage but do not stop the Snowdrops, Cyclamen, Iris and Narcissus flowering............


https://www.srgc.net/documents/bulb%20logs/2202021049592022Feb021643798104BULB_LOG_0522.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2022, 11:24:29 AM »
This week's Bulb Log is mostly Snowdrops, some Narcissus, Eranthis, exciting shoots and the Rhododendron gets the chop.


https://www.srgc.net/documents/bulb%20logs/220209110148BULB%20LOG%200622.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2022, 10:42:57 AM »
Ian, another interesting bulb log, thank you. A question - you planted out the Galanthus Dryad Gold bulbs singly in the garden. Do you think this gives a faster rate of increase than planting out a small clump of bulbs? I know you often write that bulbs like company.
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2022, 10:29:23 AM »
Ian, another interesting bulb log, thank you. A question - you planted out the Galanthus Dryad Gold bulbs singly in the garden. Do you think this gives a faster rate of increase than planting out a small clump of bulbs? I know you often write that bulbs like company.

You are correct Carolyn that is why this is an interesting question and my answer has options.
1. Bulbs in pots like and grow better with close company.
2. Planting out clumps of bulbs will give a bigger clump sooner than those planted singly.
3. I much prefer to see newly planted bulbs  spaced out singly and in random groups to mimic nature and while it is rewarding to see the large clumps I just want to split them up and spread them out but do not always have the time or indeed space to do it.

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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2022, 12:48:50 PM »
Thanks, Ian, that all makes sense. I can happily continue to replant the bulbs in small groups then! I find the fastest way is to make a slit with a spade, drop in 4 or 5 bulbs, then tread down the soil. Fine with ordinary  G nivalis, but perhaps not with the more unusual ones.
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2022, 11:13:58 AM »
This week's Bulb Log features Narcissus and Crocus in the sand beds, Eranthis, Crocus, Snowdrops and Iris flowering in the garden while  the winter garden wakens with many more shoots of promise.


https://www.srgc.net/documents/bulb%20logs/220216110458BULB%20LOG%200722.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2022, 10:56:48 AM »
More winter storms, Hoop petticoats en masse in the bulb house while the Snowdrops lift their skirts and dance in the garden all a click away.


https://www.srgc.net/documents/bulb%20logs/220223105517BULB%20LOG%200822.pdf
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2022, 11:22:51 AM »
Spring has arrived bringing a mass of flowers plus the dilemma of  when is the best time to divide bulbs - all will be revealed by a single click.


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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2022, 05:00:38 PM »
It is easy to dig and divide clumps of bulbs growing in soil, but what about in your cobble beds?

Do you take care to plant bulbs that don't increase vegetatively?
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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2022, 09:36:59 AM »
That is a good question Diane.

Gardening is like life when you solve one problem you create another.

I have to remove the cobbles near the clump of bulbs needing split  replacing them as best I can when I have done - but I have mostly planted bulbs that are slow to increase this way.

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Re: Bulb Log 2022
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2022, 11:11:03 AM »
Time traveling with  spring and winter  flowers- Crocus, Cyclamen, Eranthis, Erythronium, Galanthus, Hepatica, Iris and Narcissus.
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https://www.srgc.net/documents/bulb%20logs/220309104503BULB%20LOG%201022.pdf
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