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Matt T

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Bulb log 08 2014
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:38:03 PM »
What a lot of flowers. You (Maggi?!) will be kept busy dead-heading!

I was wondering what (if any) feeding regime you use in your sand beds (in the bulb house and outside). Do you grow the plants lean and hard or give them a little something, perhaps a bit of potash at least?


PS-I can see Don Stead expanding out now in your pics, it always look good, of all the hoops the colour is quite special.
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Re: Bulb log 08 2014
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 03:05:06 PM »
Matt, I have spent some time today removing the dead Nacissus flowers because they were so wet and running mouldy- I do not think we are going to get a Narcissus seed this year.

I have not fed any of the sand beds, inside or out, yet my intention is to feed them only when and if the plants show signs of a deficiency -then I will feed only what they require.

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Re: Bulb log 08 2014
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 04:28:29 PM »
I would have loved to attend World of Bulbs but only just read about it

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Re: Bulb log 08 2014
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 04:48:19 PM »
To be honest, Mark, with the miserable weather and pitifully low light levels this winter, I'm amazed anything has bothered to grow at all - a triumph of hope over expectation, I think.

I see every little blossom as being a shaft of sunlight!
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