We have been providing garden services in Devon area for 30 years and now have a 5-acre plant nursery just out Barnstaple. This blog provides gardening advice especially aim at gardeners in the north Devon area.
Bulbs can be used in flower beds to provide the bridge to full summer colour, to naturalise a boaring lawn. add colour to shade areas,
bring spring colour to patio and hard landscape areas.
Bulbs in borders Bulbs are an effortless yet beautiful addition to any boarder. They will bring colour and interest to your garden, and guarantee to come back every year without fail. When planting and growing bulbs, it is important to plant at least five to six in one group, this way when they flower it will give you a better display with more impact. Choose varieties with lots of colour that go well next to each other.
dry shade is found when the ground is sheltered from the rain by the base of walls or from the canopy of large trees. Areas of dry shade can be particularly difficult for having any success when planting many varieties of plants. It is important to improve the quality of soil that is in this area before planting anything. The first step to improve the soil is by enhancing its ability to hold water. This can be done during the spring and autumn, and can be done by adding organic matter to the area. Read More
Spring flowing bulbs in containers, pots and window boxes provide instant impact at the start of spring. By combining two, three or more bulbs that flower at different times can lengthen the period of time you have colour for. Planting in layer's can also generate longer lasting displays. Read More
A delight of spring are Drifts of daffodils, snowdrops and crocus. they are simple to create and will last for many years. The only drawback of growing bulbs in grass is that you cannot cut the grass for six weeks after the bulbs have flowered (chop off the foliage earlier and next year's flowering will be adversely affected). This can be overcome by choosing early-flowering varieties, or creating a mixed area with summer flowering plants and wild flowers. Read More
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