Category Archives: Bulb growing

March seems a long month to George.

Gosh March is a long Month and we still we have two weeks to go until the show. I have lots of bulbs, “all dressed up and nowhere to go” and just hope that they will hold up well for … Continue reading

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Joppa missed the worst of the snow.

We missed the worst of the snow here in sunny Joppa. Just as well because it would have been the last straw in this difficult season, I just need a plague of frogs or boils to complete the set!! The … Continue reading

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A surfeit of riches – but not yet please!

I have a surfeit of riches, lots of bulbs in full flower. It has been a funny season. By this time in past years I would have been taking pots into the house to push them on but this year … Continue reading

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It is a bit like musical chairs

Another wet and windy day so many of the pots from outside have been put in the glasshouse just to be on the safe side.           And the Hyacinths are in a shaded spot.     … Continue reading

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George shows you how to stake Hyacinths

In response to a request here are a few photos showing how I stake my Hyacinths. I go round the pot, lightly pressing the flower spikes into the vertical and firming the compost around the base of the bulb. Next … Continue reading

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Oh dear!

The best laid schemes and all that.   Yesterday I spoke about the problems with ‘ Breezes loud and shrill.’  This morning I awoke to a view of strewn pots and broken stems Yesterday I took time to stake all … Continue reading

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George prepares in case of March winds

“March brings breezes loud and shrill, stirs the dancing daffodils”: All very romantic but remember wind can be quite a damaging ingredient when mixed with daffodils at flowering stage. So make sure that they are well staked or are at … Continue reading

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Weekend catch up with George as he checks his bulbs

Friday morning was dull with a hint of wet in the air but the bulbs have enjoyed the sunshine of the previous two days. The Caley bulbs have been sitting out in the sunshine for the past week and are … Continue reading

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Midweek bulb report from George

It has been a bit windy this afternoon and the bulbs have been getting a bit of a stir about in the breeze.  I have brought a couple of my pots of hyacinth inside just to get them into flower … Continue reading

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Monday has Spring in it’s sights?

Spring is advancing here in Edinburgh and already there are some daffodils showing colour. Others have developed to the ‘Gooseneck Stage’ where the buds assume the neck shape described by a goose, head down almost as though they are sulking. … Continue reading

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