Category Archives: Bulb growing

Dreich and damp but some colour

Saturday was a dreich damp day after a night of heavy rain. But some of the Pulmonarias are starting to show colour. The Caley bulbs are looking good and the Hyacinths are colouring up well. The Daffs are all starting … Continue reading

Posted in Bulb growing, Spring Show | Leave a comment

Not far from George the weather is not quite so spring-like

20 miles south from George the conditions are not yet like spring.  The garden is looking very attractive but covered in snow   There is no sign of a flowering daffodil              and the bulbs … Continue reading

Posted in Bulb growing, Spring Show | Leave a comment

Growing conditions are improving for George and his bulbs

I managed to capture an image of the Queen Bumblebee on Monday basking in the sunshine, awakened from its hibernation by the recent increase in temperatures. The growing conditions are improving almost daily now and with a noticeable increase in … Continue reading

Posted in Bulb growing, Spring Show | Leave a comment

George compares 2017 with 2015.

Saw my first Queen Bumblebee today and also a hoverfly.  But social media from two years ago sent me a photo to remind me how far on my bulbs were in 2015. Already this year the pot of Iris has … Continue reading

Posted in Bulb growing, Spring Show | Leave a comment

Safe and snug from Doris

Storm Doris did its best to disrupt travel and comfort on Thursday, but in the cold glasshouse the pots of bulbs are snug and well protected. Many of them are showing flower buds now. I brought The Caley workshop bulbs … Continue reading

Posted in Bulb growing, Spring Show | Leave a comment

George checks on his Caley workshop bulbs

The Caley workshop bulbs have been sitting neglected since we lifted them from the plunge on the 11th February and have now greened up well. The compost in the pots has dried out and I will start to apply just … Continue reading

Posted in Bulb growing, Spring Show | Leave a comment

Keep watch on cold greenouse temperature

With the sunshine lately the thermometer in the cold greenhouse has registered temperatures over 20C even with the door open. High temperatures and good light will accelerate the growth of many of the bulbs so I have moved some of … Continue reading

Posted in Bulb growing, Spring Show | Leave a comment

Bulb Blog – 14th February

At the bulb lifting session on Saturday one or two folk asked about the progress of their Scamp Challenge bulbs, Gallipoli Dawn. I have grown it for the past two years and found it to be one of those reliable … Continue reading

Posted in Bulb growing, Spring Show | Leave a comment

Caley bulb lifting day

Today all was revealed. It was CALEY Bulb lifting day when we removed the pots of Daffodils, Tulips and Hyacinths from the plunge bed. The bulbs were just pushing their leaves through the top of the plunge and ready to … Continue reading

Posted in Bulb growing, Spring Show | Leave a comment

George is watching the weather….

    A faint dusting of snow on the car this morning   But overall the days have been mild and growth has progressed. It is difficult to compare this year’s bulb growth with that of previous years but already … Continue reading

Posted in Bulb growing, Spring Show, Uncategorized | Leave a comment