Category Archives: Bulb growing

Things are greening up for George

Monday:  Good cold crisp morning this morning and the temperature overnight was down to -2C in the cold glasshouse. However the pots of daffodils and Hyacinths are still OK and greening up nicely. They have been kept dry and not … Continue reading

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George tells you how…

The mild weather and the little blinks of sunshine have started to green up the bulbs recently removed from the plunge. The Hyacinths are greening up well and already the leaves are starting to turn out like little ears at … Continue reading

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George and narcissus bulb rot!

Just when I thought that all was well with my bulbs, disaster strikes!!  Some of the pots I lifted from the plunge had “blind ” bulbs where they had not rooted, nor had they put up any green shoots.  The … Continue reading

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Monday morning was very cold but George is not all doom and gloom

    It was very cold on Monday morning with -4C recorded in sunny Joppa.     I had lifted the remaining pots of bulbs from the plunge at the end of last week and they are now shivering in … Continue reading

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George is lifiting his pots

Frosty this morning (Friday) and the car windscreen needed to be scraped before I could drive.   Even the snowdrop ‘Fred’s Giant ‘ is finding it a bit difficult to stay upright!! However as the temperature rises so the flowers … Continue reading

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While others are wondering about the progress of spring bulbs – George is talking about Filo Pastry trees!

Yet again social media has alerted me to the fact that three years ago all my pots had been lifted and were washed and in the glasshouse. This year I have only lifted some of the more advanced varieties, Terminator … Continue reading

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News about the workshop bulbs?

After reading George’s blog and seeing how far advanced the growth was on some of his own pots I decided to check on the Caley workshop bulbs. There isn’t much of a gap between the soil and the mesh so … Continue reading

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Update from George about his bulbs and the emerging signs of Spring.

From the cold and frost of the past week we have moved into another mild spell. Yesterday the local honey bees were working on the Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ and Viburnum X Bodnantense ‘Charles Lamont’. The aroma from the Viburnum brightens up … Continue reading

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January 12th Bulb report from George

“I note from a reminder that came up on Social Media that three years ago this week I had lifted the most advanced pots of daffodils from my plunge.   I suspect that this year there are some that are … Continue reading

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2017 Bulbwatch from George Anderson begins

Just back from spending New Year in Orkney to find that things are moving on apace with this mild weather. It is cooler today and perhaps we will get frost this evening (Thursday) but it has been unseasonably mild of … Continue reading

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