Pointy end up – planting bulbs in autumn

Yes, I am writing about planting bulbs in autumn which I know is a well visited subject in gardening programmes and columns at this time of year.  So rather than repeating guidance on planting bulbs – and to be honest you do not need to know much more than “pointy end up” – I am thinking about what happens...

Spring bulb aftercare

Just because the flowers are over it is important not to ignore your spring flowering bulbs if you want another great show of flowers next year.  Flowering early in the year takes more energy than the plant can produce from photosynthesis with short days and low light levels and the food stored in the bulb is used up.  If...