2017 Bulbwatch from George Anderson begins

 In Bulb growing, Spring Show

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

The glasshouse has had a bit of a wash down in preparation for the coming season and judging by the growth on the bulbs in the plunge, not a moment too soon.



The Caley Bulbs are due to be lifted from their plungebed at the Botanics in mid Feb but I may lift some of mine around the end of January.


Already there is some promise of colour in the garden with Viburnum X bodnantense Charles Lamont in good flower,viburnum-4th-january

Snowdrops showing their drooping headssnowsrops-3rd-january

and Iris histrioides Beatrix Stanley exhibiting that wonderful spiral in the unopened buds.iris-lady-b-4th-january
There is a promise of much more to come and I will try to present a weekly update from now through to the Caley Spring Show week.

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  • Margaret Teale

    Thanks George – will look forward to the coming weeks posts.

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