Friday, 25 October 2013

Growing Bluebells

 
 

 
A few months ago I went to my local market and bought about 30 bluebell bulbs. Here is how I planted them:
Outdoor gardens
  • Find a location where the soil drains well. Bluebells thrive in a variety of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade to dappled shade.
  • Dig holes and plant the bulbs with the pointy end facing up.
  • After planting, water well to settle the soil around the bulbs. Roots will form in the autumn. Leaves and flowers will develop in the spring.
  • After blooming has finished for the season leave the foliage in place; don't cut it off. The leaves will gather sunlight, create food through photosynthesis and strengthen the bulb for the future. Water as needed during active growth periods.
  • By early to mid summer the leaves will yellow and die back as the plant slips into dormancy. The foliage may be removed at this point. Your bulbs will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle.
 
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