I had 10 minutes today

and I had about 100 bulbs to plant. They were mainly the little Allium sphaerocephalon but there was also some Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ and a few Tulips. Bulbs are such great things for the garden – cheap, quick to plant and colourful. I had bought lots last year but unbelievably I hadn’t managed to plant them all. So they were knocking around, marooned on a bookshelf. The other day the bag of them tumbled down and they were spilled onto the floor and forced onto my conscience. Today it was sunny and I had 10 minutes to spare. It’s generally recommended to plant Alliums in the Autumn and Tulips up until January, so it will be interesting to see if any of them flower or not. I planted the bigger Alliums each in their own hole but with the small A. sphaerocephalon I had 80 and just didn’t have the time to dig a hole for each. I decided to make a trench and then I just threw them in. I’m not sure what will happen but I suppose they will at least have more chance now in the soil than they did on the shelf.

February 7th

Allium Purple Sensation

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