Hasn’t this past week been lovely? After a long, grey, damp squib of a winter we’ve been enjoying the ever-lengthening, brighter, warmer days.
We’ve just spent quite a lot of time in the garden, sweeping away the rotting leaves and moss. We plan on making a trip to Gordon Rigg’s just down the road and investing in a few different types of spring bulbs.
Our garden is fairly small, mainly set with cobblestones that we’ve filled with plants in a mix of terracotta pots and galvanised metal containers. We have a few raised beds that we’d like to plant up with bulbs, with the promise of orange and white late-summer/autumn flowers appearing year after year.
Our soil is acidic and the beds are short on sunlight so we’ve had to research our floral options very carefully. Here’s what’s made our short-list…
- Eucomis autumnalis: £6.99 for 2 bulbs, Suttons Seeds and Plants
- Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’: £3.99 for 10 corms, Crocus
- Large-flowered Gladiolus ‘Peter Pears’: £5.75 for pack of 25, Spalding Bulbs
- Spider lily ‘Zwanenburg’: £12.99 for 10 bulbs, Thompson & Morgan
- Japanese Anemone ‘Blanda’ white: £9.99 for a 1 litre pot, Jersey Plants Direct