Mar 152015
 

 

Display of crocus and gourds at Great Dixter

Great Dixter

I thought I’d done quite well with my bulbs in pots this year, but after a visit to Great Dixter I’ve realised I should have planted loads more, in lots more pots, to really make an impact. A lesson learned for next year.

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Ditto the crocuses that I planted under my apple tree. It took hours, and all I have is a tiny patch of purple. I think a badger may be to blame – there are quite a lot of bare patches where something has dug the ground up. Apparently they like tulips, too, so maybe the the Tulipa clusiana ‘Peppermint Stick’ that I planted to coincide with the apple blossom won’t come up either – eek!

Dixter-crocuses

  3 Responses to “Weekend inspiration: crocuses at Great Dixter”

  1. Great photos–thank you! I’m sorry to hear about your missing bulbs. Squirrels have dug up some of my crocuses in the past. It is so frustrating! I have found that scilla and chiondoxa seem to be left alone and do well in the lawn, at least here in Vermont.

    • Hi Christie – weirdly I have never seen a squirrel in my garden, so that’s one less thing to worry about for the time being! But I’ll pass your tip on to my mum, who is plagued by them!

  2. Wowzer … they really are crammed in, are they not? And they look wonderful.
    Margaret P

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