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Bulb of the Month: Summer Snowflake GRAVETYE GIANT

Bulb of the Month: Summer Snowflake GRAVETYE GIANT

If you were to cross a snowdrop with a daffodil, you'd probably come close to describing the utterly charming Fravetye Giant (Leucojum aestivum). Being in a genus of its own, Leucojum is a rather...

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Bulb of the Month: <i>Corydalis Solida</i>

Bulb of the Month: Corydalis Solida

Their species name alone is comforting. Which would lead one to think that these little bulbs would be commonly admired and grown but sadly, they’re not. I know I sound like a broken record when I...

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Bulb of the Month: <i>Gladiolus callianthus</i>

Bulb of the Month: Gladiolus callianthus

Life would be easier if taxonomists didn't rename bulbs and plants so often. I've always had a sneaking suspicion that they own the label companies, making buckets of money every time they change the...

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Bulb of the Month: Nerine & Narcissus

Bulb of the Month: Nerine & Narcissus

This month, I’m featuring two different bulbs—singing the praises of one that has just finished its spectacular flowering, and offering a tip about another that is probably growing indoors in...

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Bulb of the Month: Foxtail Lilies

Bulb of the Month: Foxtail Lilies

Eremurus – the giants of spring These plants are extraordinary in every way. Commonly known as foxtail lilies, they're native to the high altitude plains in Asia, where each spring they produce...

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Bulb of the Month: Colchicum = Instant gratification

Bulb of the Month: Colchicum = Instant gratification

I've been involved with flower bulbs for much of my life and in all that time I've never understood why everyone doesn't grow Colchicum (a.k.a. autumn crocus, naked ladies or meadow saffron)....

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