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montbretia bulbs

I am looking to source 150 -300 bulbs, do you have any suggestions please? amlou, dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 05/10/2015

Try Mr Middleton in Dublin.


Orange lilies

Many years ago an article was published in "The Irish Garden" about the traditional Orange and Easter lily commonly grown in Irish gardens. I specifically want to know the botanic name of the traditional Irish Orange lily. Other Lilies that are orange are available but these are not the one's I remember from childhood. They had tiny black or brown spots on the petals. Would they still be grown in some gardens? WJR1, Warrenpoint, Co Down Posted: 17/09/2015

You are probably thinking of the 'tiger lily', Lilium tigrinum, a robust and long-lasting lily, popular in cottage gardens.


weeds where bulbs planted

I have planted spring bulbs on my bank and there is a load of weeds in the area. If I use weedkiller will I kill my bulbs too. muirsheen10, New ross , Co Wexford Posted: 03/09/2015

Weedkiller can get down through holes to reach bulbs and can cause damage. Best to use a hoe but before the bulbs begin to sprout.


whether to plant gladioli

We have planted gladioli in pots,there are lots of greenery but no flowers yet should we put in ground or leave in pots at this time, thank you. peacesec, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 03/09/2015

Leave them as they are for now, and plant out in late April


When to buy and plant madonna lilies

I've been trying to buy madonna lily bulbs for over two years. Every garden centre says something different. If I ask in spring they say they come in in the autumn. If I ask in autumn they say they'll have them next spring. - When should I expect to be able to buy them, and when should they be planted? Sunandmoon, Schull, Co Cork Posted: 31/08/2015

Madonna lilies are unusual in that they grow green leaves over winter and so are best planted in autumn. Mr Middleton has them for sale currently. 


Hyacinth bulbs

My Hyacinth Carnegie and Muscari blue grape variety are now falling back but I've noticed small tomatoe type growth on the stems. Are these new seeds/bulbs ? and what should I do with them. Also how far back should I cut out of season stems such as above and tulips for. namloc, Portarlington, Co Laois Posted: 18/06/2015

Just allow bulbs to wither back and to self-sow naturally if they make seeds.


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