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Addicted to Bulbs

09 November 2017 16:39:33

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Every August my addiction to spring bulbs surfaces. It has been going on for nearly forty years now and it seems to get worse every year.  I know I am not alone suffering from this problem and I think it is about time we all confessed to what we added to our collection this year. This month should see the end of the credit card bills and it is time to looks forward to all our little treasures popping up in the next few months. 

Here is my list. Allium 'Mount Everest'.  Crocus  sieberi 'Ronald Ginns'.  Cyclamen coum 'Maurice Dryden'.   Eranthis hyemalis 'Schnefelglanz'.  Eranthis hyemalis 'Orange Glow'. Erythronium dens canis 'Old Aberdeen'.  Prepared Hyacinths 'Jan Bos and 'Gypsy Queen'.  Iris reticulata 'Gordon'.  Tulipa clisianna 'Honky Tonk'.  Tulipa 'Blue Beauty'.  Tulipa 'City of Vancoover'.  Tulipa 'Slawa'.  Tulipa humilis 'Persian Pearl'  and two packets of purple and white tulips from Woodies.

I would love to hear what other members have bought this autumn and of course photos of beautiful flowering bulbs next spring. 

Also, it might encourage members to write the odd journal on this site as everyone is very silent these days.


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Jacinta D Jacinta D 09 November 2017 16:52:51

I got plenty of bulbs in the Mr. Middleton sale a while back, but nothing unusual. And certainly not as wide a range as your lot. Your garden will be a riot of colour in Spring, Mary.

Unfortunately my days in the garden are very limited these days as Dad has been in hospital for the last two weeks, so I'm visiting twice daily.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 09 November 2017 18:04:54

I am so sorry that your Dad is going through such a bad time. It must have been very hard on him to have problems with his house. I hope he makes a speedy recovery and gets back soon to his home.


Jacinta D Jacinta D 09 November 2017 18:35:19

He's in hospital only with a minor ailment, thank God, Mary. And work starts on his house next Monday. Thank you.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 09 November 2017 19:58:31

Glad to hear that it is only a minor ailment and that work is starting on his house! Jacinta. Having the problems with the house must be very distressing on him. 


Jacinta D Jacinta D 09 November 2017 20:12:04

The beginning of the work has been well-timed as he'll be going to a respite home for two weeks, and hopefully can come home to a comfortable and safe house.


JoanG JoanG 09 November 2017 23:14:48

We gardeners perfectly understand addiction to bulbs, Mary; after all, we must have something to look forward to as our gardens start to go quiet in autumn.  You have a lovely selection there which will delight you in spring ... worth every penny!  I bought a fair amount too and will post a journal as soon as I find my list.

Jacinta, sorry to hear about your Dad's ailment and house troubles.  I do hope he recovers well and will soon be back home safe and sound. I'm sure he appreciates all the care you are giving him. 


Jacinta D Jacinta D 10 November 2017 08:04:32

Thank you, both. :)


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 11 November 2017 01:05:04

Good news Jacinta that things are moving for your Dad. Hospital visiting is very exhausting without having to keep an eye on the house as well! Take care of yourself too!

Mary - that is a very impressive haul of bulbs! I have to confess to not buying ANY bulbs this year, but work I'm doing recovering the border beside the new patio is turning up lots of bulbs which I hope to re-plant in a way that I can remember where they are in future! It will be a wonderful surprise when I see what the bulbs are, as I am not good at identifying them in their dormant state LOL


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