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All the gardening programmes and magazine articles are telling us that if we want to have spring colour we need to take the time to plant our bulbs and seeds now. Of course, it is not enough to plant the seeds and bulbs, we need to make sure they are planted correctly and looked after and then we can look forward to having beautiful colour next Easter.
A few weeks ago we spoke about the tiny, early spring bulbs that flower in late winter and at the very start of spring. This week let’s consider narcissi – known to most of us as daffodils. As a rule of thumb, the smaller the bulb and the earlier it flowers, the sooner you need to get it in the ground to allow root and shoot formation in time for the main event – blooming. It’s still a bit early for tulips as current advice is to plant them when it gets really cold – November or December is fine and you can even get away with planting them in January, as all but the early ones don’t flower till April or May.
March is the month when daffodils really come into their own and look wonderful planted en masse, especially around the base of mature trees. You can extend the daffodil season, however, by introducing different varieties so as to enjoy golden yellow or white blooms from February right through to April.
Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, is urging the public to support the annual Fuchsia Appeal.
The team at PoppySeed Gourmet Cafés is passionate about making creative homemade food and the new spring-summer menu is its best yet.
Early this morning, letting the dog out to, ahem, powder her nose in the garden, a gentle humming reminded me that the day’s work was already under way for bees on the early shift. Closer inspection of a nearby catmint revealed several little furry bodies buzzing harmoniously as they moved methodically from one bloom to the next. This plant – Nepeta “Six Hills Giant” – is a magnet for them and you will often find several bees busy at work on the same plant.
Dahlias were such a revelation for me when I first got interested in gardening. I could not believe that the brown, wizened, dried up tuber in the packet would produce the dazzling blooms printed on the cover in just a few short months. Armed with some helpful advice from the sales lady (for instance which was the right way up!) I gave them a try and I was thrilled with the results – they’re brilliant plants for beginner gardeners because you get such magical results so quickly – within a few months of planting the tuber you can get dozens of fabulous blooms.
Red poppies are worn in remembrance of the dead of WWI but for many the symbol is considered a glorification of war or a way of avoiding acknowledging its horrors and devastation, and so the white poppy has become an alternative.
Spring is in the air, and there is nothing nicer than freshly grown tulips providing a burst of colour to your house.
Archers of Ballina invite anyone with an interest in gardening to browse their selection of seeds, plants, bulbs as-well as the extensive range of garden tools, ornaments, paving, decking and much more. With a garden centre stocked for the 2013 season carrying a wide variety of bedding plants and shrubs, there is something on offer for the expert gardener as-well as those just starting out.