Monday, August 31, 2009


Endymion, English-Spanish Bluebell
The bluebells have came out during the past couple of days and I have is a nice border of them under an old apricot tree and a few others amongst some roses. The 'bluebell fantasy' is to have a whole woodland garden filled with them, mass planted under deciduous trees preferably silver Birch. One of my bulb books says they have a sweet-sharp fragrance and are worth picking as they can fill the house with this fragrance for days.This I must try. Bulbs are usually available for sale in February /March and shade is recommended but if planted in a sunny spot the foliage tends to stay more upright supporting the flower stems. In shade the leaves lay flat on the ground and look as if a cat has been sleeping in that patch of the garden.

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