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Bluebells (Hyacinthoides Non-Scripta)

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    Native variety. Hyacinthoides Non-scripta.

    Once established, hyacinthoides (previously classified as scilla) will spread rapidly.

    • Article number
      BOB12
    • EAN code
      5015882013647
    • Brand
      Taylors Bulbs
    • Bulb Size (cm)
      6up
    • Flower Colour
      Blue
    • Flowering Height
      30cm/12 inches
    • Flowering Month
      May
    • Fragrance
      Good
    • Garden Style
      Cottage & Informal Garden, Patio & Container, Wildlife Garden, Woodland Garden
    • Moisture
      Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
    • Number of Bulbs Per Pack
      10
    • Planting Depth
      10cm/4 inches
    • Planting Distance
      10cm/4 inches
    • Planting Time
      August Onwards
    • Planting Types
      Banks and Slopes, Borders and Beds, Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs, Pots & Containers, Naturalising
    • Soil Type
      Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
    • Sunlight
      Partial Shade

     

     

     

    General Planting Advice


    Top Tips for Bulbs Planting:
    1. Buying – When buying your bulbs, choose bulbs that are firm and feel heavy for their size. Reject any that are mouldy, damaged or feel soft.
    2. Planting Depth – Bulbs generally need to be planted about twice their height depth.
    3. Group Together – Plant bulbs in groups – odd numbers of bulbs in each group work the best. Generally the larger the group, the better the display looks. Single bulbs dotted around the garden never seem to make an impact.
    4. Woodland Planting – If you are going for a random effect in a woodland/wild setting, throw the bulbs in front of you and plant them where the land. This helps to avoid a ‘regimented’ look.
    5. Don’t Mix – Try not to plant a mix of bulbs together unless they are combination. Make sure to check flowering times and heights, as this can often lead to a disappointing show.
    6. Container Planting – Most bulbs tend to do well in containers. Dwarf varieties will often echo the scale of the container.

    Successional Display

    Your garden and containers can look sensational for weeks if you choose bulbs for a successional display.

    What to do if your bulbs fail to flower!

    Where established clumps of your bulbs fail to produce a successful display, follow these simple steps to help revive them for the following years:

    • Water and feed clumps throughout spring, and leave the stalks/leaves to die down naturally.
    • Mark the position of underperforming clumps. Make a note in your diary to lift, divide and replant these bulbs in September-October.
    • Replant at 3-4 times the depth of the bulb, into soil that has been improved with garden compost. Give each bulb its own space, so that it grows on strongly next spring.
    • Repeat this autumn lifting and dividing every three-four years.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Snowdrops & Bluebells

    • The first reference to snowdrops in our gardens dates back to 1597.
    • Carl Linnaeus who in 1754 named them Galanthus Nivalis, meaning “milk flower of the snow” in Greek/Latin.
    • Snowdrops were anciently known as “Candlemas bells”, reflecting their traditional flowering time around early February time.
    • A new variety named Galanthus Elwesii was first introduced in 1874 from Turkey.

    Snowdrop Q&A:
    1. How often should I divide my clumps of snowdrops?
    You can leave them to grow bigger and flowering should not be restricted for many years. Dividing them every two years can improve your stocks quickly. For the best results, divide them immediately after flowering, whilst the leave are still green.
    2. Why aren’t my snowdrops multiplying?
    This could be because you are growing them in hard, dry, clay soil and are being baked in the sun. Snowdrops are best under trees and shrubs due to the lack of light.
    3. What is the best type of soil for snowdrops?
    Snowdrops will grow in most garden soils, but will not if the soil is dry for long periods. Also maintain levels of organic matter, as soils low in organic matter will produce poorer results.
    4. Are snowdrops worth cutting and bringing indoors?
    As long as you’ve got enough in the garden display, then yes! Warm indoor air helps release the scent of flowers, so they’ll smell stronger. To make them last as long as possible cut as much stalk off with the flowers as you can and keep them cool. Try not to remove the leaves, as that weakens the bulbs.
    5. How close to trees can I plant snowdrops?
    Don’t plant them too close as snowdrops do not do well in heavy shade. So it is best to plant snowdrops towards the edge of the tree canopy. This also makes planting easier because the soil will not be as dry or as full of roots.


    Snowdrop Tips:

    • Avoid planting snowdrop on its own, as they’re much better in small clumps. This will produce a better and more visual display.
    • You will need to water and look after snowdrops after moving/planting them.
    • To divide an existing clump, dig it up and split it. Put half back in the same hole, so there’s still a substantial clump. Then take the other half and split again. This is the best way to form big patches quickly.
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    Easy As 1.2.3 – Snowdrops:

    1. Lift them – Snowdrops will spread to create a carpet across your garden. To encourage this, and keep them healthy and vigorous, divide clumps as the flowers fade.
    2. Divide them – Tease the clumps apart by hand, taking care not to tear the root structure. Once you have separated them into clusters of 3-5 bulbs, replant them.
    3. Replant them – Make fresh planting holes nearby, leaving space for the clumps to grow again (about 15cm apart). Improve the soil before planting with compost for best results.


    English, Spanish and Hybrid bluebells – How to spot the difference:

    •  What colours are the flowers? - Native species’ flowers are a deep blue, whilst Spanish bluebells tend to have pale-blue/pink flowers.
    • Do the flowers have any scent? - The native bluebell has a strong sweet smell; Spanish ones are not scented.
    • What shape are the flowers? - Flowers of native bluebells are narrow and tubular, with the tips of the petals rolled back. Whereas the Spanish bluebells are more bell shaped.
    • How are the flowers arranged? - The native bluebell has flowers on mostly one side of the stem. Spanish bluebells tend to have them arranged around the whole stem.
    • What colour is the pollen? - Native bluebells have creamy white pollen, while Spanish bluebells have pale green/blue pollen.
    • What shape are the leaves? - The native bluebell has narrow leaves that are pointed at the tip; whereas Spanish ones have much broader leaves with a rounded tip.

    Hybrids are between the two, as they are very common and share the characteristics of both the Native and Spanish plants.

     

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