Place bulbs shoulder to shoulder across the surface of the soil, leaving no space between them. Then top off with more potting soil so the bulbs are just slightly below the surface. Water each container thoroughly, and finish with a layer of mulch. Leave pots outdoors for winter chilling. The more exposure to cold the bulbs get, the better they’ll bloom. In the South, bulbs in containers will bloom better than bulbs in the ground because cold air envelopes the pots, reaching all of the soil.

"Sandwich" Bulbs for Six Weeks of Blooms

Place bulbs shoulder to shoulder across the surface of the soil, leaving no space between them. Then top off with more potting soil so the bulbs are just slightly below the surface. Water each container thoroughly, and finish with a layer of mulch.

Secret Veggie Garden - looks a lot like mine, maybe build up a higher hedge rather than just the lavender

Secret Veggie Garden - maybe with a boxwood hedge on the outside. I like the idea of the garden being in a fenced area. It's another room in your outdoor space.

A luscious life: Picnics

Small Garden Party,when you invite a your frends to party tea nice idea. Such a dreamy garden

Love this idea, if I had a stone garden I would do something like this - or turn it into a water feature

Love this idea, if I had a stone garden I would do something like this - or turn it into a water feature - Gardening Ideas

1 Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna’ from the mildly aromatic silvery green leaves to the violet flower spikes with purple stems. Bees love the flowers that stay looking sharp long after the petals fall, thanks to papery bracts that hold their colour. Dead-heading – either little and often or in one go – encourages new flowering side-shoots till October.  'Caradonna’ loves sun; use it as a purple ribbon through late season grasses or, at 18in (45cm), it is the perfect centrepiece for a pot.

1 Salvia nemorosa from the mildly aromatic silvery green leaves to the violet flower spikes with purple stems. Bees love the flowers that stay looking sharp long after the petals fall, thanks to papery bracts that hold their colour.

Sambucus Black Lace. A shrub with similar leaves to a Japanese Maple, but that tolerates partial shade.  Can be pruned back hard in the fall or left to grow to 8-10 ft.

A shrub with similar leaves to a Japanese Maple, but that tolerates partial shade. Can be pruned back hard in the fall or left to grow to ft. Got this great plant - hereford uk

Weed-smothering groundcover: Vinca - Enjoy vinca's colorful blooms from spring through fall. The blue, purple, or white flowers provide a colorful accent to the shiny, green foliage. This easy, adaptable groundcover tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.  Note: It can also grow very quickly -- to the point some gardeners call it invasive.  Name: Vinca minor.  Growing Conditions: Part to full shade and moist, well-drained soil.  Size: 8 inches tall.   Zones: 4-9

Easy Groundcovers

Vinca -(myrtle) part to full shade Enjoy vincas colorful blooms from spring through fall. The blue, purple, or white flowers provide a colorful accent to the shiny, green foliage. This easy, adaptable groundcover tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.

Helleborus purpurascens - Often the first flowers can be seen low to the ground in December (usually before the new foliage appears), but they continue to open as the red-spotted stems grow, right through until early spring. A variable but very pretty deciduous clump-forming perennial that makes excellent groundcover in partial shade.

Helleborus purpurascens

Fern and hosta in pot for shady areas. - Compost Rules.

I've always liked the Japanese Painted Fern. Japanese painted fern fronds peeking out from the hosta leaves. Love the idea of a potted hosta and the added fern is just the right touch here!

Summer border with Crocosmia 'Lucifer' and Stipa gigantea in July

GAP Gardens - Summer border with Crocosmia 'Lucifer' and Stipa gigantea in July - Image No: 0073122 - Photo by Howard Rice

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