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How to Grow and Care for Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)

Hippeastrum bulbs are popular gifts at Christmas. They are often commonly, but incorrectly, known as amaryllis. The varieties I’m growing are https://www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk/hippeastrum-lady-jane-amarylis-bulbs-pid8062.html https://www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk/hippeastrum-benfica-agm-amaryllis-bulbs-pid8060.html

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Planting Spring Bulbs

October, November and even December in a mild year is the time to plant Spring flower bulbs. Plant when you are sure no frosts are forecast for the proceeding few days. Daffodils, tulips, crocus, grape hyacinths and snowdrops, to name a few, will give a flash of colour in Spring. …

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Hyacinths for Christmas Colour

If you can’t wait for the first spring bulbs to bloom next year and want to have flowers at home during Christmas, Hyacinths are perfect for adding a splash of colour to the dark early evenings with the added scented bonus. This is achieved by using ‘pre-chilled’ bulbs, these are …

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RHS London Rose Show

I recently visited the RHS London Rose Show and chatted with Steven Hoy from Harkness Roses to ask about the correct way to plant a rose. I also discover what the Historic Roses Group is all about with Bev Bond and how you can use roses in the kitchen with Joe …

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