What an afternoon we had! I can only describe it as a romp through almost every spring plant through to early summer accompanied by the most beautiful photos.
Samantha pointed out that many spring bulbs are alpines and get water from melting snow. They need to be planted quite deep so they don’t dry out, particularly in a trough.
We were told that cyclamen hederofolia would out compete coum and therefore needed to be planted separately. Be careful with crocus if you have squirrels—they eat the bulbs.
She moved on to trees and shrubs—camellia be careful where you plant it so it isn’t burnt by early morning sun.
It is impossible to do justice to her talk. She kept us entertained for an hour and I certainly learned a lot.
Excerpt from Newsletter article by Helen Lewis