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What to plant, right time of the year for daffodil?


 
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Annamoe99
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: What to plant, right time of the year for daffodil? Reply with quote

Hi

We moved into a new house last year which has a big front garden.
As complete newcomers to even having a garden, we don't have a clue what to plant. We were thinking about daffodils to begin with because we think they are straight forward. Is it the right time of the year for daffodils, can anyone suggest a couple of nice varieties, where to get them (we live in co Wicklow) and any other useful advice would be great
Thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see no one has replied to you.......very briefly, the time to plant spring bulbs is in the autumn, and you will be able to buy them at any garden centre then.
In the meantime, start to look around at what other people are growing in your area, that will give you an idea of what plants like your particular conditions......and buy a couple of beginners' gardening books. We all started as beginners and made plenty of mistakes, and slowly learnt a little as we went along. That is the great thing about gardening.....as long as you are enjoying it, there are no fixed rules as to how to embark on this journey. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
I see no one has replied to you.......


Yep, the thread is only being found now after the mod attached a descriptive title.

Annamoe99, as well as the books mentioned by Sive, it would be worth your while have a good read of these two articles.....

Bulb Planting in Ireland

Bulbs sown for spring are an investment in your garden.

On the subject of daffodil varieties, I don't go in much for the fanciful varieties, instead my favourite is the plain and hardy "King Alfred".

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the dwarf 'Tete-a-tete' daffs myself for pots and the rockery.
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