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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 16-07-2014, 17:26 Thread Starter
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planting Bluebells

Our back garden has a protected status area behind, that stretches for around 1/4 mile parallel to our road. it is mainly trees and is not managed so rather overgrown. full of wildlife.
However this means that we are restricted as to what we can plant in the area next to it.
Our choice will be Bluebells, has anyone got them and which would be best.


what I forgot to ask is what does do about cutting the grass that the Bluebells are in.

Don't be silly all the time ask your question.
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See if there are any bluebells nearby, wait for them to drop their seeds and those will be best suited to the soil in the area, rather than one which looks nice, but dies.

Here be the way ti do it.
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You really should plant ENGLISH Bluebells NOT the Spanish ones......

this source means buying them - OK I know that's expensive, but decent bulbs will give you a decent return, trying to collect seed is not an easy thing to do and not easy to germinate....

The Spanish one Hyacinthoides hispanica is larger and more aggressive, there are concerns that it is deposing the English form In England (apparently it is rare in Scotland).

Nice flowers and once the bulbs are planted the number will increase over a number of years, as regards cutting the grass where they are, we cut around clumps of bulbs until the leaves turn brown and die back - that gives the plant the maximum time to "refill" the bulb so you get a decent show the following year.

If you cut back too early they may still grow but often "blind" with no flower for that year......


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