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alliums growing in the fern bed



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Love allium - go well with the fern

12 Jun, 2011

 

Absolutely. Wonder why the foliage on mine all dies before the flower head opens!

19 Jun, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Wagger
where these are growing it is quite damp,wonder if yours are a lot drier,

19 Jun, 2011

 

Thanks for that info Bjs - they're in pots and I have watered regularly this year (that's not to say I water regularly every year, lol). Perhaps they don't like pots? - in which case I'll have to get them planted in the ground.

20 Jun, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Never grown them in pots,they do have very hungry roots so could be.

20 Jun, 2011

 

At least it will give me empty pots to try some eremurus, lol.

20 Jun, 2011

uma
Uma
 

Brilliant picture, Brian!

28 Jun, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Thanks Dawn & Uma

30 Jun, 2011

 

I like the colour combo; also the texture combo..catches the eye!

18 Aug, 2011

 

I love the combination. Are the plants more in the sun or in the shade. I would love to do this next year but it would have to be more shade than sun. What do you think? Thanks, Wells. A beautiful dog too.

7 Sep, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Wells
Midsummer (assuming we have sun) about 5 hrs maximum this would be down to about 3.5 hours now September.
Did you spot the wire around the Allium,they started to bend over possible from lack of light(to shaded) or maybe to much rain.They looked good and produced loads of seed which is a bonus.
Brian

7 Sep, 2011

 

thanks Brian. I do think they are very beautiful, but I still have to get them together with my ferns. Your very effective idea.

7 Jun, 2013

 

am looking over some ideas, did not spot the wire!

28 Jan, 2015

bjs
Bjs
 

Wells the wire has a two fold use,these allium grow quite tall in the semi shaded area they are in the wire stops them bending over also helps to prevent Jamie springer sitting on them or worse charging through them.
B

29 Jan, 2015

 

See the wire now. Am definitely doing this idea this year.
One more question, do your Alliums come back, or do you plant new ones every year?

14 Jan, 2018

bjs
Bjs
 

Wells
the smaller varieties seem to thrive and increase but the taller ones seem much more temperamental that picture was taken 6/7 years ago one survives there,think a bit to much shade in most parts of my garden.

14 Jan, 2018

 

Thanks, that has been my experience also. The little ones go everywhere, but the spiky ones do not. I thought maybe it was Vermont cold, but really we are not that cold...Definitely behind all of you the other side of the pond. And every winter is different.

17 Jan, 2018

bjs
Bjs
 

Wells
Weather has over the years become wetter and warmer in the winter months here,When i started this garden back in the 1960s magnolias I planted flowered mid April now it is often early March,we have cold periods but they often last only a few days

17 Jan, 2018



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