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Trinity Free Church gardens. Narcissus flowering at back of building 16th November 2020 001

Trinity Free Church gardens. Narcissus flowering at back of building on 16th November 2020!!!



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How often do you see a photo like this? I've been keeping my eye on these Narcissus for several weeks now wondering if they would really flower & what the flowers might look like! Well, now I know! Best of all there is at least one more bud that will flower in a few weeks time, probably when this one is going over.

Some years ago I found many Daffodils flowering in a village not far from here but that was nearly Christmas but to see Narcissus flowering in the middle of November??? WOW!

16 Nov, 2020

 

That's very early, are they 'prepared bulbs', like the Hyacinths you can buy to flower early for Christmas ?

16 Nov, 2020

 

It’s a lovely variety isn’t it! Have to agree, so very early to flower! Saying that, it’s a pleasant surprise!

17 Nov, 2020

 

No, Hywel, they are bulbs I planted 5 or more years ago & have never been touched since. They haven't been watered or fed or anything in several years.They just "get on with life"!

It's a variety I bought once, probably a pack of mixed bulbs, that flowered on the balcony & that I later planted in the church gardens.

The very first time it occurred to me to do that I planted pots full of bulbs directly into the soil, without breaking them up, I just dug a hole & put the contents of the pots directly in. The only problem really is that narrow border is generally very dry except when we get a lot of rain.

17 Nov, 2020

 

What but bulbs gives such a display and so much pleasure for so little outlay!Well planted, that man!
It the border is dry have you tried tulips?They like to be dry in summer.

17 Nov, 2020

 

Gosh that is early I expect its in a very sheltered spot ..

18 Nov, 2020

 

Yorkslass, the great majority of the border is filled up with white Phlox that is slowly taking over the entire border. A couple of more years &, if the bulbs survive, they will grow up amongst the Phlox!

I haven't worked on the church gardens in a couple of years as the church has employed a gardening company to look after the gardens.

You could be right Amy as there is a potato plant in a corner about 3ft away that has been growing there since before I put the bulbs in the border! Every year it grows even though it's very dry there yet has survived untouched all these years! I used to water it at the same time as the bulbs for 2 or 3 years but in the last 3 it hasn't had any artificial watering that I'm aware of.

18 Nov, 2020



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