Dig In

Condé Nast House & Garden - - DESIGN NOTES -

We get the low-down on plant­ing, grow­ing and main­tain­ing a bulb and grass gar­den from Fairholme owner Dun­can Hen­der­son.

Dig over the ground in late sum­mer and leave fal­low for about six weeks for early win­ter weeds to ger­mi­nate. Dig over again just be­fore plant­ing. Aim to start plant­ing in late au­tumn (May). Each bulb type is only cut back af­ter it has dried out and scat­tered its seed. The Aris­tida grass is cut back in mid­win­ter af­ter flow­er­ing. Once planted, do care­ful weed­ing and no dig­ging. Fer­tilise with 3-2-1 in the spring, and again af­ter the main flush of flow­er­ing at the end of Novem­ber. Wa­ter twice weekly.

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