Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 39: Plant daf­fodils

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

Daf­fodils are ready to plant now, long be­fore other spring bulbs. To nat­u­ralise them in grass, throw them around and plant them where they land. Use a long-han­dled bulb planter to ex­tract plugs of turf, in­sert the bulb, lose a bit of soil and re­place the turf cap. The best daf­fodils for this style of plant­ing are smaller forms such as Fe­bru­ary Gold or Nar­cis­sus pseudonar­cis­sus. On a damp slope, the filmy beauty of N. bul­bocodium is a spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence. Your plan­ta­tions will flour­ish and spread with the pas­sage of the years, so con­sider lo­ca­tion with care.


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