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along. Pa­per­whites can go in mid-Oc­to­ber or Novem­ber, bring­ing them in­side at the be­gin­ning of De­cem­ber. Chris­tine rec­om­mends Nar­cis­sus ‘Ziva’ for per­fect Christ­mas presents. She ad­vo­cates sup­port­ing them with sil­ver and white twigs. Iris retic­u­lata ‘Pauline’ is a favourite of Frank Teeuw of Gee Tee bulbs – plant in Oc­to­ber and bring in when they are ½-¾in high; they will lift your spir­its in the new year. The best tulips, old and new, The clos­ing date for this year’s Gar­den­ing Against the Odds awards is tomorrow, Mon­day Septem­ber 30. There’s still time to nom­i­nate a gar­dener or group of gar­den­ers for this spe­cial award, which The Sun­day Tele­graph runs with the Con­ser­va­tion Foun­da­tion. En­try de­tails at tele­graph.­deningawards. For more in­for­ma­tion go to con­ser­va­tion­foun­da­

Spring glory: main im­age at Ult­ing Wick, Tulipa ‘Queen of the Night’ (dark), ‘Barcelona’ (pink), ‘Mau­reen’ (cream), ‘Negrita’ (ma­genta) be­hind and Nar­cis­sus ‘Ice Wings’ in pot; clock­wise from top left, ‘Fe­bru­ary Gold’; ‘Pauline’; Nar­cis­sus ‘Ziva’; and...

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