English Bluebells

hugh_tMay 11, 2010

Plant two or three times the bulb size, measured to the bottom of the bulb.

I have already prepared the ground for this Fall planting using a little Mantis rototiller in the root filled ground in the woods.

I just make trenches and scatter the bulbs and leave them as they fall.

This Fall I am doing thousands. I want a display. Van Engelen Bulb prices look like $300 a thousand.

Crazy about English Bluebells.

Hugh

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Will expect a gorgeous picture!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2010 at 9:21PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

These are in my woods now.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2010 at 1:23PM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Since you are in the US wonder if you are really talking about true English bluebells, as in Flora's photo or are instead talking about one of the other, more common ones - many grown over here as Spanish bluebells are hybrids between English and Spanish. In my area these are often disliked as they often grow readily, multiply and come up where not wanted.

I ordered English bluebells last year from a US bulb specialist, with a catalog written in such a way as to suggest they should know. What came up this year appears so far to be hybrid or perhaps even Spanish. I have not looked at them closely, with an eye toward technical details as the inflorescence structure really looks wrong for English and no fragrance is discernible - at least without getting down and my hands and knees.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2010 at 2:26PM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

Wow, flora! What a picture!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 6:01PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I hate Spanish bluebells almost as much as I hate lily of the valley.....I've love some English ones though.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 12:19PM
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