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English Bluebells

Posted by hugh_t (My Page) on
Tue, May 11, 10 at 9:51

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.

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RE: English Bluebells

Will expect a gorgeous picture!

RE: English Bluebells

These are in my woods now.


RE: English Bluebells

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, May 26, 10 at 14:26

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.

RE: English Bluebells

Wow, flora! What a picture!

RE: English Bluebells

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

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