Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

More Narcissus

Double Trumpet Narcissus
April 16, 2010

There is one large clump of double trumpet narcissus in the gardens.  It has spread from last year which is something I've been encouraging.  The foliage of all spring bulbs should be left alone until it completely turns brown and can gently be pulled away.  Protect the foliage from lawn mower damage if necessary to allow it to die back.  This can easily be achieved using a tomato cage.  Leaving the foliage feeds the bulbs aiding in the naturalization of the clumps.  The folowing year the clumps will be bigger and showier.  You will be glad you did this extra step!

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome


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