Monthly Archives: October 2009

The signs of autumn are all around us now; the leaves changing colour, the shortening days, the blackened heaps of foliage that used to be our geraniums in the garden. All of these indicators point to the fact that it’s time to plant bulbs for colour next spring, and for many springs to come if […]

Bulbs can be a mystery to a novice gardener, for a host of reasons. What happens over the winter after I plant them, how do they survive and then rise out of the newly-thawed soil in spring? How deep are they planted, which end goes up? Mystery. Then there is the timing of the bloom […]