French garden diary - March 2019

Zinnias put zing into your garden - Cathy Thompson revels her flower bulb likes and dislikes for April planting

Memories of snowdrops and the reticulate iris are beginning to fade, but now is a good time to review your successes and failures with these tiniest bulbs, and perhaps plant a groundcover that may solve your issues in 2020.

One of the most common complaints about the tiny reticulate irises (which take their name from the pattern of the netting that covers the bulbs) is that they tend to come up one year and fail to show the next. Perhaps you have a form, like ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’, that comes from a species liable to split into a mass of tiny bulbs? In which case, patience is all ...

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