Deeper planting bulbs

Lauw de Jager
Mon, 17 Nov 2003 07:18:47 PST
Dear Mark,

Some years ago I also attended a a talk given by Ian Young and I  very much
agree with you. He has some excellent and often original advise,  well
presented  with lots of Scottish humor.

However regrding the depth of seeds it depends very much on the  species.
Kind regards


le 17/11/03 9:55, Mark Smyth à a écrit :
 This weekend I attended a talk by Ian Young from Aberdeen and the ex
> President of Scottish Rock. He covered the topic of how deep to plant bulbs.
> He said that bulbs are much happier deep and will spend years pulling
> themselves down at the expense of flowers. He showed us bulbs of Frits and
> Narcissus that were elongating to go deeper. One slide showed a Narcissus
> bulb which over three years had pulled itself deeper. Two old dried up bulbs
> were above the new bulb. Only recently I had dug up some Galanthus which had
> two bulbs seperated by an elongated bulb. If anyone wants to see a photo
> email me.
> This also goes for all round bulb seeds like Crocus, Narcissus, Galanthus.
> Not Frits which are blown by the wind. He plants the seeds half way down the
> pot! We say slides to show the differences in depth.
> I highly recommend that you book Ian Young, and his wife Maggy, for  a talk
> or two. The two talks I was present at last weekend were the best I have
> ever seen. I learnt so much.

Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 8 Olivier)

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