Bountiful Bulbs

I am an absolute sucker for virtually any type of bulb. In the past 12 months I have given into my addiction and started up a collection.  I’m limited in what I can try as I don’t have any real garden beds (I live on the 5th floor).  Instead everything must cope with being pot bound.  I thought I’d share with you some of the lovely spring blooming bulbs that I’ve been enjoying lately.  First up is this stunning orange tritonia…

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Albuca Success!

I’m very happy to report that one of my first bulb experiments, Albuca spiralis, has been a great success.  The yellowy green flowers were quite dainty and even held a chocolatey surprise…

 

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September 6, 2010 | Posted in: Bulbs | Comments Closed

The Yellow Sparaxis

Months ago I was trawling ebay searching for something unusual, something I hadn’t seen before.  Naturally I was looking in the garden and plant section and was quickly rewarded with an offering of yellow sparaxis bulbs.  Never having heard of yellow sparaxis I snapped them up without hesitation and planted them as soon as they arrived.  Now I’m pleased to report that they are indeed yellow!

Sparaxis grandiflora ssp acutiloba flowers WEB

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August 15, 2010 | Posted in: Bulbs | Comments Closed

Saffron comes to Sydney

Saffron flowers

Saffron flowers

Call me crazy but the other day I decided to buy some saffron bulbs and give them a go. The allure of the world’s most expensive spice and its pretty crocus flowers was enough to sway me.

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December 23, 2009 | Posted in: Bulbs | Comments Closed

The Albuca Arrival

Albuca spiralis

Albuca spiralis

I love getting mail. Love it. And what could be more exciting than getting garden related mail? Not much I say. Today marked the safe arrival, in the mail, of my latest bulb purchase – Albuca spiralis.

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November 17, 2009 | Posted in: Bulbs | Comments Closed