May is always referred to as the month of flowers both wild flowers in the hedgerows and flowers in the garden. We were told that roses pruned in the early days of January should flower for the feast of Saint George, which of course was 10 days ago but having said that, the buds are bursting on all the roses. Watch out and dead head them continually and you will have roses in bloom for months. A little chore we are reminded of is to collect flower bulbs such as iris, daffodil and tulip bulbs. Now this points to a letter from a reader just this week who asks 'could she leave her daffodil bulbs where they are even though some of them didn't come into flower this year?' My answer to this Jill, is that there are two schools of thought about bulbs. There are those gardeners who like to dig up their bulbs and let them thoroughly dry out before putting them in a safe place until its planting time again. The other approach is to leave them where they are, allow the greenery to die back and just happily forget them until they come again. By all means, plant a few annuals in between where the bulbs are, to have some colour for the next few months. I personally, being a bit of a lazy gardener opt for the second approach which is to leave everything in place, at least I know where they are and there is no fear of forgetting to plant them at the correct time later in the year. I get lovely surprises when these bulbs pop up all over the place and never seem to let me down, at least that is what we have experienced again this year. Thank you for that question Jill.
Gardening In Majorca
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