|The package arrives.|
In December I joined the UK Spalding Bulb Blogger Club and I was able to choose a plant from their catalogue for free. I chose a Hydrangea 'Magical Moonlight' which arrived in its dormant stage which is the perfect time for planting. I planted it straight away in a pot and waited and waited.... and finally this month I see some growth (pictured below) - hooray for Spring growth. I'm sure it'll get established in no time and I'm hoping for some lovely white blooms this Summer. If you click on Hydrangea you will see what the plant will look like in flower (it's lovely).
|Dec 2012 - dormant Hydrangea.|
|May 2013 - Spring growth.|
|Spalding also sent me 100 bulbs of various types - tulip, allium, anemone, narcissus, muscari and iris. Due to the Christmas holidays I planted the bulbs in pots in January. However they're doing well as per the photos below.|
|Narcissus Tete-A-Tete planted with Muscari are currently in flower. |
(Photo taken 7 May 2013.)
|The Tulips are lovely and more still to come. I believe tulips are a bit later this year. |
(Photo taken 24 May 2013.)
If you're interested in this opportunity do get in touch with Spalding. They also run Blogger Club competitions during the year - see example here.
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