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Bulbs

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » July 12th, 2015, 11:03 am

Bulbs are fascinating they enchant you with beautiful blooms without much fuss.
In my early days of gardening I tried every bulb that I could lay my hands on.
Due to my in-experience or other reasons I gave up all except a few.

A lot of data is available on internet especially from various sites/universities of USA but none from places say like Lahore.
I find that many members of this form are growing a variety of bulbs under different conditions.
It would be very educating for all of us if each was to give in detail her/his experience regarding each bulb being grown under local conditions, the success the failures and so on.
Please give your experience of each bulb, regarding general management, grown in pots or beds, the soil, lifted or left in soil, stored dry or moist, in storage kept at room temperature or chilled, planting time, watering, fertilisation and any other point considered relevant.
This data would be much, much more reliable and useful than any found on internet.
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Re: Bulbs

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » July 14th, 2015, 11:33 am

Some friends imported various bulbs last year I request them to advise.
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Re: Bulbs

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » July 18th, 2015, 6:51 am

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:Some friends imported various bulbs last year I request them to advise.
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Dr. Khan Sb, Hamad from Wah and others of group purchase, why the reluctance?

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Re: Bulbs

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » July 24th, 2015, 7:59 am

OK forget it.

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Re: Bulbs

Post by yawer » July 28th, 2015, 5:27 am

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:OK forget it.
I planted around 50 bulbs of 'Nargis' in beds for wild growth, soil was sandy silt. They went very well, also bloomed. Unfortunately bulbs were dug up and eaten by porcupine. So lesson learnt that now i will have to first get rid of this issue before planting more.

However the places where this is not an issue i plan to plant bulbs, but need to have a mixed wild growth in an area of about 100 square feet.

What bulbs grow best for a climate like Islamabad ?

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Re: Bulbs

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » August 1st, 2015, 1:03 pm

However the places where this is not an issue i plan to plant bulbs, but need to have a mixed wild growth in an area of about 100 square feet.
Would look wonderful only if not over powered by grasses/weeds.
:idea: Pre pair ground, Fertilise and water, when moist and not muddy cover it with thick black plastic, Cut X and plant bulbs through the X.

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Re: Bulbs

Post by yawer » August 1st, 2015, 9:28 pm

Got it !
Thanks a lot
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Re: Bulbs

Post by Hamad » August 3rd, 2015, 10:58 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:
Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:Some friends imported various bulbs last year I request them to advise.
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Dr. Khan Sb, Hamad from Wah and others of group purchase, why the reluctance?

Aoa Arif sb

I was unable to post on GP coz of my poor health since last days of Ramadan, my imported bulbs are doing great in their second year with me and I m satisfied with their progress so far,, I would say it was 99% success except alstromeria, I will come back later with some more details lnshAllah.

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Re: Bulbs

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » August 4th, 2015, 9:37 am

Wishing you a fast recovery.Regards
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Re: Bulbs

Post by Hamad » August 6th, 2015, 3:32 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:Wishing you a fast recovery.Regards
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