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    Can any help me?
    I want to plant alliums in my garden, but a lot of sites say they will take years to grow, is this from seed or does it also apply if i bought bulbs?

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    You can buy bulbs that will flower the first year after planting. They are very easy plants to please, but they do want a well drained soil and appreciate being in the sun. Make sure you plant the bulbs fairly deep - three or four times the size of the bulb.

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    Great, thanks Tam.

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    I bought a few bulbs of all sizes and they have spread like mad over the past couple of years - theyre my real favourites,and the seedheads also look good long after the floweres are over - even when the frost has come...
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    if you want some ive just ordered some of these
    10 Allium Christophii (Albopilosum) - Mirror Garden
    which i thought were quite a good deal
    The love of gardening is a seed once sown never dies ...

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    Thanks Hans Mum - just ordered the 10 Alliums and you get 25 free black tulips. Bargain.


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    blue411,
    I am about to order this mixed bulb collection as they look fabulous !
    Allium Cottage Garden Mixed

    Alison

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    That mirror offer looks too good to miss.

    When should they be planted? Alliums that is.
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