quamash would enhance any light woodland scene
Firm favourites include richly scented hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and crocus, while there is also an abundance of new varieties of iris, fritillaria and camassia
When I last tried to buy a quantity of bulbs of Camassia
leichtlinii caerulea there were none to be had anywhere.
Other good choices for early summer flowering bulbs are Camassia
and Star of Bethlehem.
Another of my favourite bulbs for naturalising is the much underrated Camassia
What a treasure trove - scores of tulip varieties, some old, some new, alongside a brand-new camassia
, "Maybelle", with deeper blue flowers than usual, a more compact habit and a later flowering season, vied for attention with exquisite summer-flowering bulbs.
leichtlinii is the tallest of this group of plants.
Last year, The Birmingham Post revealed a West Midlands Police investigation into the Tennal cases - Operation Camassia
- had been widened to other homes across Birmingham after fresh allegations by former residents.
What a treasure trove - scores of tulip varieties, some old, some new, alongside a brand new camassia
, 'Maybelle', with deeper blue flowers than usual, a more compact habit and a later flowering season, vied for attention with exquisite summer-flowering bulbs.
Chris Ireland-Jones, owner of specialist Avon Bulbs (www.avonbulbs.co.uk, tel 01460 242 177), says that if he could only plant one bulb type this autumn it would be Camassia
'Electra', with its huge lilac blue flowers blooming in late April.
They are superb for bringing instant merriment to ponderous plants,for covering the scruffy, dying foliage of spring bulbs like daffodils or early summer types like the blue camassia
,and for concealing untidy corners.
was set up to investigate care workers responsible for physical and sexual abuse at the Tennal Assessment Centre, Harborne, in the 1970s and 80s.
The theme in this part of the garden is simple - pale aconites, camassia
, a few geraniums and beautiful grasses.
4 You can also now plant hardy summer flowering bulbs, such as allium, camassia
, crocosmia and lilies.
A West Midlands Police investigation into the Tennal cases, Operation Camassia
, has now been widened to other homes across Birmingham after fresh allegations by former residents.