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Tips On Growing The Freesia

The biggest change between Paris and London I noted was the vastly different types of flowers in each city. The colder climates of England make growing here tough, but there are still some beautiful flowers available if you are willing to work for them. One of my favorites and, indeed, one of the most popular in England is the freesia.

This gorgeous flower takes a little work to get right, and I’m here to help you maximize your success. The first step is to plant it where it will get full sunlight. This is particularly important in the morning, as this is when they’ll get most of their sun. Try the east side of your home for the most success.

Now dig into the soil at least eight inches and plant the bulbs two inches deep and about four inches apart. I’ve found that they look best when they are planted close together like this, as they create a gorgeous mass bloom. I also like to plant bulbs about a week apart to create a staggered blooming effect.

Watering should be done daily, but not an excessive amount. Just try to keep the soil damp, without being heavily wet. Fertilizing should occur in the spring, as this will maximize their growth. Applying it later will only smother them, especially if you do it in the fall.

If you are interested in trimming or picking them, try to do it in the days before heavy heat hits. If you wait too long, the buds will dry out and look awful in a vase. Trim them about an inch from the soil to give them the chance to regrow later.

That’s about it! As you can see, there aren’t a lot of really strict guidelines here, but just a few basic steps. Do you have any great pictures of successful freesia you’d like to share? Add them in the comments below!

Who Am I And What Is Le Web Fleuri?

Bonjour and welcome to Le Web Fleuri! This blog is designed to be a one-stop shop for information about gardening in England and the joys of growing beautiful flowers. Over the years, these two topics have become “la passion” for me, especially since I moved to London 15 years ago and made my name in the online casino world with my online casino and free slots websites.

Let’s slow down a little to get a better grasp on the situation. Who am I and why am I speaking so much French? My name is Bernard Blier and I was born in beautiful Paris about 37 years ago. My passions for gardening was matched only by my love of programming and trying to make my name in the online world.

So I move to London and designed a popular website which, as the French say, “excite le public.” My site got so popular so quickly, that I was basically a millionaire over night. And after the owners of the famous free spins casinos Mr green casino and bgo casino caught wind of my site, they offered me even more money to sell it to them. Thought it was hard to see my baby go after so much hard work, the kind of money they offered made it possible for me to dedicate myself full time to my true passion: gardening and flowers.

Future posts will talk offer a wide range of topics for the gardening fan. I will give you my best tips for growing great flowers in England, as well as share stories about my latest gardening successes (and, sadly, my failures). Also if you want to read the story about how a client of ours donated flowers to the elderly click here. I look forward to hearing from you all and helping you master gardening.

I’m even more excited to learn more from experts who love my blog. The idea is to create a community of flower lovers that can help everyone involved become better gardeners and flower growers. So until next time, au revoir!