At this time of year Thompson Morgan has a sale of 100 alliums for just under £6. I took the offer last year and have ordered 2 packs this year, so I have 200 allium bulbs to plant in the border.
The allium flowers look great, but, as I am very new to gardening, I am not sure how to cover the gaps between them in the border. What type of plants should I be looking for? Is ground cover (phlox) the correct type or will this impede the ability of the bulb to flower?
Caeruleum 0.5-1.0 m 10 bulbs Neopolitanum 0.25 m 25 bulbs Roseum 0.5m 20 bulbs Sphaerocephalon 0.5-1.0 m 39 bulbs Purple Sensation 0.5-1.0 m 3 bulbs Mount Everest 0.9m 3 bulbs
It is this product 100 alliums.
I have also just found last years collection it was:
Caeruleum 10 bulbs Neopolitanum 20 bulbs Sphaerocephalon 30cm 44 bulbs ostrowskanium 20 bulbs Purple sensation 90cm 3 bulbs Christophii 3 bulbs
Based on Bamboos input to this topic *neapolitanum * is actually a wild garlic and invasive likely should be avoided in a garden.
Just to be clear that this was NOT included in the pack by Thompson and Morgan, it was a typo on my part and they actually included neopolitanum. With a neo and not nea.
Some pictures From last years planting: Unfotunately not found any picture from when they were all at there best, but the current set of late bloomers still have colour.