A is for Allium Worthy of a Place in your Garden

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I have discovered a new love for Allium’s and who wouldn’t? In a variety of colours, shapes and sizes Alliums really are a long flowering winner for any sunny Garden or patio.

A is for Allium

Allium “Purple Sensation” reaching over 4ft high and beneath Allium cristophii at just 2ft high. The best way to introduce a selection of Hardy Allium’s in your garden is to plant bulbs in the Autumn, read on and buy Allium seeds or bulbs, a border mix online.

A is for Allium

Starting to flower as the last of the Tulips fade, Alliums are a fantastic addition to your Garden, riding the gap between Spring and Summer perennials with a riot of colourful globe shaped flower heads that sway high above Summer flowering perennials and shrubs.

A is for Allium


A is for Allium

The relatively dry June and promise, of hotter drier July is allowing our Alliums to provide masses of pollen for the bees and insects that feed from the huge starry blooms.

A is for Allium

Allium “Mount Everest” living up to it’s name with it’s snow white flowers complemented by a dense planting of perennial Salvia, Nepeta and Campanula. Each providing a colourful carpet beneath the large star filled flowerhead’s.

Choose three o four different Allium varieties for your own garden, like Allium ‘Globemaster’, A. “Mount Everest” or Allium cristophii at just 2ft tall.r

Plant Allium bulbs in the Autumn or plant into containers for over wintering and plant as the bulbs leaves begin to emerge in the Spring. Growing Allium bulbs in pots and planting the newly emerged plants out in the Spring ensures a better success rate and less chance of the bulbs rotting in the ground during the cold wet winter months.

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Stephen Pryce-Lea

Head Gardener and International Horticultural Consulatant




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Award winning, 40 something year old professional plantsman and horticulturalist with National Trust, private parks and estate management background. My vast plant knowledge and hands on techinical experience, afforded me the opportunity to work in various horticultural landscapes, in the UK, USA & Eastern Europe. Having worked in both garden retail & the design service industry gave me the practical diversity and managerial skill set, required for running a large prestigious gardens and stately homes. I strongly believe knowledge is to be shared and have worked closely with people and staff of all ages and abilities keen to develop their passion for gardening, including groups of children, special needs and adults. I have hosted guided walks, talks and tours for those keen to learn about cultivated and wild plants, garden development, history and design. As an member of the NNCPG and National Trust, I am actively involved in the preservation of several important plant collections both in public and private gardens throughout the UK. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, in a garden it’s paradise” Follow @IGrowHort on GardenTags. Stephen is passionate about gardening as Head Gardener with a team of ten staff he manages a prestigious Cheshire country estate of 55 acres, inc wild flower meadows, woodland, organic kitchen and formal gardens. Follow Stephen today”

1 Comment

  1. Lovely alliums – I had hardly any this year – I think the bulbs rotted or the squirrels had them – I’m going to try them in pots next year…

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