Narcissus: planting in autumn. Advice of professionals
Narcissus is one of the few bulbousplants that can grow almost anywhere in the garden: both in the penumbra, and in a rock garden or a sunny flower garden. They are very fond of wet land and under normal drainage are absolutely not afraid of meltwater or excess moisture. Narcissus, planted in autumn which is recommended by most experienced gardeners, grows well and develops on loamy and heavy soils. Moreover, it is recommended to introduce a little clay into the normal garden soil for a greater retention of moisture in it. For the cultivation of particularly valuable varieties of this plant, it is recommended to organize beds with a special soil mix consisting of coarse sand, peat, humus and turf mixed in equal proportions.
Narcissus, planting in autumn which is necessary forthe correct development of the flower, very poorly reacts to any interference in the process of its growth. That is why its leaves can not be removed for at least six weeks after flowering. The gardener needs to wait until they completely wilted, and only then perform operations with the plant. Glazes with these flowers are best placed in the places of growth of low coniferous plants or among bulbous flowers that bloom at other times. This will help to hide the wilting of daffodils and will give the garden the effect of constant flowering. An important feature of this plant is also the fact that the daughter bulbs begin to form only in the third or fourth year of life. The time of planting daffodils is usually tied to the maturation of the children. Usually this happens in the sixth year of life, when they are already fully consolidated and ready for the separation procedure. It is an indispensable condition for this plant. Otherwise, it overgrows and starts to bloom for a short time with very small flowers.
Duration of planting daffodils
Usually planting bulbs of this plant beginfrom the very beginning of September. Experienced gardeners do this in several stages, achieving a continuous wavy bloom, when the first batch is already fading, and the second just starts to please the eye with its flowers. However, it should be borne in mind that narcissus (planting in autumn which is a rather delicate process) may not have time to take root before the onset of the first frosts and later to ascend the following year. A month before the landing, the ground is dug and brought in the necessary fertilizers: potassium salt, superphosphate and humus. Before the procedure, the bulbs of the plant are carefully inspected for damage and diseases and powdered with a fungicide TMTD. In areas with severe winter frosts it is recommended to cover the plant with a layer of mulch. It will not only provide him with the necessary heat, but will be an excellent top dressing in the spring.
It should be remembered that narcissus (planting in autumnwhich allows you to get extremely large inflorescences for the next year) requires proper care. First of all, it is necessary to carry out periodic prophylaxis against fungal diseases and parasites. For this, before planting, deep digging of the soil is made, and the bulbs are treated with a weak solution of manganese.