Head Gardeners' Tips

December 06 2018

december 2018

Paperwhites (Narcissus tazetta) are fantastic to have indoors at this time of year for their white flowers and wonderful scent. They can get a bit leggy though and start to flop. Use bits of twig rather than canes to support them discreetly. 

Alternatively, I’m reliably informed that a drop of gin or vodka when you water (no more than 5%  – and remember that this is for the bulbs, not the gardener) will slow down their growth. You will get the same display of flowers, but on shorter, sturdier stems. 

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