Allen & Unwin, 2004 - Bulbs (Plants) - 256 pages
Bulbs can be grown in pots on a sunny windowsill or naturalised in generous swathes across the lawn. 'Gardening with Bulbs' provides a comprehensive guide to growing bulbs in all climates and seasons - from planning and designing with bulbs to lifting and storing them for next season.
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Page 22 - Some other bulbs, such as fritillaries and lilies, do not have these tunics, and will dry out quickly if they are exposed to the air for any length of time.
Page 73 - Remove the outer scales from the parent bulb bv breaking them off at the point where they are attached to the basal plate of the bulb.