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Xyz123Xyz123 Posts: 53
Hi, I am a relatively novice Gardner and need some help please. I would like to grow Allium. I like the tall flowers. This might be a silly question but bear with me.

Most allium I have seen in other people's garden have nice tall flowers but leaves leaves are quite small, many are yellow. Are all allium like this where they are better off planted in amongst other plants so the leaves are not exposed too much or are there any particular varieties which have quite a bushy growth with talll flowers.

Many thanks 


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 9,411
    In a word, yes.
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,197
    The leaves are already dying off by the time they flower, so put them in amongst something that will disguise it. Wallflowers or forgetmenots will do it.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Xyz123Xyz123 Posts: 53
    Thank you both for your replies. 
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