philippa smith2 said:
I find that they will do quite happily with Black Grass ( can't think of the proper name at the moment ) and dwarf Daffs to make a good container.
The look larger and pinker than the ones we have.
Is yours one of the "cobweb" hairy centred ones?
The smaller ones grow quite quickly to flowering size. Ours are in very poor free draining soil in small terracotta pan (shallow) type pots. 15 to 20 cm diameter size.
Just stuff some smaller ones in some gritty soil, they pretty much take care of themselves.
I think the proper way to do it is let the bases dry out a little?
I repot ours in the summer after flowers so think the warmer weather is enough not to rot them, and they seem to root happily without any fuss.
I mix the sizes and give them room to grow, that way you get a couple of pots with some always in flower and growing on.
I pull the old ones out once flowered, they tend to shrivel up anyway, and spread the nearby ones about a bit.
I will need to fish out the non flowering bits after they're finished in order to start again.
I keep them out of the rain as much as possible and tip to pots to help drainage.
Bijdezee not a problem I just could not quite see, they are nice and redder than ours, and it looked white or fluffy in the centre