What to plant in Daffodil bed?

Hello..I recently enjoyed a wonderful display from approx, 1270 daffodil bulbs I planted in my woodland garden.The mixed bulbs were planted in a designated bed, which is now lookins a little sorry for itself.What can I plant now for a succession of flowers?

 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,383

    Unless you want to spend a fortune buying foxgloves about to flower, I suggest you grow foxgloves in plugs and insert them after the bulbs have died down.

    Then next year you will have daffodills followed by foxgloves. Most woodlanders are dying down at this time of year due to lack of light.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Thank you! I do have foxgloves already in the bed..along with bluebells,anemones nemerosa and blanda, dicentra,rhodedendrons,pumonaria,euonymus harlequin,pieris,tiarella and cornus. All doing well..but its the soon- to- be- bare daffodil patches that I need help with. Looking awful at the minute as waiting for leaves and stems to die down completely.Its a very big bed..45 foot by 30 approx..and is in rural Wales.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,383

    Hardy geraniums?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    Aquilegia

  • I grow dahlias in my daff. bed... or is it daffs in my dahlia bed?  Anyway they give me a very long season of colour.image

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  • Rosie31Rosie31 Posts: 483

    How about aquilegia?  they will bush up just in time to cover up the dying daff leaves, and will cross-breed interestingly as the years go on...

  • BenABenA Posts: 1

    If you want any more daffs, i am selling some 10kg sacks from our farm. i'm pretty sure the are the cheapest on the internet! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300941221978 

     

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