Episode: 3
Title: Hippeastrums
Broadcast: August 27th
Presenter: Melissa King

Hippeastrums are the pre-Madonnas of the bulb world: shower and flamboyant with trumpet-like flowers that take center stage in summer.

  • Get Hippeastrums into a decorative pot or garden bed now and you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular display of flowers in just 8-10 weeks. You could even time your planting so you get lots of colour for Christmas – maybe some really nice red and white varieties for festive colour.
  • They like to be planted with their neck above the ground. They also like a sunny spot with good drainage.
  • If you’re planting them into a pot, you’ll want to use a good-quality potting mix and if they’re in garden beds you’ll need to prepare the area with lots of compost and organic matter.
  • Give them a good dose of seaweed plant tonic at planting time, which will give the roots and leaves a good kick-along, the liquid feed to promote spectacular blooms.

The collection of four special bulbs are available exclusively at Garden Express and along with The Garden Gurus, you can receive these online for just $60.00. Visit the Garden Express website on:

Garden Express
P: 1300 606 242
W: www.gardenexpress.com.au