Thursday, April 26, 2018

28 Sep

How to Plant Bulbs This Autumn!

Bulbs make a brilliant display year after year planted in beds, borders or containers. They are one of the easiest and most rewarding plants to grow in the garden – watch them transform from ugly onion-like bulbs to stunning flowers!

There are many bulbs to chose from, the most popular being TulipsDaffodils, Irises and Crocus. If you want to try something a little different take a look at our brand new bulb collection here!

It is important to consider which bulbs you would like to plant in your garden. Do you want bulbs you can keep in the ground year after year or ones that need replacing annually? Look for bulbs that will flourish in your garden, make sure you note whether bulbs are sun or shade loving!

Bulbs are extremely easy to plant. As a general rule, plant bulbs two to three times their own depth and around two bulb widths apart. The majority of bulbs prefer to grow in rich soil with good drainage and with plenty of sunlight. It’s worth taking time to prepare your soil by removing any weeds, loosening the soil and adding grit to ensure good drainage.

The pointed end is the stem, plant with this side up, if you can’t tell, plant the bulbs side-ways and don’t worry because the stem will find its way eventually. Part of the reason why bulbs are so easy to grow is because they don’t need much attention before spring; just make sure you water your bulbs if you’re having a particularly dry season.

Remember that bulbs in pots need more care than those in soil, keep the compost moist by watering after planting and if you’re worried about your bulbs in the first frosts, cover with bubble wrap.

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