Planting Spring Bulbs

I like spring bulbs, for their variety in blooming times and colours, however also they are suggestion that spring will come and with it the gardening year will begin once again. I feel optimistic when planting out bulbs and this year I am keen to plant aromatic Narcissus (daffodils) both in the garden and in containers where they can be put to take pleasure in the scent.

I have actually also been restoring plants of Erysimum, typical name Wallflower, also highly aromatic and a long flowering perennial which will reward with flowers for numerous weeks through all of spring. Wallflowers are not a long-term plant and they do require

Tulip woman janeto be changed every few years as they tend to become woody, but look excellent planted with contrasting or matching Tulips. Wallflower and tulips make a terrific combination, the only disadvantage is that mice and squirrels love tulips bulbs as well, and if these bugs are a problem, a net or mesh over the top of the soil till the shoots come through ought to act as a deterrent, and then remove it.

Tulips are available in a lot of shapes, sizes and colours as the images shows on the left Tulip Lady Jane really various to the one below.

If you are uncertain when planting bulbs a good general rule is to plant 3x the bulb size in depth.


Spring bulbs are typically planted in the fall, and planted at various times, Narcissus in September, Tulips and Crocus in October & November. Snow drops, Galanthus, are in truth best planted “in the green” which is as small plants. Current studies have actually revealed that planting bulbs late still works so there is still a lot of time to plant for a spring screen and numerous shops and on line providers have bulbs on offer at this later stage.

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