It is that time of the year again when we look to plant bulbs out into the garden. In this blog i will explain how to plant out a pot with bulbs to get the maximum amount of effect to last through the spring. So what do we need to do this?
So what bulbs should we plant? I have gone for a mixture of tulips, daffodils and Iris.
So first I get the pot ready, which has been used for summer bedding, now emptied and ready for its next job.
I have now prepared the compost to use to plant the bulbs using a mixture of normal compost and some bulb fibre.
Here we have the bulbs that I will use, In the background the Tulips can be seen, In the middle the Daffodils which have been removed from another pot and the foreground is the iris which again have been removed from another pot.
I have placed around 1 1/2 inches of compost in the bottom of the pot to ensure the lowest bulbs have some space for root growth.
Placing at the bottom the Tulips as they need to be the deepest in the pot, Giving enough space in between the bulbs for growth and enough to have a good showing once grown.
Now covering the Tulips in compost I will then plant the next bulbs.
Now placing the Daffodils over the top of the already planted Tulips.
Now covering the Daffodils with the compost and moving on to the next level.
Now at the top I have put the Iris as they need to be near the surface and they will be the first to flower followed by the daffodils and then finally the Tulips.
Now all the bulbs are in top the compost off to the top and then place the pot in a place where it will be out of the way until the iris start to show themselves in the early spring.
My name is Jonathan and I enjoy working in my garden in my spare time. I am no professional, just an amateur. My second love is photography, shooting the flowers in my garden and of course sharing them with people who share my passions.