It is that time of year again. It is time to start planting bulbs. [more information on how to bulb plant here].
It is a case of decide what you want – next year – and back track to now. The only problem with planting bulbs, for you as the client, is that the results are not immediate to be seen, one must wait for Mother Nature to take her course.
I really like when spring bulbs they are planted under the lawn. Sounds a bit odd? Not really. When most things are dormant and the grass isn’t growing, there’s very little competition for growth [ieg. daffodils]. This means when they are due to be cut back [the grass should be around head height of the bulb], depending on the variety, the grass is mowed at the same time.
If you have a small garden, one can literally underplant the entire lawn. It looks absolutely amazing. If you have a balcony – simply plant them in containers and [just about-ish] forget about them.
My EASY list for what will be in flower during December – February and what you really need to consider planting NOW include the crocus,cyclamen, anemone, iris, narcissus [daffodil], tulipa [tulip]. Of course there are a lot more that can be planted but these would be considered more ‘the usual suspects’ I suppose.