If you’re not sure how deep or where to plant your bulbs, here are a
1) Where can I plant my bulbs?
Avoid boggy or waterlogged areas of the garden.
2) When should I plant my bulbs out?
Read the instructions for when to plant. Most bulbs in packets will tell you when the best time of year to plant your bulbs for best effect.
3) How deep should I plant my bulbs?
Unless stated otherwise, you can plant your bulbs three times deeper than their own size, for example if you have a tulip bulb that it one inch from top to bottom, you can plant it three inches deep into your flower beds, (top being where the point is, where the shoot will sprout from). Don’t worry too much about getting them up the right way – they will find the light in springtime. Some bulbs are different though so do check on the instructions if you have them; Hyacinths for example, need to be planted just below the surface, so their tips are just pointing through the top of the soil.
4) Will they be ok in my pots and baskets?
Bulbs in pots and tubs.
5) What bulbs go nicely together?
Mix them up! Look at the flowering times when you buy your bulbs in autumn time. Some bulbs like snowdrops and crocuses will flower as early as February, even in the snow, with others such as tulips, lilies and daffodils as late as May. Choose a variety of colours, heights, and flowering times to keep something new coming to life in your garden throughout the early season.
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