It’s planting season and it’s all about getting bulbs in the ground for spring – but also into pots too. Some of these pots may sit tight and be lacklustre and bare for a few months but, in spring, blooms in every colour will burst forth as a pleasant surprise. There’s always the joy, at six months later, discovering the different bulbs you’d planted that you’d clean forgot about!
Creating a bulb ‘lasagne’ allows you to maximise the space in your containers by planting bulbs in two or more layers, so they’re all planted at the right heights and can mix well together. For best results, use a large, deep container that has a drainage hole at the bottom, and good quality, peat-free compost.
Place crocks to cover the drainage hole, then add your first layer of compost, plant the largest bulbs on the bottom layer first, then cover with compost, position the middle-sized bulbs, then more compost and finally add the smallest bulbs and cover with compost again. Place your container in a sunny spot, where you can enjoy the flowers in spring.