Plant up a potted bulb display

Celebrate the season with a bright and cheerful creation

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Now’s the time of year when gardeners get a little excited about the imminent influx of spring blooms and new growth, as well as the promise of much lovelier weather to get out in! So to celebrate the season and create something pretty, why not get some colourful planting underway and jazz up your windowsills and outdoor tables with a selection of potted bulbs?

Instead of individual clusters of plants, plant a few pots of bulbs together in different sizes of shallow bowls, with taller ones at the back or in the middle, surrounded by smaller irises and snowdrops, for example.

You could even daintily edge your pots in low-growing winter aconites. Tuck in a few and then backfill tightly with multi-purpose compost, finishing off with your mossy topper to add a natural woodland feel to your display.

Nothing says ‘bring on spring’ more than lots of early-flowering bulbs to admire! Once they’ve all finished flowering, leave their leaves for a few weeks, then trim them right down. You can plant them out in the garden once they’ve gone.