Autumn is bulb planting season. If you want to greet spring with an explosion of colour and fragrance this year, you need to get in your garden and start planting your bulbs now. So grab your shovel and your gloves, and get planting.
Bulbs Grow Anywhere
Bulbs come in all shapes and sizes so there's no need to limit them to your garden beds - you can plant them in pots and put them in any area of your home. Daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are excellent bulbs for pots and you can plant about 8 of them in each one.
Fill Your Garden with Colour
Spring blooming bulbs come in an array of colours. There are all sorts of varieties to choose from including daffodils, tulips, alliums, freesias and hyacinths.
Find the Best Spot to Plant
If you haven't planted bulbs before, it's easy. All you need is a sunny spot and a watering can. If you're planting them in a garden bed, make sure it's in an area that’s well drained. You don't need to plant them deep - roughly twice the height of the bulb will do - then press them in and you're done.
Top Tips for Spring Bulbs
Plant your bulbs in early autumn for best results. Try and plant your bulbs immediately after you buy them - if you can't, make sure you store them in a cool, dark, dry place. Place shorter bulbs at the front of your garden beds. For visual impact, place your bulbs in zigzags rather than in a straight line. Add compost to your soil for added nutrients and drainage. Make a grand statement with colour by mixing different bulbs together. If you're unsure how many to plant, more is always better.