Bulbs can make a fine display when planted in containers or raised garden beds, especially daffodils, snowdrops and tulips in spring.
These are the easiest and most rewarding garden plants to grow at this time of year.
Why Bulbs are Important for Gardens
Bulbs are useful for adding some colour to spring borders with tulips coming in all shades, from dark purple to white.
Other bulbs such as snowdrops and scillas can be some of the earliest flowering plants in gardens, which can brighten up shorter days in early spring.
Planting summer-flowering bulbs such as lilies and gladioli will provide dramatic, tall blooms that are also scented.
Where Should I Plant Bulbs?
Some bulbs require specific siting, such as –
Hardy Bulbs – Tulips and daffodils prefer a warm, sunny site with good drainage as they originated from areas with dry summer climates.
Bulbs from Cool, Moist, Woodland Habitats – Species such as Cardiocrinum need similiar garden conditions plus we recommend improving light or sandy soils with garden compost and heavy soils with compost plus grit.
Your Guide to Planting Bulbs
Most bulbs are acquired and planted when dry in a dormant, leafless and rootless state. They should be planted as soon as possible and could flower poorly if planted at a later date.
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