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Layer up

March 13th, 2010

bulbs ready for planting

bulbs ready for planting

Bulb season is here folks and bulbs mean garden fun!  The great thing about bulbs is, that no matter how full your garden appears to be, there is always space for a few bulbs. If you have no garden at all there is always pots, and bulbs are great for these.  There is nothing quite as lovely when spring comes around the corner than to find the new green shoots springing up! 

layer 1: mini daffodils

layer 1: mini daffodils

This year I am trying some layered gardening!  It is great fun!  It is all about placing different bulb types in layers from the base of the pot to the top.  You start with a small layer of soil at the base, and between each layer.  The big bulbs go down below and smaller bulbs on top.  So, layer of soil, then bulbs, then layer of soil, then smaller bulbs, then more soil.  Just like a lasagne!  You can do as many layers as you can fit into your chosen pot!  As long as you remember to put larger bulbs down lower.

 

next layer of mascari, then top off with soil!

next layer of mascari, then top off with soil!

The flower shoots from each of the bulbs will find their way to the top and flower at the appropriate time.  It is easy and fun!  I have chosen mini daffodils (bottom) and then a layer of soil and tiny mascari.

Now I just have to find a spot for the pot where Waddles and Hazel won’t dig around in it and then when spring comes….

Well, I am off to plant a few more bulbs.  Happy gardening.

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