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10/13/08

A planting day..



Flower bulb planting is a job for crisp, sunny fall days(like we have today)

All spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, snowdrops and crocuses, need a period of cold to flower well.

The key thing is to plant them about six weeks before hard ground frosts in your area
Spring-flowering bulbs thrive in full or partial sun. Good drainage is important for most bulbs, so avoid placing them in soggy areas and in low-lying parts of the garden where water pools during wet winters and spring thaw.
Dig a hole or trench large enough for several bulbs. Bulbs are most effective when planted in bunches.
Cover bulbs with soil and water generously. Later, when the ground cools you can apply 2 to 3 inches of mulch to the surface, such as compost, well-rotted manure, shredded bark or chopped up leaves. This helps to prevent soil from drying out and to help keep temperatures stable through the winter.
I am going to have a lovely planting day in the garden together with Mr bee.
We are going to plant lots and lots of snowdrops....and crocuses!

2 comments:

Sen and Tom said...

Thanks for the reminder! #1 says she will do the same this afternoon!

Sen-Chan and Tom

Gillian L. said...

Thank your these tips as I just purchased a box of daffodil bulbs which I need to plant soon. Spring bulbs are a favourite.

Gillian

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