Plant a lay­ered pot of bulbs

Country Homes & Interiors - - GARDEN NOTES -

This tech­nique of lay­er­ing spring bulbs, of­ten called a bulb lasagne, is sim­ple to do and gives spec­tac­u­lar results. It’s all about im­pact and suc­ces­sive blooms, so think care­fully about your colour scheme and flow­er­ing times when choos­ing your bulbs, and pack them in tightly, with just a bulb width between each one. Put a 15cm layer of com­post in a large pot, then plant early-flow­er­ing va­ri­eties, such as tulips, first. Fol­low with hy­acinths, Anemone blanda, scilla and mus­cari, for ex­am­ple, then cover with 5cm of com­post and wa­ter well. That’s it for a gor­geous flow­er­ing dis­play from March to May.

A fun idea… for a pretty spring dis­play

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