Nat­u­ralise bulbs

Garden Answers (UK) - - Easy Gardening -

Nat­u­ral­is­ing bulbs in grass is an ex­cit­ing way to dis­play them. It might be best to avoid pop­ping them un­der your lawn how­ever, as it takes a while for the bulb fo­liage to die back in late spring, which can be frus­trat­ing when you want to mow. In­stead, opt for a grassy area un­der de­cid­u­ous trees, or an area of long grass. Snake’s head frit­il­lar­ies, na­tive daf­fodil Nar­cis­sus pseudonar­cis­sus and cro­cus are ideal bulbs for nat­u­ral­is­ing. Ei­ther use a trowel or a spe­cial bulb planter to re­move a sec­tion of grass and soil, drop in the bulbs, then fill the hole back up with soil and re­place the grass. A quicker method is to strip off a layer of turf with a spade, plant the bulbs as you would into nor­mal soil, then re­place the turf.

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