In pots and con­tain­ers

Gardeners' World - - Spring Bulbs -

Big pots filled with bulbs re­ally make an im­pact. I use a free-drain­ing com­post, which is usu­ally two parts John Innes No. 2 with one part hor­ti­cul­tural grit. I plant bulbs closer in pots than I would in the ground, which gives me a big­ger im­pact. Wa­ter and feed well dur­ing the grow­ing sea­son. Check mois­ture reg­u­larly by push­ing your finger into the com­post, to en­sure it does not dry out – you want it to feel moist but not wet to the touch. For big­ger bulbs in pots I tend to use a liq­uid feed that has a high potas­sium level, some­thing like to­mato feed, from early spring un­til well after flow­er­ing. Keep the pots weed-free.

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