Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Beautiful Bulbs -

There are two tra­di­tional rules to fol­low when it comes to plant­ing bulbs.

Firstly, plant them at a depth equal to ap­prox­i­mately twice their width. And sec­ondly, plant with the pointy end up (ex­cept in the case of ra­nun­culi and anemones, which are planted with the pointy end down). You can ei­ther dig in­di­vid­ual plant­ing holes for each bulb us­ing a nar­row trowel or, if you’re cre­at­ing a massed ef­fect, dig one broad hole and lay them out be­fore back­fill­ing with soil. For plant­ing bulbs in a lawn area, a bulb planter is a use­ful tool: these re­move a small core of earth, so you can pop in the bulb, re­place the grass and wait till they emerge.

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