Planting Bulbs

Galanthus_nivalis_1Most people think planting bulbs is something you do in the late summer and autumn, Daffodils, Tulips, Alliums, Crocus, Hyacinths and many more; but even in the late winter you can be planting bulbs.

There is a good range of Bulbs in the Green and planting bulbs this way gives you the opportunity to plant the bulbs just where you want them.

The iconic Snowdrops, belonging to the Galanthus genus, they start to appear in January and can stay until early spring.

The Royal Horticultural Society advises planting snowdrop bulbs "in the green", when they have just finished flowering and potentially still have leaves attached. Gardeners are told to think about planting bulbs in late February to end of March, partial shade is ideal, although snowdrops are hardy plants and fairly easy to grow successfully.

The soil should be moist, but well drained - and should not dry out during the summer months, so a little year-round attention is necessary. With no pruning or training required, however, snowdrops are an excellent introduction to planting bulbs, and can brighten up a garden at what is often an otherwise grey and cold time of year.

Planting bulbs does not have to stop at Snowdrops in the green you can also plant the beautiful Winter Aconite with its lovely buttercup type flower with its green collerette of small leaves.

If you missed the chance to plant some miniature Daffodils why not consider planting bulbs of Tete e Tete in the green for a lovely display in March.

Planting bulbs of Bluebells in the green can also be done in late February and March who can resist the site of a blue carpet and the distinctive blue bell smell that takes you back to the bluebell woods of your childhood.