Crocus planting guide
Crocus bulbs are one of the most popular choices of bulb: their yellow, purple, lavender and white cup shaped flwers are one of the earliest to bloom in the spring time lending some much needed colour to the garden. They grow best in full sun in soil of poor to average condition.
Plant crocuses during autumn, when the weather is cool but not cold. Plant them at a depth of around 3cm away from popular areas for animals: Squirrels, mice and rabbits are fans of their crunchy goodness!
Crocuses can also be planted in pots either indoors or outdoors. Use small pots with have a layer of gravel or small stones on the bottom filled with potting soilto a few cm below the rim. Space them with 2 to 3 cm in between each bulb with the ends pointing up. Water your pots then, after they've drained, store them in a cold, dark place for six weeks. Once they start to shoot move them to a sunny area of the house and keep them at room temperature.