The most important thing to remember when planting any bulbs is to have good drainage. Bulbs may rot if the soil becomes sodden and waterlogged.
The depth of the bulb should be twice the length of the bulb itself. However, if planting into pots, plant deeper to stop the bulbs from drying out. Generally, plant the bulbs 3 times the width of the bulb apart or further apart if you’re naturalising large areas. This allows room for the bulbs to multiply.
Loosen the soil inside the hole to help the roots grow more easily.
Bulbs are planted with the tip pointing upwards. Bluebells are planted with the hollow facing upwards.
There are many fertilisers and bulb growth products available. However, normally your soil will be fine and will not require fertilizer, but in exceptional circumstances just a sprinkle of ‘blood and bone’ will do just as good as more expensive products.
Gently replace the soil being careful not to displace the bulbs. Then let nature do the rest and wait for your spring delight!
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