I’m dithering again, my bulbs have finally arrived (after procrastinating in the first place to order them) and now I have them I’m feeling overwhelmed at where exactly they can go…
So, what is your approach to planting spring bulbs? Do you create a plan, or do you plant them where it ‘feels right’?
I do plan… Only when I actually do the job things never actually end up where I had planned… I’m more of a ‘feeling’ person and go with gut instinct.
Tuesday morning was rather chilly, and I could see frost on the Buddleia (not on the ground though) so it’s going to happen soon. Added to the lack of rain, I think the ground is going to be particularly difficult to dig this year… I have to get the bulbs in soon!
My bulb list looks like:
100x Crocus ‘snow bunting’
100x Crocus tomasinianus Ruby’
200x mixed spring bulbs (Oxalis, Tulip, Daffodil, Iris, Allium)
100x mixed Allium
20x Allium ‘purple sensation’
I do have bluebells left over from last year too that I will try to get in.
That’s a serious amount to get in my relatively modest garden, but I do realise Crocus and Snowdrops need to be planted in drifts to look good… I’m sure I will have some left over, and mum is due to have some of the mixed spring bulbs and mixed Alliums.
I do also have lots of bulbs in pots from last year that I planted in desperation in December when the ground was too hard (left it too late, yet again…..) So I need to empty the pots out, and re-plant all the bulbs…
Oh, has anyone else got their spring bulbs already coming up? I have a few Iris and a suspected Freesia already putting their leaves up…