How to plant my bulbs

Oct
19

How to plant my bulbs

Wild Flower Lawns & Meadows

www.wildflowerlawnsandmeadows.com

Instructions for planting your bulbs

My bulb collections will be happy in virtually any location but they are particularly handy for the more shaded areas of your garden, except for the fragrant Wild Tulip which will flower better in the more open sunny areas. My individual species can be chosen when you wish to make up your own collection or use just one or two species for your planting.

Many bulbs do need to settle in once planted and so not all will flower in their first year but all should from their second year

 

Species as bulbs

Top of bulb planting depth

Planting density*

Snowdrop

2 inches

20/m2

Wild Daffodil

2 inches

15/m2

Crocus

3 inches

50/m2

Wild Tulip

2 inches

15/m2

Snake’s Head Fritillary

2 inches

20/m2

English Bluebell

2 inches

To avoid a blue mould which can develop on the outside of a bluebell bulb they are best stored in the fridge to avoid sweating and ideally planted within 7 days of receipt. If you do see some mould this is usually superficial and should not affect the future of your plant.

25/m2

Lily Of The Valley

Plant rhizomes horizontally 1″ below soil surface

15/m2

Wood Anemone

Plant rhizomes horizontally 1″ below soil surface

15/m2

Wild Garlic

2 inches

15/m2

Lesser Celandine

1″ below soil surface

25/m2

Wild Cyclamen Plant tubers 1” below soil  surface with flatter part uppermost and rounded part to the bottom

15/m2

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

* The planting density shown is only to be used as a rough guide, as everyone has there own preference for clumps or looser planting patterns. Bulbs will also spread to fill in gaps over a few years.

 

Colin Reader

www.wildflowerlawnsandmeadows.com