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Thursday, 13 October 2016

It is time to start planting bulbs


Hello everybody

Raise your hand if you would like to have a flower-filled front garden in the spring. (I'm raising mine, on this side of the screen). Then, we all need to get digging now and plant our bulbs! 
Most of the bulbs require little, if any, maintenance once they're planted. And, if your winter isn't supremely blistering and cold, hardy bulbs can safely be left in the ground year after year. By doing a bit of dirt-digging now, we will surely be rewarded in the coming spring. 



Fall allows a “second season” of planting for spring blooming bulbs. Planting in the fall allows a jump-start to spring growth. The cool weather helps to make a more enjoyable experience for working outside in the garden and requires less watering. The cooler weather allows spring blooming bulbs to winter over, this is important in order for bulbs to provide beautiful spring cheerful blooms.
How far to dig? Each bulb species has its own planting depth. Follow the directions on the bulb packaging or use this rule of "green" thumb: Bury each bulb about three times as deep as its diameter. 

There's and adorable diagram for planting, 
take a look:
If you're planting bulbs in extremely cold areas, go slightly deeper.

I will not pretend to be an expert-gardener. I am still learning, and I have been learning ever since I was a child. Observing, helping out, reading, watching amazing array of documentaries and shows like "Gardener's world" - every method helps us develop ourselves and make our gardens bloom.
I have found this age old planting instructions, and I'm sure they will provide us all with some good advises and a view of gardening of the days gone by.



Bulbs are useful for adding color to spring borders. Tulips come in all shades, from dark purple to white, and bloom at a time of year when many plants offer muted colors. Other bulbs, such as snowdrops and scillas, are some of the earliest flowering plants in the garden, brightening up the short days of very early spring. They are one of the easiest and most rewarding garden plants to grow. So, I say: let's give it a try.
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Have a great day.
Marija

2 comments:

  1. Ha, that's such a funny coincidence - I bought some bulbs a couple of weeks ago, and was only saying to Pete this week that I really needed to plant them this weekend. They're a bit wasted in the back garden as we don't really go out there much in winter, but there's a little patch of ground at the front and I definitely want to put bulbs in there. There's nothing nicer than bright flowers when I leave in the morning and get home at night (and they're nice for passers-by to see, too).

    What sort of bulbs will you be planting?

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    1. Great!
      Grow as much as you can, because they are such a low-maintenance high-impact outdoor decoration. I think that, over here, they are actually giving you "+2 points" for having a "horticultural and landscaping beauty" if you're trying to make it into tourism. :)
      I planted hyacinth and daffodils (one can not imagine spring without them); but still looking for snowdrops bulbs. Those little white fighters are so joyful.

      Have a great Monday!
      Marija

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