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Imitating Natures Way of Planting
For a convincing drift of daffodils under a large tree,
start with about 50 bulbs, youll find almost the same
number of cards in a deck. Play a game of 50 pick-up
with the wind and send the cards scattering off, plant
a bulb wherever a card lands. Another method is to
simply scatter the bulbs themselves, a method suited
to small areas.
FOUR SIMPLE STEPS TO PLANTING BULBS
It is always important to plant a bulb properly, par-
ticularly when you want the bulb to live there for
1. Prepare a small hole, digging deeper than the re-
quired planting depth.
2. Take part of the removed soil, mix it well with rot-
ted compost or manure and then fill the hole with the
mixture until you reach the required planting depth.
3. Before placing the bulb in the hole, add a teaspoon
of GARDENWORKS bone meal for small bulbs or a table-
spoon for large ones, then drop the bulb in.
4. After covering the bulb, water well. This will en-
courage the growth process
PLANTING BULBS UNDER TREES
Though many plants do not grow well under the shade
of a tree, it is possible to grow early-flowering bulbs
under deciduous trees while the branches are still
bare. Good choices include bluebells, daffodils and
crocuses. Avoid bulbs such as tulips, anemones, lilies
and bearded iris; shade cast from the leaves during
the summer, prevents growth in these late flowering
Planting Bulbs in Your Lawn
By planting bulbs under your lawn, you can extend
flowers from their conventional beds into new terri-
tory. When choosing bulbs for planting in the lawn, be
certain to pick early-blooming varieties, So that the
bulbs leaves will die down before you need to mow
your lawn. There are two methods of planting bulbs in
the lawn, depending upon the size of the bulb, how
many you want to plant and how closely.
Small Bulbs (crocuses, snow drops and scilla) and
single large bulbs can be planted in the conventional
manner. Dig a h