Plant Your Bulbs, Pull Everything Else Out

Tuesday, 08. October 2019

Plant Your Bulbs, Pull Everything Else Out

Now is the time to plant your bulbs for the spring! It's a nice feeling: each freshly planted bulb holds hope for next spring. On the other hand, the bulbs you have in the ground currently should be taken out. Here are a few tips for making sure your first flowers grow especially beautifully this spring.

Grouping

Most spring flowers look best and have the greatest impact when they are planted in large groups. Five tulips and ten crocuses look really nice together. Daffodils, on the other hand, should be selectively placed in your garden.

Long flowering

To ensure that your spring flowers bloom as long as possible, you should plant early flowering plants (crocuses, snowdrops, spring snowflakes, small blue grape hyacinths) with later sprouting spring flowers together. Depending on the weather conditions, some garden hyacinths, yellow daffodils, early tulips or scillas can grow as early as March. White forget me nots, on the other hand, emerge from the earth at the earliest in April, followed by the imperial crowns and irises. Combing these flowers ensures that not only will your garden have a wonderful array of colours, but you can also enjoy blossoms at different times throughout the season.

Don't store your bulbs too long

To ensure healthy growth, it is best not to store your bulbs for too long. It is best to plant them outdoors as quickly as possible. Crocuses and grape hyacinths can be quickly planted by poking a small hole in the ground and planting a bulb in it. Hyacinths, daffodils and tulips are a bit more demanding. For them it is best to use the spade and add a few horn shavings as fertilizer.

Remove flower bulbs from the ground

Unlike spring bulbs, which are virtually frost resistant, many other flower bulbs are quite sensitive to frost. These flower bulbs - like Dahlias - must now be removed from the ground and stored dry.

To successfully remove the bulbs, simply cut off the stems and clean the tubers. It is best to store bulbs over the winter in a clean wooden box filled with sand. Alternatively, you can also store the bulbs in a dry, airy basement. The following flower bulbs should be removed from the ground now:

  • Dahlias
  • Freesia
  • Gladioli
  • Saka siri
  • Sprekelia
  • Tuberous begonias

With these preparations in mind, we wish you a beautiful spring season next year!