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Bulb lasagne.


September is the time for planting bulbous plants. You can do it either directly in the garden, or into the pot. Here is a very simple recipe, if you decide for the second alternative.
You need a nice pot (second half of the year the pot must be decoration itself), fertile soil and bulbs of narcissus, tulips and hyacinths.

I have chosen purple and ebony combination.

First plant bulbs of tulips.

Cover it with 5-10 cm of soil and then plant bulbs of narcissus, in different places, if possible. The distance between bulbs is 10 cm.

And finally, cover it with the second layer of soil and on the top of this spring lasagne plant hyacinths.

Here, in Central Europe, daffodils bloom as the first.
Usually in March.

Tulips and hyacinths start later, in April and May.

So thanks to “lasagne” system you will have flowering pot since March till May.

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I've done pots like this in the past Kat - they do add colour for a few months and are a good idea.
I used plain plastic pots inserted into a decorative one - that way I was able to removed the whole thing after flowering and replant with something else for summer. I then planted the bulbs direct into the garden but here in Scotland tulips (except species) tend not to come back a 2nd year. If they do, they are very poor compared to the first year.

23 Sep, 2014


Thank you very much, Kat, for the comment. I like that idea of flowers recycling during the year :-)

23 Sep, 2014


Its a great idea. I tried putting early and late flowering tulip in the same pot at different depths, but they all came up together, which wasn't the idea at all!
That's a lovely pot Katarina - show us a photo when the flowers come out.

23 Sep, 2014


Thank you, Steragram, I will, if all goes well.

24 Sep, 2014


Great! It's a really good idea.

24 Sep, 2014


Thank you!

28 Sep, 2014

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