An enchanting effect
Flower bulbs have a magical way of making you feel happy. You plant them in the autumn, they spend the winter getting ready to grow and flower, and they sparkle in your garden in the spring. The effect of flower bulbs in the garden is simply enchanting. While all the other plants and shrubs are still leafless, these colourful flowers are announcing the coming of spring – it’s like magic! So what are you waiting for? To experience this fabulous display, don’t wait: plant them now.
Kinds of flower bulbs
Flower bulbs are available in a wide range of varieties, sizes and colours. The most familiar are the world-renowned tulips. But the idyllic daffodils, grape hyacinths and crocuses are famous, too. Are you acquainted yet with the enchanting Chequered fritillary? Its bewitching maroon colour makes your garden a little paradise. And don’t forget those romantic botanical tulips and budding snowdrops. When they’re in bloom, you can imagine yourself in your own little magical world.
Create unforgettable moments while planting the bulbs. The autumn is a wonderful time of year to be busy out in the great outdoors. You could do it on your own but it might be even more fun together with children, friends or family. It’s not only fun at the time, but you’ll also have fine memories every time you admire your flower bulbs as they grow. So why not get together, brush aside the fallen leaves and plant these underground gems. All it takes is five steps:
Remove weeds and small stones and then work some garden mould into the soil to improve drainage.
Dig a hole for a group of flower bulbs or make individual holes for planting single flower bulbs. The size of the flower bulb determines how deep it should be planted. Large flower bulbs (5 cm or larger in diameter) should be planted 15 cm deep and small flower bulbs (2.5 – 5 cm) 7 to 10 cm deep.
Place the flower bulbs gently into the soil with the point on top. Be careful not to press down too hard on the flower bulbs, because this could damage them. Large flower bulbs should be planted 7 to 20 centimetres apart and small bulbs 3 to 7 centimetres apart.
Cover the flower bulbs with the soil dug from the hole.
If the soil is dry, give the flower bulbs some water.