A weekend of bulb planting


It’s that time of year.  The bulb order has arrived and it needs to be planted.  We garden on heavy, clay soil, which means that we have to be careful which bulbs we plant directly in the ground.  For the first time, we’ve planted tulips for naturalising this year: ‘China Pink’.  We’ll see how they do.  For the most part though, our tulips are grown in pots.  Painful experience has taught us that the pots need to be ‘defended’ from squirrels and other vermin.  That means we have to cover the pots with fine-mesh chicken wire.  We’re also big fans of ‘Iris Raticulata’ for very early interest.  Again, we plant them in pots and put them in the courtyard outside the kitchen.

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