How to plant Spring bulbs

How to plant spring bulbs

  Planting spring bulbs is easy and a long handled bulb planter comes in handy if you are planting a lot of bulbs. Most bulbs have a discernible flat end and a pointed end, or nose show in the top image. Its easy to remember the flat end goes at the bottom and the pointed nose pointing up wards. A bulb planter will make a regular hole just the right size for the bulb and the second image shows the bulb about 3 x its own depth in the hole. Cover with the plug or soil and no other attention is needed. Most bulbs with the exception of Tulips will re appear each year and flower well.  

Planting depths for spring flowering bulbs

  Cyclamen 2.5 cms (1") 

Fritillaria meleagris (snakeshead)(prefer damp conditions and will growsemi shade) 5cms (2")

 Crocus,  Iris Reticulata, and Scilla 7.5cms (3") 

Galanthus Snowdrops (best planted as young plants as can be difficult to establish from bulbs)  10cms (4")

Muscari 10cms (4")

Hyacinthus 12cms (5")

 Narcissus  and Tulip 15cms (6")