Bulb Lasagna

For those of you still planting your spring bulbs, the Dutch ‘bulb lasagna’ planting method, used by my favorite English gardener Sarah Raven, is a great way to get a dense and flowery pot display. To start, the largest and latest flowering bulbs should be planted at the deepest layer while the smallest and earliest flowering bulbs should be planted at the top layer. The emerging shoots of the lower layers will bend around anything in their path and keep growing to the top. Remember that all bulbs will need to be planted 1″ to 1-1/2″ apart, the first layer can go as deep as 12″ and there should be 2″ of potting compost between each layer. For more gardening tips, visit Sarah Raven’s website and happy planting!

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