September 14, 2008
To help you with your British bulb planting times and depths I’ve drawn an illustration help and clarify the various types.
Bulb planting time and depth
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HyacinthGrape hyacinthCrocusThe information comes from the rightplants4me website planting and pruning advice and is relevant for British planting times
March 20, 2008
Propagating Snowdrops after flowering and whilst the leaves are ‘in green’.
Don’t cut the leaves off.
Carefully dig up the clump without bruising the bulbs.
Gently prise apart the bulbs and replant as soon as possible.
Water in to allow good contact between soil and roots.
The leaves will die back – This process allows to the bulb to store food in order to survive through until next year when the flowers will appear.
Bulb planting times and depth.
The interactive plant selector and pruning guide CD-ROM s has hundreds of bulbs and all accompanied with plant care and images.