Plant your Spring bulbs in Autumn!

Spring bulb – Tulip

To make your patio look colourful during spring, start planting your spring bulbs now during fall!  It could be crocus, tulips, hyacinth, daffodils…

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Last Autumn I tried with tulip bulbs and it was lovely to watch them grow.

I planted different colour tulip bulbs in different height of containers for clear visibility of all the flowers.

You can also mix different types of bulbs which blooms weeks apart to have a colourful bloom throughout the spring. Note that the depth of placing the bulbs vary from plant to plant. Daffodils should be placed 4-5 inches deeper, tulips 3-4 inch and crocus 1-2 inch into the soil.

Procedure:

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  1. in a container add potting mix till the height suitable for placing the bulbs.
  2. place tulip bulbs 4 inch below the top end of the soil keeping the tapered bulb end facing upwards
  3. cover the bulbs with remaining soil
  4. keep the soil moist during the fall
  5. in winter (where the winter is severe/snows) move the containers to a cool place. I placed mine in the cellar away from heaters
  6. keep the containers out beginning spring.

 

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Budding in March
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Full Bloom in April

Once the flowering was over and the plants dried out i removed the bulbs dried them throughly and stored in a cool and dark place for next year.

Isn’t it beautiful? Then what are you waiting for! Rush to the nearest garden nursery and plant the bulbs immediately …

Happy Gardening!

Tschüß

Reshma.

 

 

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My Garden

I would like to share few pictures of my small garden. These are from last year. This year I will not be doing much gardening as we are heading back home and I will be busy with packing.

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This is during early spring where you can see welcoming daffodils, pansy and growing tulips.

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Love these colours! Purple Gladiolus and orange Lilies.

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pic 1 – Red Geraniums and white — welcoming at the door.

pic2 – Arrangement of plants in a basket for gifting.

Last year from spring to early Autumn I didn’t buy any lettuce from the store. Even my neighbours enjoyed them. The container was little overcrowded though.

I even tried growing tomatoes, beetroot, zucchini and cucumber but was not very successful. Got a very few yield. I have to learn a lot about vegetable gardening.

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My herb garden

Fresh herbs, from right  Thyme, mint, rosemary, oregano and chives (not visible). These herbs comes to a good use whenever my husband suddenly thinks of Barbequeing 🙂

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Raspberries

Raspberry plant grow very fast. This yield is from the first year of planting. Kids enjoy plucking them. But be careful with thorns.

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That was the tour of my garden. Hope you enjoyed.

Happy Gardening.

Tschüss!

Reshma