To help your garden and tubs have a little bling, heres some ideas for that instant fix!
As spring has sprung into full flow our gardens are ablaze with the colour of spring flowering bulbs, well they could have been if we had planted those bulbs in the first place! If you are like me and missed the planting window for some of my bulbs last autumn well don’t dis-pare, i have some good news for that instant fix in the form of a sneaky cheat!
Garden centres are currently adorned with pot grown bulbs in an array of cultivars and colours, everything from crocus and daffodils to tulips and hyacinth, all nice strong plants just budding up and ready to flower their socks off for you.
These bulb pots can be picked up quite cheaply too, so wont burst the bank trying to achieve a splash of colour, and because they have been pre-grown in a plastic container they can be literally popped out and rehomed anywhere as and when you want them! I used this cheat myself this year as there were some areas in my garden where i wished i had planted the bulbs and hadn’t so i purchased a few colourful cultivars and dotted them around, they look great, and you would never be able to tell they had only just been planted, these guys look very much at home in your garden planters too and a few random colours placed together can really give you good curb appeal and have your gardening skills the talk of your neighbourhood!
One of my favourite bulbs of all time is the humble daffodil, available in an assortment of colours and sizes, i love them all and this year i have planted quite a few in my tropical bed, ‘ notvery tropical ‘ i hear you say, maybe not but at this time of year the piercing colour does come in handy and can really cheer an area up, i planted the dwarf variety ’ Tete a Tete ‘, she is a true performer, only a few inches tall but miles high in character this little gem stands out in her own charming way and I just love to plant en -masse, the effect is truly stunning.
So if you where sitting at home kicking yourself because you forgot to buy those gorgeous spring bulbs last autumn, don’t dis-pare, just cheat like me and pop to the garden centre and buy them pre-grown!
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