I just planted some lily (6" deep) and gladioli bulbs (4" deep) and am wondering if there's a general length of time these are likely to reach the surface?
I've placed a box on top of the soil to protect it from cats, but will have to remove it when the bulbs hit the surface so light can get to them. Hopefully by then, the soil will be settled enough for the cats to leave alone. They love freshly fluffed-up soil.
I'll remove the box during the day when it rains so the soil doesn't dry out.