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If you want a spring-flowering display to go on as long as possible, plant separate layers of different varieties of bulbs in one pot. All you need to create a display which flowers in succession is a large pot and a variety of bulbs that will flower at different times.
Fill the base of the pot with compost and plant a layer of large-flowered daffodils on top. Cover with a little compost.
Next plant a layer of tulips. Spread the bulbs out generously across the surface and cover with more compost.
Finally, plant a layer of dwarf bulbs, such as crocus or iris. Cover with compost and water in.
Daffodils benefit from early planting (in September) but tulips are best left to a November planting.
15/01/2013 at 12:19
Does it matter if you place the 2nd layer of bulbs directly over a bulb in the first (i.e. lowest) layer?
15/01/2013 at 12:47
I'm sure the leaves and flowers will bend round the upper ones and find their way out. If one of the upper layer ones gets pushed up you can always put it back.
15/01/2013 at 12:50
I wouldnt deliberately do it, but am sure have done in the past. The bulbs all come up fine. They will find their way upwards no problem. J.
15/01/2013 at 22:07
Wouldn't worry too much about it, I always plant largest bulbs at the bottom like daffs, then slightly larger ones such as tulips and then the smaller ones on top. They all always find their way up to the surface
16/01/2013 at 14:14
yes ,trying out this very year,so far so good at least ,Have daffs coming up as I type.