Garden Maintenance

Bulb planting for Spring interest

Located in St John’s Wood

Most borders can look quite empty in early Spring. All the perennials need time grow into their mature height to develop flowers. With planting bulbs we can ensure some colours for this period.

A selection of Alliums, Tulips and Crocuses: best to plant them in large quantities as they have a short flowering period. Planting them in random groups will provide an even flow of colours.

The following spring, we can admire the effect of the muddy late- autumn planting: most of the planted tulips arose and even though they only flower for about two weeks, they are worth it.

They look especially dramatic in large borders next to some evergreen structural plants, like these yew cubes and ornamental grasses. Make sure not to mix up too many colours to avoid colour clashes.