Seeing as this morning was mildly warm and not raining I decided to plant the bulbs I got as a freebie from my order from J Parkers. Originally I wasn’t going to bother, but with having nothing to do this morning I went out and planted them.
I know I don’t have much space in the borders now, When I plant things I often dig up halves of bulbs so I didn’t even bother checking this time, I just dug up 4 squares of turf in the lawn and planted them.
What is it with the winter weather again? The worms were right up at the top of the soil. I get that it’s warmish… But we have had some cold nights. Is the ground not cold at all?
The bag was a mix, so I didn’t even try sorting them out. Hopefully they will randomise well. Also I only intended on putting a dozen in each hole, with a bag of 50 I should have had 2 left over to put in one of the holes. As it turns out they were VERY generous weights as I had 16 left after putting 12 in each. So each hole got 4 extra.
As freebies go this was a good one! B-)
After I was happy I put the sod back down and gently tramped on it to settle it down again. With luck they will sprout properly. Most, if not all, of the bulbs were already pushing so the only question is if they will sort themselves out in the ground as they push up through the grass.
After this I can only hope that they were not too late in the ground, but then again… They were freebies. I have nothing to lose.
- A flat piece of iron.
- A cable of some kind.
- What I can only think of as a spring off a mattress?
- Several pieces of glass.
And then it started raining… Just as I was walking inside to put the kettle on. Not bad timing, says I. B-)