How to make a bulb lasagne

What is a bulb lasagne? Genius, that’s what. Layers of carefully planted bulbs in a pot that will magically result in flower after flower next spring - with no gaps in between. The best time to plant bulbs is September and October.

Gather your materials

You’ll need:

1. 8-10 of each type of bulb. We’re using crocus, hyacinths, daffodils and tulips.

2. A big-ish pot. You want one that’s at least 30cm tall to get the best results. Make sure it’s got drainage holes in the bottom too.

3. Peat-free compost.

4. Something to add as drainage in the bottom, like broken pot shards.

Step 1

Fill the bottom of the pot with broken pot shards or stones (helps with drainage)

Add 10cm of compost to the pot.

Step 2

Layer the tulip bulbs on top of the compost - pointy ends upwards - starting with a ring of bulbs around the edge of the pot, then popping a few in the middle. Leave a bulb’s width between each.

Cover the bulbs with 5cm of compost and…

Step 3

Repeat...
Layer the daffodils in a similar way - pointy ends up -  cover with 5cm of compost.

Then the hyacinths, more compost…

Step 4

Then the crocus, and top these with a layer of compost to reach the top of the pot

Give them a good drink of water and then wait for spring…

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