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If you are planning for a small garden or balcony you should mainly focus on small bulb plants like small-flowered daffodils, grape hyacinths, wood anemones, squills, dwarf irises and crocuses.
Balcony or Small Garden? Always Nice with Flower Bulbs Flower bulbs can turn a balcony or small garden into a charming little paradise.The smaller the space, the more striking the details. Focus mainly on the smaller bulbous plants such as the not- so-tall botanical tulips, small-flowered daffodils, grape hyacinths, wood anemones, squills, dwarf irises and crocuses. Planting is easy Buy your flower bulbs from Dutchgrown.com and plant them in potting compost in pots and containers. For proper drainage, begin by covering the hole at the bottom of the pot with a pot shard. This way, the soil will not clog the drainage hole.If the pot has no drainage hole, carefully create one so that excess rainwater can drain away. During the winter, keep the pots containing their potting compost and bulbs grouped together in a nice sheltered spot and wait patiently for spring. Not that many people spend hours in the garden during early spring. For this reason, set the pots in places that are easily visible from inside the house or where you will walk by them often. You can then enjoy every day of the return of spring. There are many ways to recycle the bulb. Places like Nigeria is having its own bulb recycling plant. Planting in layers: it’s called a ‘lasagne planting’ For even more delightful surprises, plant your flower bulbs in layers. You can then watch for the emergence of new kinds week after week and enjoy flowers in your pots or containers month after month.Plant the ones with the latest flowering period at the lowest level in the soil. These could be tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. The early-flowering bulbous plants such as grape hyacinths (Muscari) and crocuses are planted towards the top (the earlier they flower, the higher they should be planted). There is always a right time to plant your bulbs in your garden. Indulge yourself with pretty little varieties A list of all the different kinds of flower bulbs would be a very long list indeed. A couple of nice small-flowered daffodils are Narcissus‘Tête-à-Tête’ and the very fragrant Narcissus triandrus ‘Hawera’. For a pretty crocus, pick one like ‘Pickwick’. From among the dwarf irises, a good choice would beIris reticulata ‘Harmony’.
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