Spring bulbs are traditionally planted from September to December for flowering the following March and April. But if time catches up with you it is still possible to plant in January and even February.
Earlier this year I found my Spring Bulbs hidden in a cupboard during early January and I still achieved a stunning display a few weeks later in March and throughout April.
If you are planning on displays using pots be aware that they will need watering on a regular basis, even when you can’t see no sign of life emerging through the soil. If a hard frost is forecast it is advisable to move the pots to a sheltered spot until it passes.
This year I’m planting directly into the ground. Ever year I try and buy some new varieties, this year I’m going for Daffodil, v. Split-Corona Mongradon, Tulip, v. Single Late Queen of Night and Tulip v. Double Late Sunlover from Wilko at £2 per pack.
How to Plant Spring Bulbs
Bulbs need to be planted twice their own depth and displays work best when planted in groups of 3, 6, 9, 12 etc.