Planting bulbs

A bulb is normally planted to at least twice its depth, so that bulbs measuring, say, 2 in. from top to bottom are planted at least 4—5 in. deep. Taller-growing bulbs such as gladioli (Gladiolus) will require fairly strong supports, such as bamboo canes, to keep them upright. Shorter bulbs with heavy flower heads, such as hyacinths, will also need supporting, and an attractive cad can be made from flexible willow stems tied with raffia.
Heavy, poorly drained soil, which may cause the bulbs to rod can be improved prior to planting by mixing in horticultural grit.

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