We find planting snowdrops, bluebells, aconites or wood anemones as bulbs in the green is the most reliable way to transplant them for future success. This is while they are in leaf and actively growing.
In the spring, these popular varieties are lifted and supplied in flower or in leaf. The reason that this method is so popular is because the dormant bulbs available in the autumn are small, and after the disruption of being lifted and dried, they have to work hard to get going once again.
How to Grow Bulbs in the Green
- Prepare the area for planting by loosening the soil, digging shallow trenches or holes, and mixing in leaf mold or compost, ensuring that the soil remains moist.
- Divide the clusters of bulbs and lay them in the prepared area with the leaves pointing towards the sun.
- Take care to plant them at the same depth as they were previously planted, you will be able to identify this by the white area at the neck of each plant.
- Backfill the hole and compact the soil lightly, watering the plants immediately.
But with bulbs in the green, all the foliage dies back in to the bulb while they are in the ground, and the bulbs do not have to go through the trauma of becoming too dry. By planting them when they are active, they come back much stronger the following year.
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We have been a trusted supplier of bulbs in the green for many years, producing and sourcing more established plants than ever before. We despatch orders for bulbs in the green from early February. Most are available until mid-April, depending on the weather.