The general rule of thumb for planting
is to plant two to three times as deep as the bulbs are tall. This means
bulbs like tulips
about 15 cm deep, while smaller bulbs will be planted 8-10 cm deep.
should be measured from the surface level of the soil to the shoulders of
bulbs, and to
the eyes or crowns of perennials
between plants is measured from their centres.
There are two basic methods of planting. One is to dig individual holes for
This can be done with a garden
or one of the special hole-cutting tools called bulb
. Dig the hole several centimetres deeper than the recommended
depth and fill to base level with a mixture of loose soil and Breck's
Food for Bulbs and Perennials
. Then place your plant in the hole and
cover it with
loose soil. Using your fingers, gently push the soil into position around
the plant, so
there will be no air pockets where water can collect.
If you are planting a quantity of plants in a single area, you may want to
entire bed to planting depth. Then you can locate each plant just where you
before covering with soil. Press the soil into position around each plant