While shopping in Pleven last month, hubby and I had a splurge on spring bulbs; a fortnight ago I finally got around to planting them in the garden. We decided to buy only cheap bulbs for the garden this year, you know the kind, big bumper packs of mixed tulips and daffodils abundant in supermarkets and DIY stores. Most of our bulbs were eaten by critters this year so it really didn’t merit spending money on the more exotic varieties. At least this way, if the critters do eat a percentage of them, it won’t be too heartbreaking or expensive to replace them. It’s a shame but there you go, until the bulbs remain intact we’ll stick with the cheaper brands.
Last evening, as we were having a quick saunter around the garden, hubby asked me what plant was popping it’s head up out of the ground in the rose garden.
Ahem, did I sleep through the winter?!
Our grape hyacinth bulbs have made an appearance already. I quickly checked the packaging and it definitely states that you should plant them anytime from October to December and they will flower in March and April. I even made sure that I’d got the bulb depth right. I’m wondering if this crazy weather of ours has flipped everything upside down again? At least they’re an extremely hardy bulb so they will make it through the winter without any ill effects, they seem to be well on their way towards spring already.
* Thank you to Christina for letting me know that this is normal practice and my bulbs aren’t confused after all – it’s me who is!