Bulb Planting Bonanza

I have had bags of bulbs hanging around for a few weeks now just waiting for me to get off my backside and get them planted.  Finally, yesterday, I made a concerted effort as the weather was fine, and planted 30 containers, 2 buckets, 2 hanging baskets, 2 troughs and a window box full of Minnow and Tete a Tete Daffoldils, dwarf and full-sized Tulips, before planting 80 Pansy plants in pale lemon and lilac over the top to stop the rain washing the potting compost away.
I am now officially exhausted - I knew there was a reason I kept putting it off - my back is killing me - but it is done, finito.  Whew!
Just a few of the pots I planted up, seeing this photo makes me realise I must just go out and tidy the rims up a bit.  All that is needed now is a bit of watering every so often  and a long wait till next spring.

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  1. I'm exhausted just reading about all that work. I have some to plant myself, but it has to wait until the weekend when I can get a lift to the garden centre to buy compost and pansies. Which doesn't explain why I haven't got around to planting my new crocosmias yet, since they will be going in the ground, sans pansies...

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  2. Oh, they look magnificant. Can hardly wait to see the photos in the spring!

    (Bulb planting is not a job I really enjoy, I've come to discover . Ha!)

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  3. I'm not surprised your back is sore. I haven't got any narcissus to plant this year but I have got some tulips which I need to get in. I find bulb planting one of my least favourite jobs. The soil is fine to a certain level then it is really hard to work to go any deeper. I always end up with a sore wrist. But its worth it in Spring.

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  4. Oh, but how worth it for when the Spring comes - it will look glorious. Bulbs will be next year for us, once the pigs ahve done their job. xx

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  5. No wonder your back hurts girl. LOL! All that planting. Just thinking about what it will look like next spring takes away some of the pain though. Or maybe not. LOL!

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  6. I agree with everyone about bulb planting - not on my favourites list but will be worth the effort I hope.

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  7. Well done, Elaine. I too have no daffs to plant this year - Yay!! Though having now written that, I feel a little cheated (no pleasing some people).

    Dave

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  8. The opening words of your post made me smile Elaine - you could be talking about me. My excuse has been the recent wet weather :) You know what they say though - "no pain,no gain" - your hard work will be well rewarded come the spring. Be sure to give us an update then.

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  9. Well done Elaine, you've put me to shame. I think after the summer where I've allowed myself to get a bit lazy in the garden, it's hard to get going again. Sometimes it's hard to know where to start! But I will get my bulbs in. Soon. Ish.

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  10. My mail order bulbs have arrived and are awaiting planting. I think I have about 50. One of the bloggers said, "I planted 100 and wished for a 1,000." Do we ever get enough daffodils planted? We look forward to seeing your blooms in the spring.

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  11. Goodness me what a lot of bulbs! I'm sure that it's well worth the effort though next spring when they all flower. Flighty xx

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  12. Well, how 'bout I come over and tend your roses whilst you pop by to plant my bulbs (and corms)?? I have a pile, too, that I meant to plant last week. Not nearly as many as yours, though!!!

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  13. Must plant my bulbs...they have been waiting patiently in the polytunnel for weeks now!

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