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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.


  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...

  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!)

  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.

  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

  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!

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

  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).


  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.

  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.

  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.

  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

  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!!!

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


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