Friday, May 15, 2009

Autumn Bulb Planting

As usual I am very late with planting my bulbs. My secret weapon though is that I dig a shallow hole for them and this really seems to help them catch up. I think it works the other way too, the earlier they are planted the deeper the hole. I love it when the boys help plant the bulbs. It is always such a surprise to them when those strange, papery onion things send up their startling flowers, that what they are actually planting are hidden pieces of hope.
And the little bit of craftiness that I have included is on Hugo's shirt. It is from my stage of appliqueing boats for nephews and sons.


  1. I'm so glad your childen don't plant the bulbs upside down. I let the kids plant my bulbs I couldn't understand why they'd not come up . . . on digging them up I discovered they were all upside down!

  2. I'm so excited to see my bulbs spring up underneath the cumquats. I moved them with us in June and obviously gave them a shock, which meant most of them didn't do anything last spring. I can't wait to see them flowering this year, it seems like a lovely reward for the hours I spent finding them in my old garden bed, determined not to leave them behind!



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