Autumn is the perfect time to plant up containers with bulbs for you to enjoy beautiful blooms next spring. By layering different combinations of bulbs, you can create a ‘bulb lasagne’ – a colourful display that will provide flowers for weeks.
Firstly, if you are planning a bulb lasagne, you will need a reasonably deep container, as different bulbs need planting at varying depths.
Above all, we recommend you buy good quality pots/containers with drainage holes. Choose a container that will withstand hard frosts and give you the freedom to plant big groups of bulbs for maximum impact. At Watling Reclamation, we have new and reclaimed containers…
Why not get the look of old Yorkstone, but buy new? We have a limited number of new bow fronted troughs, made from concrete, that resemble old Yorkstone troughs.
Our unique selection of reclaimed troughs, composition stone planters and concrete pots are great for traditional planting schemes in a classic garden.
Reclaimed chimney pots are good value and great for displaying bulbs. Simply choose your chimney pot, then find a deep plastic plant pot that fits snugly into the chimney pot, then plant up with bulbs (see below). Next, sit the plastic pot on a few bricks placed inside the chimney pot, to achieve the correct height and give it stability. The great thing is that once your spring bulbs have stopped flowering, just swap it for another pot of summer flowers.
Alternatively, you could buy a reclaimed solid oak half barrel planter for only £30.00. Simply drill some drainage holes, and at 75cm wide, you can create a brilliant splash of colour for your patio or garden.
Interested to find out more? We are reclamation, not gardening, experts! However, local garden centres often have seasonal talks and workshops, so why not contact them to find out if they are running a bulb planting workshops this autumn.
If you are inspired to plant up one of our pots/containers with bulbs this autumn, please send us your photos next spring. As a thank you, we will give you 5% off your next purchase! Simply email us at: email@example.com.
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