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Layering bulbs that requires same depth?

I have bought some bulbs recently in an effort to bring year round colours to my borders.  I am no expert, this is the first time I am giving it a try.  Some crocus bulbs that flower during various months require same depth.  For example Crocus Conqueror flowers during Oct, Nov whereas 'Miss Vain' flowers during Jan, Feb.  Are there any recommended approaches/practices to layer them?

Below is the list of bulbs I have (Green indicates flowering time) and still need to figure out how to plant them in a small border so that they look colourful through out the year.  


Last edited: 27 September 2016 08:49:04


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Unless you are planting in a really confined space like a pot, there is no real need for layering your bulbs. Unless your border is tiny! Just plant them at the correct depth in your border. It will not matter if they are really close together - you need the flowers more than the bulbs need space. I think the tulips will need to be the deepest so plant them first then do the rest in turn. Even if the crocus bulbs are touching each other, they will still flower. 

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