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mchuamchua Posts: 162
Hi :smile: I’m looking to plant some crocuses, snowdrops etc, but the lawn has many weedy patches. Do you think they will still grow through weedy turf?

Tysm 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,971
    Yes. 
    Snowdrops like a damper shadier spot - generally speaking though, so it may not be such a good location for them. Crocus are good for naturalising in grass though.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • mchuamchua Posts: 162
    Thanks I’ll give it a shot this autumn, there’s a few weeds but hopefully it’s worth a try. I was going to use a bulb planter, but I want to sow quite a few, so may go for the “H” shape method. 
  • cmarkrcmarkr Posts: 113
    edited September 2021
    Can you expand on the H shape method please? I'd like to plant a large number of bulbs this autumn.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,971
    You cut the turf in the shape of an H [ so 2 verticals and a horizontal]  like the pages of a book,  then fold back the two halves it creates after sliding a spade under the turf to loosen it. 
    You can then dig out to the depth needed for the bulbs - it's mainly done for crocus etc which don't need much depth - and plant. The fold the turf back into place and water in to get it in contact again with the soil. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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