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Sounds easy an simple but so does golf and that is disastrous for me (as today proved ) so I think I will stick to admiring the results of your effort my friend.Hi @Agzy
My parents did all the gardening, big brother and I were relegated to clearing the path or pulling out dandelions. Very boring. I never got to plant a bulb, put in bedding plants or so much as trim a hedge
For some reason, my mum told me I had “black fingers” and I believed her, so I didn’t try gardening after I left home. Fast forward ten years, I was faced with a large garden, with “grass” and very little else. I figured there was no one watching, so I’d have a go and see what happened. I literally dug holes, added compost and put a few bedding plants in. They grew and looked ok
The next year I got ambitious... I collected the cardboard egg cartons, added compost and 3 seeds to each section. Yes it was a bit of a faff, but I got in the habit of watering them each day, when tiny green shoots appeared I was ecstatic. I found old pots and replanted them out. I grew flowers from seeds. Maybe my fingers weren’t so black after all
I don’t attempt anything special, just lots of colour, all higgle de piglety, with no clean lines or design in sight The great thing about bulbs, is they come back next year and most multiply. I just add compost on top each year and leave them alone (my amazing gardener friend told me that tip)
Sams made up guide to pots
DIY shops sell basic 10 inch pots for under £1. Make sure they have holes in the bottom for drainage
Add a few stones to the bottom to keep the holes clear of soil. Add compost, leaving about a third at the top
Place bulbs around the edge, about an inch in, with a few in the middle. Cover with compost. Press down to compact it, but not too hard. Water
Water daily. I tend to do it in the evening. Soil should be damp, not soggy.
If they grow ... show them off. If they don’t ... hide the evidence