Lasagne? No, we don’t mean the tasty Italian dish made out of layers of pasta, however, this treat is made out of layers. By the time you’ve read this you’ll understand how to make a real feast for the eyes, by planting a Bulb Lasagne!
Planting a ‘Bulb Lasagne’ of spring flowering bulbs in the autumn offers impact and colour come spring. Most spring bulbs can be grown in a Lasagne, but for the display to work you need to ensure that you pick three types of bulb that look good together and will give a display that lasts throughout the season (i.e. combine early, mid and late spring bloomers). This rather clever ‘Lasagne’ planting technique was developed by the Dutch to ensure your pots are full of blooms that will be followed by more varieties as the spring progresses and avoids having great big gaps in between blooms.
The general idea is that you put the smallest, earliest bulbs on top and the slightly bigger, later ones underneath so as they grow they hit the bulb above, curve around it and carry on growing up.
Our Lasagne Panting Packs are available in three colour themes – pink-blue, red-purple and white.
NEW for this autumn are our Lasagne Planting Packs from our friends at Kapiteyn Bulbs, who have done all the combination work for you! Each pack contains three different bulbs to create 100 days of spring flowers in your pots!
Just follow these three easy planting steps:
Choose a pot with nice, big drainage holes and place a layer of gravel at the bottom to improve drainage, alternatively a well-drained potting mix (such as Coolings Professional Compost 35L £4.99) will also do the trick. Once you have your first layer of potting medium in the pot, begin with your large, late flowering bulb i.e. Tulips/Anemones. Place the bulbs close together but don’t let them touch each other or the sides of the pot.
Now add a layer of soil, and firm it down lightly around your bulbs. You can now plant your midspring layer i.e. Hyacinths. Add more pasta (or potting compost in this case!).
Plant your final layer of early bloomers i.e. Crocus. Cover them with potting soil, add water and wait for the results come spring!
Images supplied by Kapiteyn