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I wish to plant snowdrop bulbs in a strip of well dug bedding at the front if my garden.

I have two questions :-

1) can I cover them with wood chippings once they are planted? I.e. Will they push their way through?

2) to enjoy an impressive display in January - how many bulbs should I plant? - the strip is about 8ft x 1ft - I have initially purchased 100 bulbs!

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parkgate wrote:
I wish to plant snowdrop bulbs in a strip of well dug bedding at the front if my garden.

I have two questions :-

1) can I cover them with wood chippings once they are planted? I.e. Will they push their way through?

2) to enjoy an impressive display in January - how many bulbs should I plant? - the strip is about 8ft x 1ft - I have initially purchased 100 bulbs!

Thank You.


1) Not sure, but don't cover them too thickly and they should be OK. Usual planting depth is about 3" max, if you plan to keep the chippings at a cover of say 2", allow for that when planting.

2) Gardening is never really instant, 100 mature bulbs will give you 100 flowering plants in January/February, but they will increase over time and in a few years you'll have a lot more.

If you plant them close together initially you will get a better show than spreading them over the whole area.Once established you'll see the individual bulbs you planted increasing to become clumps of bulbs, you can dig these clumps up and divide them to spread them out.

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