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Bulb planting weekend – Part I

I’ve mentioned before that I want to have a spring garden filled with gorgeous blooms that smell heavenly and the last two months whilst visiting the blogs of our new gardening friends in the Northern Hemisphere, their wonderful gardens filled with daffodils, tulips, snowdrops, crocus, narcissus and irises have had me waiting patiently for the Easter Weekend to sink my bulbs into the ground.

New to gardening, bulb planting is something I’ve not done before so I needed books and tools and of course … BULBS! I’ve been buying and collecting bulbs now for about 6 weeks and as the books tell me to plant when the weather has changed –  usually by Easter, guess what I’m doing this weekend? Planting all +/-800 bulbs I’ve collected!

So this is part one of my Bulb Planting Weekend – The “Before” post!

[one_half]Dexter very excited about helping!Dexter looking forward to helping ...[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Delivery from HadecoThe Hadeco Delivery[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Free gift from Hadeco – Extra 175 Bulbs!An extra 175 Bulbs![/one_half]

[one_half_last]All the bulb paraphenaliaAll my "stuff"[/one_half_last]

So there you have it – Now you know what I’m doing today and tomorrow! I’ll be back on the blog once they have all been planted. If you don’t see me for a while … well then you will know that I’m up to my eyeballs in BULBS!!

Happy Gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

9 replies on “Bulb planting weekend – Part I”

Hi Diana – Yes, the dibber goes in so easily it makes the whole thing child play! Its turning out to be a much easier, faster job thanks to that thingy!

Happy Easter to you & Jurg!

Oh my word!! 800 + bulbs. That’s over 14 hours of planting – without a coffee break – gulp!!! Good luck , my friend. Sorry that I can’t give you a helping hand. I thought that my Grass Feature was going to be a few hours on Friday morning … ways!! It’s Saturday evening and I’m STILL not finished 🙁

Oh shucks, no photos yet??

I tell myself this is good excercise!! Otherwise I don’t think I’d be very enthusiastic about all this work. Planting a few plants and weeding is easy – this is hard work 🙁

I’ll upload part one tonight, ok? I can’t disappoint you! I’m still in my gardening clothes! I’m waiting for the hot water cylinder to kick in….have it on a timer! 🙁

ME TOO!!! Also still in work gear – going to shower and then crawl into bed so I can be up early to finish the great big bulb brooohaha!
PS: Don’t stress about the photies – I’m just teasing you, do it when you have time and feel like it 🙂


Post is up so you can get a taste of what I’ve been up to!! Today was really hard….tough work, but so worth it! It’s looking amazing. this post is just a teaser ….. wait until tomorrow! 🙂

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