Our spring bulbs are our little garden treasures. Buried deep in the borders and containers, they are the first sights of warmer weather and new growth in the garden. To keep them coming back again year after year, and to ensure that their displays stay spectacular, here’s how to care for them:
During their flowering season, dead head regularly by cutting the old flowers at the bottom of the stem. This will help preserve energy for the rest of the plant.
Once all the flowers seem to have finished, you’ll need to wait around six weeks before cutting back. Only start cutting back the foliage when it’s all died down. At this stage, the foliage will be yellow in colour and straw like in texture. Remember, whilst the plant is still flowering and the foliage is still green and growing, the plant still needs watering.
The remains will die down back into the borders or containers. Bulbs planted in the borders or containers can remain in their position ready for the following year. However, if you’d like to move these to a different area of the garden, now all the energy of the plant is back into the bulb, this is the time to do so.