Plant those varieties that can be left in the ground to perform year after year even in warmer areas. Daffodils, Jonquils and Dutch Iris are perfect for naturalising under existing trees or for parkland environments, repeating brilliant flowers year after year.
To feed bulbs as they shoot out of the ground, at bud formation time and immediately after flowering. After flowering is the most important time as this is when the bulb is developing its embryo for next year’s flowering. Mix 30mL of PowerFeed or PowerFeed for Flowers, Fruit & Citrus in 9 litres of water (standard watering can) and apply every two weeks from planting until your bulbs finish flowering. For an extra boost when growth appears, sprinkle 1 scoop per square metre of PowerFeed with Troforte, Flowers, Fruit & Citrus around the bulbs and mix into the soil. Water in throughly after application.
In warmer areas of Australia plant naturalising bulbs deeper than recommended. This ensures they will survive higher than normal soil temperatures over summer avoiding dehydration and shrivelling.
When planting in pots form layers of bulbs as the pot is filled. This will ensure a pot of colour over many weeks with striking foliage and flower combinations.
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