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Garden Planting In Spring: Top Picks For Spring Blooms

Autumn is on its way, and as such, it’s a great time for getting out in the beautiful fresh air and clearing away the golden leaves to work on all your garden projects before the winter. Specifically, what to plant that will brave the cold and flourish come springtime.

An optimal choice is the wide variety of spring bulbs. These three species are a wonderful edition. Getting these in your soil this Autumn can ensure a beautiful, serene spring garden when the frost melts away.

Plant Tulips in September: For a classic Spring aesthetic

Tulips are an iconic and instantly recognisable spring bloom. They appear in every colour and pattern, excluding true blue. We’ve all seen images of sprawling tulip fields, and while it’s unlikely that everyone has this kind of endless space, tulips can bring shine and beauty to any garden.

For the best possible outcome, tulips should be planted en masse, roughly 5cm apart and 20 cm deep in the soil, to get gorgeous, close proximity of colours. Tulips do extremely well in pots. 

They’re a spring blooming flower that thrives best in full sunlight, so the best time for planting this year would be towards the end of September or the beginning of October. Ready for the sun come Spring. 

Snowdrops in September: Bulbs to connect Winter to Spring

A beautiful transitional flower for the final days of Winter, reaching peak bloom at the beginning of Spring. A delightful way to show your garden tying the seasons together. 

Snowdrops reach full bloom in early spring, matching perfectly with the remaining winter frost on the ground. If you’re planting them as dry bulbs, October and November are the best times. And they’ll hopefully be in full bloom by January or February, although they will likely already be pushing through during December. 

They don’t require much pruning, although it’s a good idea to dig up and dispose of dead and congested clumps in order to keep the rest healthy. Make sure there is at least 3 to 6 inches of space between each bulb.

Snowdrops do best in moist but well-drained soil with partial shade. And while they are a beautiful addition to any garden throughout the Winter months, planting them in the cold, hard soil with the right conditions can be fairly difficult. Especially if you’re a beginner this year, it may be a good idea to learn how to plant them during the early months of 2023.

Easy to grow: A reliable Spring colour

Like Tulips, no Spring scene is complete without the golden glow of Daffodils. One of the greatest qualities of which is that, if you tend them right, they’ll return to brighten up your garden year after year. If you’re planting the bulbs in pots, you can do it in Spring, ready for them to bloom throughout the season however, if they are to be placed out in your garden, the autumn months are the best choice, specifically September.

Due to their blooming every year, there is never a need to cut down your Daffodils unless some have died. In which case, snip them at the base and remove them in order to keep all the surrounding flowers healthy and uninhibited. To get the most aesthetically pleasing results, plant them in groups of ten or more. Seven in a circle and three placed in the middle.

Like Snowdrops, Daffodils do best in moist but well-drained soil. They will tolerate partial shade however they do their best growing in full sunlight. Treat them right, and you’ll have a set of beautiful wall flowers that will return to you every Springtime.