‘Gorgeous!’ Carol Klein on how to plant bulbs now for a ‘wonderful surprise’ come spring


    British gardening expert Carol Klein, who also regularly appears on BBC Gardeners’ World, has shared more of her tips for gardening in autumn. In the fourth instalment of her new five-part series on Channel Five, Autumn Gardening with Carol Klein, the horticulturist shared how to plant bulbs now ahead of spring.

    “At the end of each one of them is a little purple flower. It’s magnificent.”

    Carol began the task by putting compost in “this lovely concrete pot that’s covered in moss here”.

    She continued: “And once we’ve enjoyed their spring display in this pot and I’ve taken off the old flowerheads, I’ll probably plant them right out into the garden.

    “I’ll have them for years and years and years. We’re already old friends.”

    “Utterly gorgeous.”

    Lastly, Carol put some compost over the top of the bulbs, completing the simple task of planting them.

    She said: “They’re going to spend the winter nestled down in there until they come up in the spring and give us all a wonderful surprise.”

    Speaking to the bulbs, Carol added: “Enjoy yourselves, have a nice sleep.”


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