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How to plant bulbs in pots

Planting bulbs is a simple but very rewarding process.  You don’t even need a lot of space to grow them – lots of varieties grow well in pots and hanging baskets, so you can add bulbs to any garden.  There are also dwarf and trailing flowering varieties that are more suited to pots and baskets


Shopping list

  • Flower pot 30cm+ deep
  • Peat Free Multi-Purpose Compost
  • Your choice of spring flowering bulbs
  • Hand trowel
  • Horticultural grit
  • Bulb starter
  • Gardening gloves
  • Bedding plants
  • Watering can

Available in-store or online

Step by step guide

  • Check the planting depth of your chosen bulbs  

  • Fill your pot to this depth with peat free multi-purpose compost  

  • Place your bulbs onto the soil, making sure that they are not touching and the pointed end is facing upwards  

  • For instant colour before your bulbs flower, plant the top of your pot with bedding such as pansies and violas

  • Water well and move to your preferred spot in the garden  

  • Fill your pot to the top with compost