Monday, 18 May 2015
How to Plant a Mini Bluebell Wood!
I love wild flowers, and one of the most stunning sights at this time of year is the bluebell wood!
From Wikipedia - 'Bluebell woods may be found in all parts of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as elsewhere in Europe. Bluebells are a common indicator species for ancient woodlands, so bluebell woods are likely to date back to at least 1600'
PLANT A MINI BLUEBELL WOOD
Buy your British bluebell bulbs! I ordered 100 from Shipton bulbs, which is a wonderful company that sells bulbs and plants suitable for the nature garden, www.bluebellbulbs.co.uk.
Choose your location, bluebells thrive in the open or shade, in any well-drained soil.
Roughly clear the area of 'weeds' (unwanted plants!).
Scatter your bulbs randomly to create a natural effect, and plant about 5cm deep and 15cm apart. I planted mine in October.
Why not start a wild flower garden and help our wildlife!