Table of contents:
- Place to place
- Soil for small-bulbous
- To dig or not to dig?
- Valuable - in the safe
- Planting small-bulbous
- Some subtleties of planting small-grained
Video: Planting Small-bulbous In August
Small-bulbous plants with decorative properties can be planted from the end of July, but during this period it can be hot and the soil dries up quickly, so most gardeners recommend a comfortable and more predictable August for planting such plants.
Of course, not only time decides the success of the business, but we are. So, for example, you first need to decide how many bulbs you need.
Let's help a little. So, small-bulbous in the garden always look appropriate and elegant, but only when their number is quite large. We do not recommend skimping here and we recommend buying a couple of packages of the same type or cultivar, and not buying two bulbs of different types and varieties - and propagating them longer, and the landscape will not look very good …
After you bought the bulbs, do not scatter them throughout the site, it is better to plant them as tightly as possible - in a bunch. You can, of course, and separately, if, say, you happened to snatch something rare, and you proudly want to show it, without fumbling in the flower bed in search of this "scarlet flower". Well, or the second option - you got a flower, for which you ran through the shops for years and could not find, but this year you were lucky. So that it is not inadvertently drowned out by other plants, plant it at a distance - then you will have every chance to propagate the bulbs and plant more of your favorite flowers next season.
Small-bulbous are usually not capricious, they adapt to our conditions well, tolerate winter and can even settle in the garden, as at home - to grow, grow, reproduce. However, not all species, alas, are so simple. For example, it is better for beginners not to touch juno because of the special conditions necessary for them.
You should know that reticulated iridodictium, or simply - bulbous iris - will live only 2-3 years, and then suddenly it will not appear. You should not worry about this, such is its nature.
Hyacintoides, and even the same iridodictiums, may well freeze in winter, especially if frosts hit the soil that is not yet covered with snow.
Erantis and erythronium (kandyk) cannot do without moisture at all, and even with a slight drying out of the soil, they usually die. Here, by the way, you can make an important addition regarding the purchase of small-sized plants - always make sure that the bulbs are alive, resilient.
Iriodictium reticulum (Iridiodictium reticulatum)
Hyacintoides Spanish (Hyacinthoides hispanicus)
Place to place
When choosing a place, rely on the origin of the species, we send all forest types of snowdrops, forest trees, corydalis, kandyks into the shade and "push", for example, under the crowns of trees. We take out the rest in the sun and place it under its rays.
Snow galanthus (Galanthus nivalis)
Corydalis solida (Corydalis solida)
Important: the small-bulbous ones were not so simply called, their bulb is small, therefore the maximum embedding depth is no more than 10 cm, otherwise you will bury your miracle forever. Well, in general, the calculation of the depth is simple - the smaller the bulb, the finer it is in the soil and it should be placed - no deeper than 3 bulb heights. Ideally, so that the bulb does not rot in the soil, a teaspoon of river sand is poured into the bottom of the hole.
Spring crocus (Crocus vernus)
Soil for small-bulbous
Of course, fertile, light, devoid of stagnation melt, rain and irrigation water, with a neutral reaction of the environment. Considering this, if you use manure, then only well-rotted (2-3 kg per square meter for digging). And if the soils of your site are such that you can safely open a quarry and extract clay, then by all means add a bucket of river sand per square meter, mixing well with the soil. By the way, with heavy rains and watering, the sand can slowly "run" into the lower layers of the soil, again making it oak. Therefore, periodically add a mixture of your tough soil and river sand, mixed in equal proportions.
When planting small-bulbous plants in the near-trunk strip of any tree, which is quite permissible, in the autumn period use humus to mulch these plants, manure in this case is completely inappropriate.
Erantis winter (Erantis hyemalis)
To dig or not to dig?
No, these are not tulips, every year small-bulbous ones do not need to be dug up, but once every 3 or even 4 years it is quite possible to dig up, carefully divide the nests of the bulbs and plant them again. Considering that plants will sit in one place for a long time, choose a place responsibly.
Valuable - in the safe
Well, almost like that. If you have acquired valuable small-bulbous ones, then it is safer to plant them in plastic containers or clay pots. There are also special plastic baskets for planting. In them, plants will be protected from rodents, they are not so afraid of snails and slugs, various underground pests, and it will be much easier to dig up the bulbs. It's time for digging and dividing - they removed the container from the soil, put it in partial shade, gave the bulbs a couple of days to ripen and divided it, and in this case, a neat deepening will remain in the flower garden, and not a site that has been dug, like from laying a water supply system. In addition, the onion itself and the children in such a container are like in a house - not one will be lost, and if you still show ingenuity and write a variety or type on the side of the container with an indelible marker, it will be generally great.Another plus of planting in containers is that you can plant the bulbs as tightly as possible to each other, thereby minimizing the space and enhancing the overall flowering. There is only one drawback - the bulbs for subsequent planting are smaller due to the limited feeding area.
Chess hazel grouse (Fritillaria meleagris) and its white-flowered form Alba
In ten days, the area allocated for small-bulbous ones is well spilled and slightly compacted. We take the bulbs and, before planting, literally dip them into a dark pink solution of potassium permanganate for 5 seconds, thus pickling. It is better to reject diseased bulbs mercilessly, and if this is not a manifestation of rot, but only a slight damage to the surface, then drop brilliant green or Novikov's liquid on this place and hold it for an hour in the sun.
Further landing. In general, the bulbs of the same type can be spread out on the prepared area, approximately three diameters of the bulbs receding from each other, deepening the bulbs by three heights, and sprinkle with loose and nutritious soil, and then compact a little with your hands.
On heavy soils, do not sprinkle with soil; for this it is better to use river sand mixed with peat in equal proportions.
After this planting, it is imperative to water (a bucket of water per square meter) and mulch with humus with a layer of 1 cm.Further, it is good to fence this place with a decorative fence or ordinary twine and put any sign of your choice where to write what and when it was planted.
Sometimes small-bulbous plants are planted on the lawn, but there are some peculiarities here. So, it is permissible to mow the lawn no earlier than half a month after these plants have faded, otherwise they will lay very small replacement bulbs. The planting itself must necessarily provide for trimming the turf, turning it off and laying the bulbs on the soil, after which the bulbs should be carefully covered with turf and watered abundantly, spending two buckets of water per square meter. There are many plants for planting on the lawn, but small-flowered botanical crocuses look especially gorgeous - you will not regret it.
Golden-flowered crocus (Crocus chrysanthus)
Some subtleties of planting small-grained
Crocuses. For them, a deep planting is advised - 10 centimeters, but, of course, this is on light soils, on heavy soils 6 cm is enough.
- Carpets can be planted to a depth of six centimeters, and if it is a baby, then half as small.
- Pushkinia. Planting depth is about 6 cm.
- Chionodoxes will grow both in the sun and in partial shade, they are planted to a depth of 5-8 cm.
- Galanthuses, white flowers. Do not forget about transplanting in five years, in no case do not transplant before flowering is complete. If you divide the nests, then the bulbs can not be dried out, they react badly to dehydration. When buying, pay attention to the bulbs - they should not be flabby, too dry. For planting Galanthus, the place where the snow first melts will be just perfect.
- Muscari. The deadline for planting bulbs is mid-September, but in the south and until mid-October, it is quite possible to plant them. It is permissible to deepen muscari by 7 centimeters (on loose soil - deeper, on dense soil - higher). Muscari varieties that have double flowers are propagated exclusively by bulbs, seed reproduction gives less than a quarter of double inflorescences. Therefore, even a small child, start up. You cannot plant terry and non-terry muscari next to it - over time, terry ones will inevitably be lost.
- When planting, hazel grouses are laid obliquely, having previously made 2 cm depressions in the ground.
- Iridodictiums are more convenient to plant with a peg. A peg with a diameter of 5 cm is buried into the soil by 8 cm, the hole recedes from the hole by 10 cm, a third of the depth of river sand is poured into each one, then an onion is placed and filled with river sand to the top.
Muscari Armenian (Muscari armeniaсum)
Siberian beetle (Scilla sibirica)
Wilted birdhouse (Ornithogalum nutans)
Subsequently, once the temperature starts to fall below 0 of C, landing place bulbs need zamulchirovat humus layer of 2 cm.
That's all the tricks of planting small-bulbous.
Photo: Rita Brilliantova, Maxim Minin, Konstantin Alexandrov
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