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Diarmuid Gavin: Layering bulbs will bring all the joys of spring to your balcony in the one pot

If you are confined to a terrace space, here’s how to get that flower bed effect by planting bulbs in a container in layers

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Diarmuid Gavin's 'bulb lasagne' box idea for gardeners with limited spaces

Diarmuid Gavin's 'bulb lasagne' box idea for gardeners with limited spaces

Diarmuid Gavin's 'bulb lasagne' box idea for gardeners with limited spaces

Last week, I wrote about smaller bulbs that can be used in window boxes or containers for those who have less room to garden in, such as patios, terraces and balconies. There’s another space-saving method to enjoy lots of bulbs... all in the one pot. This is sometimes known as a bulb lasagne, where instead of pasta sheets, meat and sauce, you layer different bulbs on top of each other in a pot, covering each tier with compost and thereby maximising the display from each pot.

So, if you’ve been tempted by all the lovely packets of bulbs on show in the garden centres and supermarkets at the moment and can’t choose which to plump for, here’s a method for enjoying a few different varieties in the one pot and extending seasonal flowering interest as long as possible.


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