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    Almost Done with Bulb Planting

    19th November 2016GeneralStephanie Donaldson

    I feel as it I have spent most of the past month getting bulbs into the ground and into pots, and now the finishing line is almost in sight. There are just a few tulips to go and because they are destined for gaps in the border that are not yet available I am potting them up, seven at a time into black plastic pots so that they can get on with growing, rather than shrivelling in their paper bags. Depending on how the winter progresses, I will either plant them out as space is cleared, or if it proves to be a hard winter I will sink the pots in the ground in early spring.  The terracotta pots that I have already planted  get a hat of wire netting to keep the squirrels away and upturned wire hanging baskets cover groups of tulips in the flowerbeds.

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    Wire netting hats aren’t very lovely, but they do the job

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    Old hanging baskets deter squirrels and also mark where bulbs have been planted

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