Fresh as a Daisy

The ground in the plot is covered with fleece to help warm it up after the Winter.  This means it will be ready to receive seeds, bulbs and tubers sooner, into a less wet and cold medium, and that I can then start to force the first flowers through earlier.

The hyacinths which were planted in November time and were forced, start to flush in January / February, along with snowdrops in the garden outside. 

Then in March other spring bulbs start to appear such as Anemones, Grape Hyacinth, and Narcissi and Daffodils.

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I think spring bulbs look very pretty on their own in a clay pot, maybe with a sprinkling of moss, and accompaniment of stray grass leaves.  Like this you will get a longer display and a little of the Spring indoors on your mantlepiece! 

Naturalising species tulips and dwarf Daffodil Rip Van Winkle in the front lawn.