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How to make a Bulb Lasagne

How to make a Bulb Lasagne


Layering Bulbs

How to make a Bulb Lasagne


The concept is simple and the effect stunning!

Create a pot full of colour from February to May by planting bulbs in layers.

The largest and latest flowering bulbs go in deepest, moving to the smallest and earliest in the top.


  • Step 1

Drainage is key, place plenty of crocks or stones in the bottom of the pot, followed by a layer of compost. Bulb fiber is ideal as it is perfectly balanced for your bulbs. You can also use a multi-purpose mixed (⅔) with grit (⅓)

  • Step 2

Starting with the largest bulbs, place in your first layer of bulbs, leaving a couple of cm’s between each bulb and ensuring that they are not touching the sides of the pot.

Add compost to cover this layer of bulbs

  • Step 3

Place the next layer of bulbs into the pot, you can pack quite a lot of bulbs in, but again avoid them touching each other or the sides of the pot.

Cover with another layer of compost

  • Step 4

Place your final layer of smallest and earliest flowering bulbs - eg. Crocus, Muscari ect

Add yet again more compost

  • Step 5

Plant the top of the pot with winter bedding, Pansy and Violas work extremely well and the bulbs below will happily grow through and in-between.

  • Step 6

Move your pot into position and water well!


This is a simple yet effective way to keep colour in your garden during the winter months.