Make a Bespoke D.I.Y Planter for Valentine's Day
This Valentine’s Day, why not consider making something a little bit personal for that special someone in your life.
Start by finding a nice pot, planter or trough that is both deep (for good root space) and wide (to fit more bulbs in), something like our range of Stewarts Garden 33cm Essentials Planters are ideal as they are nice and deep, 33cm across and come in a range of charming pinks, purples, blues and yellows (depending on what colour scheme of flowers you’re going for)
Now you have your pot, it’s time to start thinking about some compost. Our bulb planting compost from Westland is ideal; it is the perfect mix to get your bulbs growing and blooming to their fullest. Alternatively a multi-purpose compost, or loam-based John Innes compost is good.
Now is the fun part; it’s time to start finding the right bulbs for your other half. If you know exactly what they like then this should be nice and easy, however if they don’t have a preference or you're not sure, just try finding a nice colour scheme to complement the pot you’ve selected or go for one of Taylors Bulbs collections for pots. Dahlias and lilies also make a great choice for pots and come in a wide range of colours to suit.
Follow the instructions on the back of the packets of bulbs you’ve selected and top it off with a bow (and a soppy personal message in a card) and you’ve created something bespoke and stunning that they can enjoy for months to come!
Alternatively you can find a huge range of bouquets and more online now (which are just as lovely)
PLEASE NOTE: Please always follow instructions on the back of the packet. Summer flowering bulbs are best planted around March or April, but can be planted now and kept in a frost free & bright place until weather conditions are warmer outside.