Forcing bulbs sounds like a load of specialist hard work, but for a little midwinter cheer it’s really very easy. Time is the main ingredient. Here is a photo record of some purple crocuses that have been forced. Firstly, ten weeks in a cool dark cupboard, just covered in a light compost and kept barely damp. Then into the daylight on my kitchen window sill and after a further 10 days here we have these spring crocuses in bloom.
You just have to remember that you’ve put bulbs away in a dark cupboard!
9 thoughts on “Don’t forget the bulbs”
What a great way to beat the winter doldrums!
Yes, and spring is still quite a way off.
Isn’t nature great sometimes?
Absolutely … with a little helping hand too.
What a nice sight to see right now!
Cheerful – aren’t they?
They are beautiful! The sight of them really cheer me up (^-^)
Pretty flowers are uplifting, but nowhere near as delightful as your little doggie. Hope you get over your cold quickly.