In the ground, bulbs need to be planted around three times their diameter apart, but in containers, bulbs can be packed more closely together. You do need to make sure the bulbs aren’t touching though, and aren’t touching the sides of the pot either.
1 – Buy a large container or pot – make sure there is a hole, or holes in the bottom for drainage. Line the base with clay pebbles. The bigger the pot better as the more bulbs you can fit in!
2 – Add a layer of compost to the bottom
3 – Put the biggest bulb or late flowering bulb at the bottom
4 – Cover this layer with a 5cm layer of compost
5 – Repeat this twice with smaller bulbs as per our recommendations below
6 – Once you have covered the last layer, give the container a good water