Job of the Week-Planting an Alpine Meadow

Helen returns this week with her latest job of the week!

Planting an Alpine Meadow

Ever fancied having an alpine meadow in your garden? It’s really just a fancy name for growing small bulbs through grass! If you do, here’s a simple way to achieve that effect in your existing lawn and now’s the time to plant.

You will need:

Garden spade

Garden fork

Selection of alpine bulbs – Dwarf Narcissus, Sankeshead Fritillaries, Iris reticulata, Crocus and Scillas would all work well

Watering can



All you have to do is select the area of lawn you want to dedicate and carefully lift strips of turf about 30cms wide by 90cms long and 5cms deep with your spade. Put them to one side and fork over the soil lightly before planting your chosen bulbs, about 5cms below the surface. Try to plant in random groups so that they look naturalistic. Firm down the soil, replace the turf and water. Simple!

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Photo Credits: Primrose Blog, Dahlia Papers and Baking Betsy.


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