My 2006 garden mistake
With the weather being warm and the ground so easy to dig in due to the recent rains I decided to dig my holes for the tulips.
Didn't dropped in any bulbs while digging but thought it would be nice to not have to don a parka & mittens during the hole-digging part down the road.
Since I plop in 50 bulbs per hole, those holes are pretty big. I dug the holes about a week ago.
Here's the problem......the piled earth from the holes being dug (that is needed to back-fill the holes) is gone!
The rains basically washed away/leveled the mound of earth. Now I am stuck with having to go run around at the limited gardening centres that still have stock to find bags of top soil to back fill these huge holes.
What a pain. Hope my posting helps others - if you're digging the hole - wait until the weather is suitable to do the bulb planting, otherwise, that backfill of earth may disappear on you if you wait too long.