Add some magic to your lawn in the spring by planting crocus bulbs to create your very own fairy rings. Even if no fairies appear, the rings are still a great place for having a picnic and playing. Best of all, the flowers will appear again every spring.
You will need:
- piece of string, 20 in (50cm) in length
- tent peg
- plastic water bottle
- play sand
- special bulb planter
- crocus bulbs
Ask a grown-up to use the bulb planter to make a hole along this circle every 4in (10cm) and leave the ‘plug’ of soil and grass by the side of the hole. The hole should only be about 2in (5cm) below the surface of the grass.
Place a crocus bulb in each hole, making sure that the bulb is the right way up (the pointed end should be facing upward). Replace the plug of soil and turf, and firm it down well. The bulbs will grow through the grass the following spring.
- words: Dawn Isaac
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