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Bulbs In A Cheese Pot

Extract from Simple Flower Arranging • By Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks • Published by DK Books


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15 mins

Simple Flower Arranging
The thin round wooden cheese pots that contain soft cheeses like Camembert can be turned into delightful rustic containers for potted bulbs. This delicate, pared- back design suits a bedside table or bathroom, where you can easily catch the fragrant scent of lily of the valley.

Flowering muscari bulbs

Posted by DK Books Published See DK Books's 60 projects » © 2022 Mark Welford / DK Books · Reproduced with permission. · Simple Flower Arranging, by Mark Welford & Stephen Wicks, published by DK, £16.99,
  • Step 1

    Line the cheese pot with cellophane to make it water resistant.

  • Step 2

    Carefully turn out the potted lily of the valley and cut across the base of the roots in a straight line with scissors, so the bulb roots in soil are half the depth they were in the pot

  • Step 3

    Gently transfer the bulbs in their soil to the lined cheese pot and press them firmly into place. Mist the soil to dampen it sufficiently.

  • Step 4

    Using scissors, trim the edges of the cellophane so it can’t be seen. Cover the top of the pot with carpet moss to hide all evidence of the dark soil, and give the moss a good misting again.

    insider tip
    • The arrangement should last for at least two weeks if you mist the moss and flowers every couple of days, especially in warm weather, to keep the soil moist and the leaves and flowers looking fresh.

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