Over the last few weeks preparing our garden for the winter and planting our spring bulbs have been on the list of things to do and after a full shed declutter the last grass cutting of the season has taken place and we have been preparing for the spring instead and thinking of what bulbs are going where.
I always find it really difficult to imagine what the garden will look like with bulbs planted higgledy piggledy so instead of random plantings this year we have focused instead on putting certain colours and types individually into planter bottoms.
At the bottom of the garden I have 2 half barrels with olive trees in so we have filled the bottoms of those with some sticking yellow daffs which will add an impact and with the help of our new Lechuza planter this year we have been able to add a planter to Joshua’s play house which always looked a little lost in the spring.
Lechuza are self watering planters so I am super eager to see if these planters work, as I have a tendency to over water and or dehydrate my pots as time gets away with me!
Joshua pretty much did all the planting for me with this planter as it comes with its own substrate and an inner liner so all you have to do is take the stopper out of the bottom if you are planting for outside (if you are planting inside you must make sure the stopper is in or your going to drench the surface you put it on.
Then you either leave in the inner liner or you can take it out (our had handles to easily lift it out) and then pop in the substrate that comes with it.
Add in soil, then your plants or bulbs
Then add water!
What I did love about the planters was the water marker on the end that means you can’t over water your plants as it indicates when you need to water and when there is too much. I think this might be my saviour to my bulbs for this spring as I can’t be too eager with the watering can!
I loved this Lechuza planter as it really is super easy to use and this version you can buy brackets for so you can put it on walls, fences and posts and so I am planning to buy a longer black one and put it on the front garden!
Disclaimer: We were sent this planter for our opinion, All opinions and thoughts were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.