How to save the butterflies – Papa Papillon’s tips and tricks
by Darina Schweizer
Which gardener does not wish for a beautifully blooming garden from spring to autumn?
With the right seeds, nothing stands in the way of garden splendour and a beautiful lawn.
In our shop we distinguish between various seeds and bulbs. Seeds are available either in shaker boxes, in the form of seed bombs or as a ready-made mini garden with soil that only needs to be watered. From golf lawns and herb gardens to ornamental flowers and medicinal plants, you will find countless different seeds at Galaxus. Ready-to-use mixtures for butterfly meadows and flowering cornfields round off the range.
Onions and tubers prefer light layers and a water-permeable, nutrient-rich soil, so that they do not rot. The planting depth is two to three times the bulb thickness. In the home garden, the bulbs, tubers and rhizomes find a suitable location in which winterlings, tulips, gladioli, dahlias and the like can bloom in succession every year. With many summer bloomers, the wintering organs must be kept frost-free. Other bulbs and tubers can remain in the soil. Some, such as snowdrops, grape hyacinths and some daffodils and crocuses, even reproduce themselves and produce an increasingly splendid flowering bloom year after year.
Those who sow lawn seeds mixed with the seeds of meadow flowers and plant bulbs of spring flowers in between will soon be able to experience a flower meadow that will not only delight the observer, but also bees, bumblebees, hoverflies and butterflies. After flowering, the plants should be allowed five to six weeks to gather energy for the next season via the withering leaves. For some species, you will need to remove the tubers or bulbs from the ground and clean and store them in a cool, dry and dark place.