An interesting variant of the flowerbed labyrinth is the “disappearing” maze on the lawn, which appears only in spring and is renewed annually.
Such a labyrinth is made of bulbous flowers that do not require annual excavation – daffodils, botanical tulips, hazel grouses.
In our example, the maze is created by two interlocking spirals of flowering daffodils. They form a path where it is fun not only to walk, but also to play. Children are very fond of running along such labyrinths: it is interesting to play tag, and falling, if something happens, does not hurt.
Flower beds are laid in early autumn. The bulbs will wake up next spring. In the first days of April they will reach for the sun and mark the drawing of the future labyrinth. Recall that daffodils are the first to wake up after winter, followed by tulips. From the moment the shoots appear and during flowering (in good weather, it lasts up to 6 weeks), the labyrinth turns into a real magnet for children.
For the project, you will need two long ropes and daffodil bulbs (approximately 150 per meter of maze). With the help of ropes on the ground, they mark the contours of the maze.
Then bulbs are poured along the contours to make sure there are enough of them. The maze in the photo has a diameter of 8 m.
The bulbs are scattered in one layer so that the width of the daffodil ribbon gradually narrows as it approaches the center of the maze. Daffodils are planted earlier than other bulbs – at the end of August, during September.
Cut and remove a piece of lawn turf so that a landing site is formed, two daffodil bulbs deep. Bulbs are placed in it in random order and then the sod is returned to its place. They continue to plant in this way until they finish the whole maze.
When the bulbs sprout in the spring, a maze will appear. As soon as the landings get stronger, you can start the game.
The labyrinth requires a large number of bulbs, but it will revive every new season and delight children and adults for a long time. Daffodils can grow well without transplanting for 4-5 years.
After flowering, the labyrinth is left for 6 weeks to allow the bulbs to accumulate nutrients for overwintering. Then the leaves are cut.
In conclusion, here are some tips for starting a maze like this:
- To make the labyrinth easy to care for, the width of the path must correspond to the dimensions of the lawn mower;
- You need to cut the grown grass on average once a week;
- Watering rules for maze beds do not differ from standard ones;
- When the flowering period comes to an end, the foliage must be left for several weeks, and then carefully cut;
- As a rule, perennial flower labyrinth gardens without a forced transplant exist for up to five to seven years.
published by econet.ru
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