Gardening: Monty Don shares clever spring bulb trick to get 3 months of flowers in one pot

“And what i have here is Tête-à-Tête, and everything about it is elegant, petite, full of grace,” the presenter remarked. 

“We don’t need to worry about blocking the route of the tulips underneath, they will find their way past these bulbs and negotiate a passage.”

“And we also don’t need to worry about finding enough food, we don’t need to add any extra feed to the compost because everything that bulb need to flower is there.” 

He then sprinkled another layer of compost and continued: “Now, on top of that I’m going to put some Iris’, these are dwarf Iris with intense colours and they just shine like jewels – very early in the season, these will flower certainly in February and perhaps last into March which, of course, is when Tete-a-Tete will come through.