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Plant Spring flowering bulbs now……

Planting bulbs is the easiest job in the garden with the best results. Great for beginners and for getting the kids interested in the garden and getting their hands dirty!

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Spring flowering bulbs give superb colour in the garden, after a dark Winter they cheer up the garden and gets us all geared up for the coming year.


Spring Flowering Bulbs

Simple tips to remember when planting bulbs;

  1. Choose good quality bulbs from a garden centre.
  2. When choosing what bulbs to buy, have a good look at the area you will be planting them. If it is open and exposed with a lot of wind, choose a dwarf or low growing bulb, this way the wind wont blow and break the stems. Crocus bulbs, Snowdrops, Bluebells, Daffodil Tete a Tete and Tulip Little Red Riding Hood are all great examples of low growing bulbs.
  3. Always plant bulbs in odd numbered groups of the same variety, this will give you a better display in Spring. Never plant 1 bulb by itself, this will look very lonely come Spring.
  4. Make sure the soil is well drained and does not get wet during Winter or the bubs will rot.
  5. All bulbs are different sizes so they need to be planted at different depths. A general rule is to dig a hole 3 times the depth of the bulb, add in some compost underneath, place in the bulb/s and cover over with soil/compost mix.
  6. If planting in groups, which we recommend, leave 2/3 inches between bulbs.
  7. The pointed part of the bulb is put in pointed upwards.
  8. You can place in a plant label with the bulbs name if you need to remember where and what you planted.
  9. Feed your bulbs in Spring with Sulphate of Potash when the leaves start to emerge, this will encourage good flowering.
  10. For ‘naturalised’ bulbs (ie plants growing in seemingly natural drifts) throw them up in the air and plant them in clumps where they land!

Growing bulbs in containers;

Planting bulbs in containers allows you to move your display into prime position while they are in full bloom. After flowering the containers can be moved out of view while the bulbs die back and become dormant. Use a good quality general purpose compost and mix in a handful of fine grit to improve drainage.

Water bulbs in containers regularly as they begin to grow and continue throughout their flowering period. Once the foliage begins to die back you can gradually reduce watering as they enter their dormant period.

You can also underplant bulbs in a container. This is where you plant the bulbs you have chosen and on top of them you can plant winter flowering bedding. The bulbs will emerge up through the bedding in Spring and add more colour to your containers.

If squirrels and mice become a problem, then protect your containers of bulbs by covering the top of the pot with a piece of chicken wire. Once the shoots appear you can remove it to allow the foliage and flowers space to grow.


Below You'll Find Our Plant Spring Flowering Bulbs Essentials

Looking after your plants


Spring-blooming bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, should be planted in September or October when the soil temperatures have cooled.

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