Flower Bulbs

You can buy premium quality flowering bulbs here to add colour to borders, containers, woodland, orchard and hedging at times of the year when there is little else to see. Flower bulbs are such good doers, so easy to grow and so uncomplaining that they should be seen (and grown) more. All they need is soil with adequate drainage, ideally with some organic matter added, enough light in their growing season which is often when the leaves are off the trees anyway.

Daffodils, Crocuses and Tulips are a great addition to any garden, adding a dash of colour year after year. We have a large variety of bulbs for sale, including Snowdrops, Pink Daffodils, King Alfreds and many of the most popular varieties. Our bulb packs contain some great mixes; the Naturalising Mix contains seven different daffodils, including the fabulous double flowered Golden Ducat daffodil. For a great blend of colour, the Exotic Daffodils Mixture - which contains both Pink Pride bulbs and Yellow Cheerfulness bulbs - is a must see.

For more information, read our selected advice further down the page

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Flowering Bulbs to delight your eye

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Choosing Flower Bulbs

Use Narcissi and Daffodils where there is long grass and snowdrops and crocuses where it is short. Bluebells do best under deciduous trees and hedging which cast enough shadow to stop grass encroaching. Tulips naturalise well, but are probably at their best, along with alliums, in borders and containers. The trick will all bulbs, however, is to make your plan in about May when memories of bare patches in border and woodland are still fresh. A good tip is to mark with labelled bamboo canes where you want different varieties of bulbs when they are actually in flower. Then, when planting time comes, you know where you want your cyclamen even though it looks well populated with something else... 

How to Plant and Care for Bulbs

Plant flower bulbs in soil that is not too rich, but which is moisture retentive and at the same time drains well. If the ground is poor, the best improver is leaf mould if you can lay your hands on it - or else use garden compost. For a natural look scatter handfuls of bulbs on the ground and plant them as they fall. Cover each bulb with at least twice its height in soil (so the hole should be three times as deep as the bulb is tall). The good mistake to make with bulbs is to plant them too deep. When a clump of flowering bulbs becomes overcrowded it produces fewer blooms than the year before. Mark it with a cane and lift, divide and repeat after flowering when the foliage has almost completely died down or in August/October before they come into growth.

 

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