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Bulbs in the Green Guide
Julian Bosdari 31 Jan 2017

What are 'Bulbs in the Green', and When, How & Where to Plant them? Bluebells, along with Aconites and Snowdrops, are among the few bulbs that transplant best while they are in leaf and growing: before, during or after flowering. Their treatment is fundamentally different...

How to Plant Flower Bulbs
Julian Bosdari 18 May 2017

Below is the complete list of our early and late flowering bulbs. Bulbs thrive in many types of soil and light conditions and need planting at different depths. Please see our handy guide below for best possible results. We want your bulbs to reach you in perfect condition, so please unpack th...

Tips for Storing Garden Bulbs
Julian Bosdari 19 May 2017

Traditionally, flower bulbs - and many tubers - have been lifted every year from beds, borders and pots and then stored to ensure that they are not damaged by squirrels, mice and other vermin as it was thought they would flower less freely in subsequent years if left in the ground. Received wisdo...

Planting Daffodils: How and When to Plant Daffodils & Narcissi
Julian Bosdari 4 Aug 2017

How to Plant and Grow Daffodils Get ready for daffodil planting time If the ability to delay gratification is seen nowadays as one of those admirable characteristics that ensure success in a future life, then gardening is a great way to develop it. From the end of August to October, while for ...

Planting Alliums: Choosing and Growing Allium Flowers
Julian Bosdari 8 Aug 2017

Growing Alliums Alliums flower in that "bald patch" in May right before everything else bursts into flower. They are also some of the most strikingly architectural flowers you can grow in the UK, and so easy to grow. As members of the onion family, you might think that they whiff a bit. Well, we...

Tulips: Choosing and Growing Tulips
Julian Bosdari 24 Aug 2017

Growing Tulips Tulips flower pretty much from when early spring flowering bulbs such as snowdrops, daffodils, crocus etc finish around the end of March until roses and mixed herbaceous borders steal the limelight in June and July. That makes them useful plants in any event, but tulips also bring...

How to grow Cyclamen
Julian Bosdari 26 Aug 2017

All about Cyclamen August and September are the months that Cyclamen hederifolium puts up its deceptively delicate pink flowers on leafless stalks, often in the most improbable places. The flowers, with their characteristic reflexed petals, appear well ahead of the leaves and need help with po...

Planting Wallflowers & Tulips Together (Video)
Julian Bosdari 2 Oct 2020

How to Interplant Wallflowers & Tulips Planting biennial Wallflowers & Tulips together is the classic combination and will be a spring beauty! Order your tulip bulbs and wallflowers today. Transcript: Today we're going to plant wallflowers and tulips, usually more popular in the...

Bulb Planting Depths (Video)
Julian Bosdari 8 Oct 2020

How to Plant Garden Bulbs at the Correct Depths and Use a Bulb Planter Planting bulbs at the right depths & how to plant using bulb planters. This demonstration covers daffodils, tulips, fritillarias, and Iris reticulatas, but the principles apply to all garden bulbs. Transcript: One...

Winter Planting of Snowdrops in the Green
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Snowdrops in the green have been freshly lifted while in leaf and quite possibly in flower. This is done because, providing they are transplanted quickly, they establish more readily than stored snowdrop bulbs. Snowdrops are on the CITES list of plants that are potentially endangered, and you sho...

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