Size really does matter!
There are several ways to buy spring bulbs – individually, in packs or nets. Whichever you choose, one top tip is to invest in bigger bulbs. These will give you the best blooms and are likely to come up year after year.
When you’re choosing individual bulbs you really can check the quality of the bulb and pick out the ones that are a good size, plum and feel firm to the touch (please note: we recommend wearing gloves when handling loose bulbs.)
Pre-pack are a great way to add spring bulbs to a new garden or freshen up the displays in an established garden. Some of our pre-packs make bulb planting easier than ever – they include a pre-planted ‘mat’ with the bulbs in situ ready to be placed in the pot of your choice. The mat is biodegradable so will disappear, leaving your bulbs in position to give a fantastic spring display.
Often you’ll find daffodils available in nets – these are ideal if you are looking to naturalise your lawn as it’s a cost effective way of buying lots of bulbs. You can also buy tulips and hyacinths in nets. While you may worry about the quality you’ll get with these large quantities of bulbs, Otter nets are actually packed with bigger bulbs!