Planning ahead with Spring bulbs
This is a funny time of year for the gardener. Most summer gardens will have reached their best and it’s a question of maintenance; feeding, deadheading and weeding.
Possibly the last thing on your mind is next Spring! However, this is the perfect time to visit one of our branches and browse the new season bulbs coming in.
We display most of the bulbs by colour and variety. This helps you to decide if you want to go for a one or two-colour theme, or a more dramatic display of mixed colours.
Check out the expected height of the different flowers so you can plan your borders to enable the shorter flowers to be seen rather than lost in amongst taller varieties.
If you have a big area of lawn, choose a spot that would look great covered in daffodils. Grab one or two of our large nets. These contain 7/8kg of daffodils for just £9,99 – that equates to a lot of bulbs.
Planting so many bulbs takes patience. You may find investing in a bulb planter worthwhile. The cutting head slices through the turf and removes a plug of soil. Drop the bulb in and replace the plug. To save your back, look out for the long handled versions that you can use from a standing position.
Other great buys include our three packs for £10. This saves you just under £3 so you can treat yourself to another pack, too. Lots of varieties are included in the offer, such as chionodoxa, peony tulips, dwarf tulips and anemones.
Another purchase option is single bulbs. We currently have Colchicum Giants in stock – these are Autumn flowering, producing several goblet-shaped flowers from a single corm.
We will also soon have loose pick ‘n mix daffodils and tulips, so you can choose exactly how many to buy.
There are always value pack offers, too. This year you will find tulip Queen of the Night, 25 bulbs for £3.99 – just over 15p each. And a pack of 60 Minnow narcissus costs £4.99 with each bulb costing around 8p.
At prices like this you can afford to try some new varieties for your Spring garden 2018. Put in some thought and effort now, and you’ll reap the rewards next year.