Spring Bulbs

UPDATE NOVEMBER 10TH : OUR STOCKS OF SPRING BULBS ARE NOW RUNNING VERY LOW AND MANY HAVE SOLD OUT. SOME OF OUR GARDEN CENTRES MAY HAVE SOME BULK DAFFODILS SACKS AND LIMITED TULIP PACKS, PLEASE CALL THE BRANCH AHEAD OF YOUR JOURNEY TO CHECK AVAILABILITY .

OUR FULL RANGE OF SPRING BULBS WILL BE BACK IN AGAIN IN AUGUST 2021

Here at Otter we pride ourselves on having a wide range of high quality Spring bulbs every year, and this year is no exception.  You’ll find a wonderful range of bulbs – with everything you’ll need to ensure your garden is alive with colour from early in 2021.

Our bulbs will include Narcissus, Tulips, Allium, Hyacinths, Crocus, Snowdrops, Iris, Grape Hyacinths and Fritillaria.

You will notice just a few changes this year. Based on Covid-19 guidelines our suppliers are not offering loose bulbs for sale this year as this would incur multiple handling of the bulbs and risk passing of the virus. Instead these same bulbs are being offered in nets, so you will still be able to purchase your favourite bulbs but we are sorry we cannot offer the ability to fill a bag with multiple varieties this year.

Bulbs are selling very fast this year so we recommend you to come in soon and spend some time browsing our wide range.

Below we are featuring a selection of 2020 bulbs along with some of our offers. Please note some of these bulb varieties are selling very fast and may no longer be in stock, we will many other varieties in stock.

3 for £10 Offer

In all our garden centres we are offering a wide range of bulb packets in our 3 for £10 offer. The packs in the offer include very popular varieties as well as new varieties you may like to try this year. Below are a few examples.

Narcissus ‘Thalia’

Tulip ‘Angelique’

Tulip ‘Sun Lover’

Crocus Mixed Species

Daffodils

Daffodils are a popular spring flowering variety, and have long been considered a sign that warm weather is not far away when they flower! They are easy to grow, and require little attention making them suitable for planting in borders, mixed beds, or even pots and containers.

We stock a large range of Daffodil bulbs including dwarf, tall, fragrant, single blooms, multi-headed blooms and many variations of yellow and cream colours.

This year you’ll find individual packs of Daffodils, prepacked 2kg nets priced at £4.99, and larger bulk 7kg nets priced at £12.99.

Below are some of our favourite Daffodils!

Packed Daffodil bulbs from £2.99

2kg nets – £4.99

7kg bulk nets – £12.99

Narcissus ‘Lothario’

UK Daffodil of the Year 2020 – A late flowering variety with yellow flowers set around a light orange trumpet

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’

A popular short variety with deep golden-yellow petals, perfect for early spring colour

Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’

Enjoy the fragrance of this multi-headed variety. ‘Cheerfulness’ is available in both white and yellow varieties.

Narcissus ‘King Alfred’

What many customers consider the classic daffodil!

Tulips

We simply love Tulips and are pleased to be offering a wide range again this year. Ideally planted later in the year, come in soon and choose your Tulips, then store in a cool, dark place before planting in November or December. You’ll find individual packs, and a range of prepacked nets priced at £4.99.

Tulips come in so many colours and forms –  below are some of our favourite Tulips from our range this year.

Packed Tulip bulbs from £2.99

2kg nets – £4.99

Tulip ‘Prinses Irene’

With pale orange petals flushed with purple, and a sweet scent, this variety is ideal as cut flowers

Tulip ‘Queen of Night’

Dark maroon cup-shaped flowers, ideal for adding dramatic colour to beds and borders

Tulip ‘Giuseppe Verdi’

Large, bright yellow flowers with red stripes that open up during the sunny hours of the day

Tulip ‘Ballerina’

A late flowering tulip with vibrant orange flowers and a beautiful fragrance

Allium

Allium bulbs are easy to grow and will look incredible in your gardens or cottage garden borders. They will flower from May, and provide colour, structure and height to borders. Lovely!

Allium ‘Purple Sensation’

A tall variety with striking deep violet flower clusters, perfect for pots or mixed borders

Allium ‘cristophii’

Early summer flowering variety with clusters of star-shaped flowers in rosy-purple tones

Allium ‘Graceful Beauty’

Bulb of the Year 2020 – Elegant white flowers with contrasting violet stamens

Allium ‘sphaerocephalon’

Early summer flowering variety with deep purple, oval shaped flowers

Naturalising Bulbs

Planting bulbs that will naturalise is a great way of creating a mass of colour in future years and will look very natural. We recommend to scatter the bulbs across your lawn or under trees and shrubs and plant them where they fall.

We sell many varieties that are suitable for naturalising these include snowdrops, crocus and narcissus. If you are looking to create this effect over grassy areas, early flowering Daffodils such as ‘King Alfred’ are a great option, or if you’d prefer to add colour under trees, Crocus ‘Grand Maitre’ or Snowdrop ‘Ikariae’ are ideal options.

Snowdrop ‘ikariae’

Combination Packs

Not sure what bulbs to buy – choose a combination pack!

Ideal if you are not sure what bulbs to buy this year as our suppliers have spent much time creating these mixes, so you are sure to enjoy the choice. The combination packs contain a variety of bulbs all under a theme – pinks, blues, whites, assorted colours, for example.