It is that time of year again when you have to start planning what you would like to do in the garden next year. Spring flowering bulbs are arriving this week and should be planted before the winter. Bulbs are a great way to fill up a large area for spring for a low cost. Bulbs are also great for just filling in gaps in the border or filling pots and troughs. We have a great selection of Daffodils, Tulips, Alliums, Crocus and more. Easy to plant and low maintenance, making bulb growing a great activity for children to get involved with.
Tulips come in many forms. Tall or short, Single or double flowered, Open or closed cup etc. We will have Over 40 different varieties for you to choose from.
Some to consider: Tulipa ‘Royal Centennial’ This very special Crispa Tulip has full, double flowers with fabulous fringed edges. The glowing orange and apricot petals have a fancy green flame on their outer side. Weather resistant and vigorous with a versatile, compact growth habit. Height 12-14″ Pack of 6 bulbs for £5.49
Tulip ‘Amazing Grace’ is a stunning new variety with layers of petals giving a peony like appearance, the flowers start lavender pink but change to deeper rose as the flower matures. Height 18”. Pack of 6 bulbs for £4.49
Award-winning Tulip ‘Daydream‘ is a captivating tulip with sunny yellow blossoms aging to luminous, apricot orange as they mature. Blooming in mid-late spring, this acclaimed member of the Darwin Hybrid Group enjoys a sturdy, long stem that will withstand wind and rain. Height 1 – 2ft. Choose your own bulbs 60p each or 5 for £2.50.
Never grown Tulips before or not had good success? Visit Gardeners world for top tips. https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-grow-tulips/
Daffodils / Narcissus
Daffodils are one of the most traditional and easy bulbs to grow in the U.K. Some to consider:
Narcissus ‘Blushing Lady’ Soft yellow changing to white with a pale apricot cup. Narcissus Blushing Lady may look delicate but she is a tough lady. Two to three sweetly scented flowers per stem this pretty variety will happily naturalise and provide years of colour to the late spring border. Height 10”. Pack of 10 bulbs for £3.99
Narcissus ‘Tahlia’ A beautiful multi-headed variety. Up to three flowers grace each stem, this lovely Victorian variety of the wild Narcissus triandrus produces a gently reflexing pure white perianth with open cup. Thalia has a sweet fragrance and naturalises well enhancing the garden with its demure charm as it increases in number year after year. Height 30cm. Pack of 10 bulbs for £4.49
Narcissus Red Devon is one of our absalute favourites. A most beautiful variety, clear lemon yellow petals with a bright orange cup.Large flowers on robust stems which hold up even in strong winds. A delicate fragrance. Great in pots or the border. Makes a great cut flower. Height 45cm. Choose your own bulbs 80p each or 5 for £3.50