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Heritage & specialist bulbs – NEW FOR 2018

Posted 30th Sep 2018 by Rosie

Heritage & specialist bulbs, 2018 This year we are excited to bring you a range of heritage & specialist bulbs. The heritage bulbs, all from the Hortus Bulborum range, date back to as early as 1595, however the majority are from the 17th and 18th centuries. The daffodils range from pre 1910 and feature some very unusual […]

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Spotlight ….Tulip Antoinette

Posted 28th Sep 2018 by Nick

Tulip Antoinette The Tulip Antoinette, otherwise known as the ‘Chameleon Tulip’, differs to standard tulips. It changes colour throughout the flowering period, starting off a pale greenish-yellow, before turning pale yellow, then yellow with pink and finally salmon-pink. A multi-versatile, easy to plant flower, it looks great in beds, borders or even in pots. You can plant anytime […]

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Indoor bulbs – how to force spring bulbs to flower in winter

Posted 20th Sep 2018 by Nick

 Indoor Bulbs September , 2018 October is the time to start potting spring flowering indoor bulbs to flower in winter. Crocus, hyacinth, daffodils, tulips,  scillas, muscari  and paperwhites can all be forced into flower by late winter early spring. Here is what you need to know… Planting Firstly pot the bulbs in clean, sterile pots using either […]

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Bluebells: the difference between British vs. Spanish, and where to find them!

Posted 12th May 2018 by Rosie

Bluebells May 2017 True British bluebells, hyacinthoides nonscripta, are anything but ordinary, with a spring woodland carpeted in masses a sight to behold . However, the Spanish bluebell, commonly growing in our gardens is more vigorous than our native one. Noticeable differences between the two are: In the UK  true British bluebells are protected by […]

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Tulip Q&A

Posted 25th Apr 2017 by Nick

Nick answers your tulip questions…   Each year I get asked lots of questions by my customers about how to care for bulbs. Questions about, one of my favourites; the tulip, seem to be the most popular. Here are the top 3 questions I get asked, but if you have any others that aren’t covered, please do […]

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Planting & caring for your Spring bulbs

Posted 22nd Aug 2016 by Nick

Planting & Caring for your Spring bulbs August, 2016 You can find specific product information for all our Spring bulbs e.g. height, colour, flowering month, planting suggestions, spacing, etc, on the indivual page for that bulb, however here is some general information when it comes to planting and caring for bulbs; Bulbs Planting Most autumn bulbs will need […]

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Spotlight on….Colchicum The Giant

Posted 4th Aug 2016 by Nick

Colchicum ‘The Giant’ August 2016 The Colchicum (Naked Lady) is unique in that it erupts into  flower in September without any leaves. These then follow later when the flowers are long gone. This is where the name “naked lady” comes from – the fact that the flowers emerge from the ground long after the leaves have died back. Colchicums prefer […]

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Planning for Spring Bulbs

Posted 27th Jul 2016 by Nick

Spring bulb planning July, 2016 People often ask me how I get my garden to look so good. The answer is simple….planning. When deciding which bulbs to plant and where to plant them, there are 5 key things to take into consideration; Flowering time – the month in which the bulbs will flower Position – where […]

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