Fantastic Range of Summer Flowering Bulbs – Now In!

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There is nothing more wonderful or satisfying than a warm garden, full of colour.  The secret is to plant a variety of bulbs which will last all summer, from Spring until late Summer.  Bulbs are not just a spring thing; a wide selection of Summer flowering bulbs will be available in our main shop from the beginning of February.  Summer-flowering bulbs take up very little space in the garden so you can squeeze a few into the fullest of borders. 

For the best displays, a little forward planning is required.  Begin to plant summer flowering bulbs, corns and tubers in borders and containers in spring, just as the weather starts to warm up.  As a rule of thumb, most bulbs should be planted at 3 times their depth, but there are a few exceptions. 

Why not plant yourself a selection of Dahlias, Lilies, Gladioli and Begonias for pots and hanging baskets.   There are plenty of summer bulbs to choose from, but if you need some inspiration here are a few of our favourites …


Our Dahlia Hotpicks include:

Dahlia 'Coupe de Soleil'

Dahlia 'Mero Star'

Dahlia 'Pretty Woman'


Plus, we are also loving the new Dahlia Vintage Collection. 

Beautiful varieties available such as Blueberries & Cream, Candies on Chocolate, Bridal Bouquet and Patio Fireball.  2 Tuber varieties per pack for only £4.99 a pack.

 


Glamorous Gladioli...

Modern hybrids have brought these flamboyant summer bulbs bang up to date.  These majestic flowers look fabulous at the back of a border - even better in a vase indoors!
For stunning colour take a look at Gladioli 'Jo Jo'.  If elegant simplicity is more your style, try growing the exquisite Gladioli 'Guernsey Glory'.

Try Gladioli 'Guernsey Glory'

and Gladioli 'Jo Jo'


Beautiful Begonias...

Tuberous begonias are the most glamorous bulbs for adding a bright colour accent to shady patios. They produce beautiful flowers over an incredibly long period. These are perfect candidates for a window box or hanging basket.

Our favourites include:

Begonia 'Bertini'

Begonia 'Sunray'

Begonia Expresso Sugardip Apricot

Odorata Red Glory Begonia


Our Lovely Lily Collection includes:

Oriental Lilies

Flamboyant blooms and a sensational fragrance make the oriental lily instantly recognisable, there’s one to suit every garden. The large exotic blooms are surprisingly easy to grow. These stars of the summer border are best grown in containers, waiting in the wings until their big moment. Move them to centre stage as their blooms begin to open. 

Calla Lily 'Odessa' and 'Auckland' (make great cut flowers)

 

Crocosmia:

No need to fuss over these fast growing corms - they will quickly multiply and wander through your borders all on their own. The upright, strap-like foliage, and arching stems tipped with starry flowers in red, orange or yellow, makes Crocosmia an exotic-looking addition to summer borders. The vibrant blooms also make lovely cut flowers for a fiery coloured flower arrangement.

Our favourites: Crocosmia 'Lucifer' and 'Montbretia'

 


Don't forget our nectar loving friends...

Flower bulb blooms are lovely and colour your garden, but wildlife makes your garden even more interesting! We are loving these packs of bulbs that have been purposefully put together to attract Bees and Butterflies to have more biodiversity into your garden.  Plus, the blooms are fabulous and come in three colour themes (salmon/orange, violet/pink and blue/white)


Pop in store and see our fabulous range, we'd love to see you!


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