Plant in Autumn for Spring Colour

We stock a range of bulbs ‘loose’ which means you can have a pick and mix rather than having to have all of the same one. It’s a great way of getting variety at a reasonable price.

Every year we try and introduce new varieties but we also have our tried and trusted favourites.

Planting bulbs in the autumn is one of the more exciting jobs in the garden with the anticipation of how it will look the following spring. You can add colour to your spring garden from as early as January right through until late May by planting a selection of different bulbs.

Plant in groups for more impact rather than individual bulbs and try and think how the different plants will flower in succession. Snowdrops are one of the earliest to flower, followed by Crocus, Narcissus, Tulips and finally Alliums and Camassia.

It’s not just in the garden where the spring beauties are useful, you can plant them in your containers too. Plant a ‘layered’ pot to give you layers of colour. Remember to plant the larger bulbs nearer the bottom of the container and the smallest bulbs at the top.

Alliums and Narcissus are best planted in September, whereas Tulips you can plant as late as January (as long as the ground isn’t frozen), but once you’ve purchased your bulbs make sure you keep them frost free, dry and dark to prevent them from spoiling.

We sell Snowdrops as bulbs and ‘in the green’

Spring Bulbs

You could create your own Bluebell woodland (over time of course)


Our bulbs start arriving in August and will be available to buy up until Christmas. But beware - don’t leave it too late as once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Tulips don’t always have to look traditional, these ones are stunning

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