Bulbs in September

Bulbs in September

Spring Bulbs are in stock now.

  • Allium
  • Tulips
  • Crocus
  • Snowdrops
  • Daffodils
  • Bluebells
  • Hyacinths and lots more.

Plant the early flowering ones as early as possible: Crocus, snowdrops, bluebells etc. But the tulips and daffodils are best kept bagged in a cool dry place till later in the Autumn.

There are two kinds of Hyacinth:

Hyacinths (for planting in the garden)

Instantly recognisable, with scented flower spikes, planted in the garden they'll flower in late Spring and should come up year after year. Plant them about 15cm deep in full sun or light shade, in any well-drained soil. Take care handling the bulbs as they can cause skin irritation. Best to wear gloves. Colours: purple, red, pink, yellow and white.

Hyacinths (prepared) for bowls indoors for Christmas

Prepared Hyacinths are heat treated to grow early providing fragrant Christmas or new year flowers in bowls.You'll need a container and some bulb fibre and 3-5 bulbs per bowl (more for a large one)
The top of the bulbs should just show at the compost surface. Bulbs need a cold dark period, preferably around 9°C, in a shed, garage or cellar for up to 10 weeks. Cover the pots with black bin liners to stop light getting through and check them regularly, watering them sparingly if the compost feels dry. Once shoots have appeared a few inches above the compost surface, bring them indoors and place in a bright, cool position. Do not let them get too warm or they will stretch. Water as needed and they should start flowering within 3 weeks. You can hold them back outdoors if they come on too quickly.