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Bulbs - little packets of flower power!

Bulbs - little packets of flower power!

Posted by Helen Soudain on

Bulbs are a great and affordable way to bring an array of colour into your garden. 

These little packets of flower power make us wait weeks, sometimes months, for results — but boy, are they worth it.

With a little basic knowledge, anyone can grow beautiful bulbs.

Spring flower images: RHS Garden Wisley.

We’ve just received a great selection of spring bulbs here at Lime Cross Nursery: tulips, Irises, daffodils, alliums and crocuses to name a few. These spring bulbs are planted now in the autumn, ready to bloom in the spring. 

Bulbs can be grown in so many ways: you can scatter them across the lawn, plant throughout beds and borders and pop them into a pot. Many bulbs will bloom year after year, so plan carefully and you can have years of enjoyment from one planting.

Bulb planting tips for the perfect spring bloom

  1. The depth of planting is important in order for the bulb to bloom. A general rule of thumb is to plant the bulb 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulb is tall.
  2. Prepare the soil by loosening and mixing in organic material if needed. 
  3. Place the bulbs with the pointy-end up and with the roots down. If you’re not sure of the top or bottom of the bulb, plant it on its side and it will find its way to the surface.
  4. Cover the bulb with soil then water well. 
You can find our full range of bulbs at the nursery and a selection of best sellers online

Our Tai Chi, Pilates and Yoga weekly classes will continue throughout October and hopefully into winter. We'd love to keep the classes running for as long as possible using the barn when weather doesn't allow us to be outside. 

We are also planning some new autumn/winter Well Being in the Wild retreat days and workshops, we'll keep you posted!


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