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The 10 Best Spring Flowering Bulbs

Working with top growers in the Netherlands, we’re proud to be able to provide the highest quality Dutch bulbs fresh and direct to you, so all you have to do is plant them in autumn and look forward to a top-notch display next spring! Spring-flowering bulbs are very easy to grow and most varieties are hardy. Here’s our pick of the 10 best bulb types!

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Grape Hyacinths: The Versatile Spring Standby You Absolutely Should Have

Whether you’re going for a prize-winning formal garden or want to create a natural woodland look, the Muscari or Grape Hyacinth is a plant you can’t ignore. Perfect in pots, it can be dotted around in lawns to create a flower meadow or massed for a striking effect. What should you do with Muscari? It seems that your creativity will be the only limit. The best news is how easy Muscaris are to grow Sometimes, we get ambitious with untried plants and face disappointment, but Muscari are among the easiest plants to grow. All they need is well-drained soil which, by the way, should not be too rich. A neutral to slightly acid soil pH is best, but since most...

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Best naturalising Bulbs for a beautiful English garden

Gardening with bulbs doesn’t have to be hard work. There are certainly bulb varieties that should be planted from fresh bulbs every year, but there are also garden beauties that will pop up by themselves every year ready for some flowering action. These bulbs are called “naturalising bulbs”, and you may be surprised to find out just how many species and varieties you can use in this way. Botanical Tulip Lady Jane™ + Muscari Armeniacum Botanical Tulips For the sake of simplicity, let’s look at tulips under two broad categories. You get hybrid tulips that have been bred for outstandingly showy blooms and botanical tulips that are really the ancestors of the hybrid tulips. Some tulip hybrids will perform well...

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Best bulbs suitable for Indoor Forcing

Do you crave colourful flowers during the winter? Perhaps you live in a flat and are a keen indoor gardener. Whatever your reasons for wanting to grow bulbs indoors, you may be surprised to find just how easy it is to grow beautiful blooms in indoor containers. Narcissus tazetta Paperwhite Paperwhite Narcissi – a classic choice Professional nurserymen know just how sought-after paperwhites in bloom are. Instead of paying more for potted Paperwhites, try growing your own – it’s really easy. They don’t need any chilling before planting. It’s just a matter of packing them nice and close together in pots with soil or even pebbles to hold them in place. Give them good light to prevent stretching, and you...

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