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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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Growing Paperwhite Narcissi: A Worldwide Favourite

Fashions may come and go, but Paperwhite Narcissus will never lose popularity. The reasons are easy to find. Few plants are as rewarding and as easy to grow, and few flowers have a lovelier scent or prettier blooms. They’re versatile too. Whether you choose them for winter forcing for an early taste of spring, plant them in containers, or allow them to naturalise in your garden, success is almost a certainty. In this article, we’ll look at some tips and tricks that will get you launched into growing paperwhites like a master gardener. Admittedly, there is very little you can do wrong with these plants, but we hope you’ll find some creative inspirations that will either give you fresh ideas...

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Narcissus Tête à Tête: Versatile Perfection

Spring just wouldn’t be the same without Narcissi in flower. When you see them beginning to bloom, you know that the spring really has arrived at last. And when you catch a whiff of that sweet, fresh scent, it really gives your spirits a lift. There are so many gorgeous Narcissus cultivars that choosing between them can be a difficult, though enjoyable task. But, if there is one Narcissus you shouldn’t overlook, it’s the classic Narcissus Tête à Tête. Get Flower Power With Loads of Blooms The charming habit of forming two to three blooms per stem is one of the reasons why Narcissus Tête à Tête has remained so popular over the years. Add to that its vigorous growth and...

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Narcissus Thalia: Snow White Queen of the Spring

England loves its gardens, and Narcissus Thalia is loved by the gardeners who create them. Famed for its showy, pristine white blooms and delicate but unmistakable fragrance as well as its elegant but not overbearing height, it graces gardens and vases without requiring a great deal of pampering or special know-how. Moderate watering requirements and adaptability that allows it to thrive in full sun or light shade are among the traits that allow even gardening neophytes to enjoy success with Thalia. Country gardeners who struggle with deer and rabbit incursions will be glad to know that they don’t like Narcissi, and even if they do damage them, recovery is almost certain. Likewise, Narcissus Thalia is not a favourite of insect...

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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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