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    Planning next years spring bulbs

    Planning next years spring bulbs

    Start planning next years spring bulbs at the end of the summer and into early autumn, and you will be ready and prepared for a gorgeous spring display for the following spring. We love spring bulbs! Planting them brings hope for the future, and watching the shoots appear can be so exciting. When they flower, the colours are a welcome sight after the winter months, and it is time to get planning right now. 

    1. Catalogue browsing
    2. Garden observation
    3. Other considerations 
    4. Shopping for bulbs 
    5. When to plant 

    Enjoy the catalogues when you are planning next years spring bulbs 

    One of the fun parts of choosing what spring bulbs you will plant is the joy of browsing the bulb brochures. When they arrive in the post, it is so lovely to sit down with a cup of tea, put your feet up and flick through the pages of colourful and exciting spring bulbs. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. We recommend making a shortlist of your favourites, including various colours and varieties of Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinth, Crocus and Alliums. When you have your shortlist, you can get a better picture of what you want to plant. 

    Planning next years spring bulbs in the garden 

    When you have your shortlist, take a look at your garden. Consider your space, where you will plant your new spring bulbs if you have pots or containers, where the shade is, and anything else that will help you decide which you have space to grow on your shortlist. Or, perhaps you can't resist and decide to grow them all! 

    Other considerations when planning next years spring bulbs 

    What effect are you hoping to achieve when you plant your bulbs? A group of Tulips or swathes of Daffodils? Perhaps a corner filled with spring colour in pots of ‘bulb lasagnes’ (layered bulbs). Consider colour blocks or an array of rainbow colours. Picture it in your mind as you finalise your shortlist. 

    Planning next years spring bulbs and go shopping 

    With your list or with plenty of ideas, it’s time to go shopping. Going into a garden centre is a great way to make your plans come true as you browse the new packets of bulbs on offer. It’s very likely you may well change your shortlist and be tempted by new and pretty varieties and colours! Seeing the bulbs in store is really exciting and will help to bring your plans together, ready for a truly blooming spring. 

    Think about planting times when planning next years spring bulb

    As you plan and gather your bulbs, make sure you have some time on your calendar to go outside in the garden and get planting.

    • Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Crocus can be planted from September to October and even into November.
    • Tulips can be planted all the way until Christmas. 

    For a great selection of spring bulbs, visit us in store.