Spring fever

Spring fever is the feeling you get when winter is on the wane and you see the first optimistic green shoots peeking through. Discover our great selection of spring bulbs and cheer yourself up by looking at the grand display of colourful flowers during spring!

What are spring bulbs?

Spring bulbs are plants that bloom in spring. To make sure that they will bloom beautifully and grow healthily, you should plant them in autumn. Try to plant your bulbs in the soil as soon as possible. Exposing them to chilling temperatures will make them stronger and break their winter dormancy. What to do when you forget to plant them and the soil is frozen solid? Plant your bulbs on top of the soil or put them in a container with potting soil. Pick colourful containers to make your garden look cosy and cheerfully. Spring is the season to bring in pastel colours to your garden and into your house. If you are looking for the perfect containers, or containers display to last, we can help you at Rushfields. Visit our garden centre in Poynings.

Spring bulbs - Rushfields

Spring bulbs that bloom every year

What spring bulbs will fill your garden with colour and elegance year after year?

  • ‘Ruby Giant’: this spring bulb blooms from late winter to early spring. Its purple petals and bright orange anthers complement each other beautifully. Moreover, crocuses are not difficult to take care of. Plant them in your lawn or grow them in a container;
  • ‘Summer Snowflake’: this beautiful flower grows about 45 cm tall and blooms in mid-spring. The white petals and dark green leaves make this snowflake wonderful to look at. Moreover, the plants multiply over time, making them wonderful perennials;
  • ‘Grecian Windflower’: this pretty perennial comes in a range of colours and blooms for a couple of weeks in early spring. After planting these wildflowers, you don’t need to give them a lot of attention. They will spread out and fill your garden with colour;
  • ‘Siberian Squill’: this brilliantly blue flower does not get taller than 10 to 20 cm, but that doesn’t mean that it will not bloom beautifully in early spring. You can watch these pretty flowers bloom from March to April. Plant your Siberian squills about 10 cm deep and space them close together.  

Grecian Windflower - Rushfields

How to take care of your spring bulbs

Plant your spring bulbs in September or October in well-drained soil in sun or dappled shade. Plant them about three times as deep as the bulb itself. Add a handful of grit to help drainage in heavy soil. When your spring bulbs are finished blooming, sometimes it is better to dig them up and plant new bulbs for the next season. Bulbs such as tulips and hyacinths look best during their first season. Early-blooming bulbs such as squills and crocuses will flower each year and multiply over time. Visit our garden centre in Poynings and ask our staff about the best way to care for your spring bulbs. Everybody loves spring bulbs during spring, right?

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