Who wouldn’t want some extraordinary bulbs ready to spice up your spring?
Here we have our top ten, chosen for a long display of colour, vigour and fun!
Every bulb offers something different! They will certainly stand out in the spring sunshine. With a wide variety of colour, shapes and sizes, they really are perfect to be planted in your borders, patio pots and homes!
There are so many spring bulbs to choose …Read More
Autumn’s colourful cloak diminishes with every chilly gust, sending blazing leaves swirling on the breeze, while down below, diamond lilies sparkle and spring bulbs begin their slow march to glory, sending out roots into the cold earth.
It may feel like the year is drawing to a close, but there’s still one or two really worthwhile jobs to be doing in the garden. Those autumn leaves make a wonderful addition to …Read More
Standing tall, fresh and defiant amid the season’s death and decay, they thumb their noses at autumn’s dullness – exotic punks who remind us it’s not all doom and gloom. Nerines are my new favourite plant.
They’re kind of thing you see in catalogues or online gardening sites but never buy – but what a mistake! I guess they don’t exactly get off to a good start when you see the …Read More
I’ve been gripped by bulb fever this autumn, buying packets of dwarf daffodils, tulips, iris etc as if they were going out of fashion. I’m determined that come springtime, I won’t regret being stingy back in the autumn – and end up buying pots of bulbs in flower at a much greater cost than purchasing dry bulbs in the autumn.
But there’s a problem with bulbs… there won’t be anything much …Read More
A warm summer’s evening might seem a weird time to be thinking about spring, but as anyone who’s been to any DIY store or garden centre recently will know, it’s bulb time again. Like mushrooms after the rain, racks of packets, covered in gaudy pictures, suddenly sprout on the shelves, and the soft thud of the Bakker.com bulb catalogue on the doormat heralds a change in the pace of the …Read More
It’s a common conundrum – where on earth to start in a new garden. It’s exactly this problem that I’m facing, two months after moving into a house with just a bare patch of gravel out back. New/empty gardens present challenges: such as poor, compacted soil, and lack of privacy. Luckily there are plenty of plants up to the job.
Five great plants for new gardens:
Tree mallow (Lavatera) – these shrubby …Read More
I wanted to continue the theme of planting a Bakker Spalding rainbow and thought it would be fun to plant the colours of the tulips in their respective coloured pots.
Now I can’t wait for spring (not that I want to wish my time away) and see the rainbow in its glory.
As I was minus a spare blue pot I utilised a black one and used my blue shoe cream to …Read More
Q – Carla Sears My garden so full of summer colour it’s better now than in the summer can’t put winter bedding or bulbs in yet Is it ok to put it in late.
A – Hi Carla – how lovely! I know what you mean – my salvias and dahlias are still looking great. Bear in mind though that the first frosts are not far away, and will reduce all …Read More
Flowers, flowers and yes more flowers, flowering from June through to November. That’s what you call value for money and in such beautiful colours they will look spectacular wherever you grow them! And guess what… If you look after them over winter they will flower again next year.
For years begonias took a back seat to many other plants in the garden but now with their amazing range of …Read More
The people have spoken! The votes have been counted for Bakker Spalding’s online poll on which varieties should be included in their new, exclusive rainbow bulb collection. Thousands upon thousands of you voted and it’s clear that this year, everyone’s dotty about tulips! So, who are the winners, and how can you get the best from them in your garden?
RED: Tulip ‘Case Grande’ Wow! What a start to the rainbow. This …Read More