Just like I imagined

Bakker’s Top 10 for Spring 2018!

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

Underground Rainbow Bakker Bulbs

The Underground Rainbow

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

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The Final Push

As November fast approaches, it feels like every season other than winter. Like a strange and surreal echo of spring, my latest batch of autumn crocus from Spalding have burst into bloom. Their petals are even more beautifully marked than the first lot I planted – like fine old china, traced in delicate lines of blue and mauve.

Today is oddly summery, and it feels rather weird to be planting tulips …Read More

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READY STEADY GO!

If you are looking forward to a beautiful and colourful spring garden and not yet planned it – then you had better get started. We always say that spring starts in autumn. If you haven’t already got your bulbs planted then let me help you by recommending some bulbs that you can plant now. Our range comes in singles, doubles, multi-coloured, large and dwarf varieties and as for the diversity of …Read More

Tulip Mania Continues

Our tulip mania continues – Adrian and I have been so in awe of our tulips this year that we feel we must do a follow up on our last tulip blog and share some photos with you. The colours, shapes and sizes have all been utterly outstanding, you just want them to keep on flowering. It’s almost difficult to decide whether some of them are peonies or they really …Read More

Tulips (the meaning of tulips – Perfect Love)

We’ve got Tulip mania – Adrian and I love them and really wished we had planted more last autumn. We are spoilt for choice with just so many varieties in such a wide range of colours and shapes – all of which are a must for any style of garden. Even the leaves of some varieties are very eye-catching with contrasting stripes.  And what we like about tulips is that …Read More