Our top 5 spring bulbs to buy now will give your garden some pizazz next year, and as ever when gardening, it is always good to look to the seasons ahead allowing your bulbs and plants the time to store nutrients and get ready to bloom at just the right time of year. Try these for the perfect colour next spring.
Spring would not be the same without some colourful Tulips in your garden. They grow well in pots and borders, so there is no need to feel restricted by space. There are so very many to choose from so you can mix and match lots of colours from Single, Triumph, Darwin hybrid, Parrot and many more. Or if you’d like a simple colour scheme, why not go for some fresh white Tulips in a big terracotta pot. Simply beautiful.
The real sign of spring is when the Daffodils are out in all of their flowering yellow glory! Now is a great time to order them to be ready with a lovely bag of bulbs to plant out in Autumn, giving them enough time to get ready for a spring display. If yellow is not your colour, there are also white and even pink Daffodils available. Don’t forget there are some that you can grow over the winter in seasonal pots indoors.
Some of the most stunning spring displays and at all of the gardening shows is the globe-shaped Alliums. Allium ‘Christophii’ is a firm favourite with large flower heads made up of lilac star-shaped flowers. Or you could try the taller ‘Purple Sensation’ dotted about in your border. Easy to grow, even the seed heads look fantastic.
The pretty petals of the Ranunculus are some of the most Instagrammable spring flowers! Whirls of leaves make up colourful flowers for spring pots and borders. You can pack a bowl full of gorgeous Ranunculus of many colours, and they will make you smile next spring. Soak the bulbs before planting and pop them in a sheltered space, ready to watch them grow.
For all of the spring bulbs, the Hyacinth is undoubtedly the most fragrant. From pink to white and dark purple, they pop up in spring and surprise everyone with their amazing smell. If you can’t wait that long, you could even go for some forced bulbs and grow them over the winter months indoors. The bulbs can be placed in a bulb vase filled with water, and you can not only watch the flowers grow but also the roots from beneath.
Whichever you decide on, or perhaps you can’t resist and get them all, getting prepared now to order and then plant in Autumn is the best way to ensure a colourful spring garden next year. Grab your spring bulbs from us. We have a great selection available for your garden.