Start planning next year's 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.
- Garden observation
- Other considerations
- Shopping for bulbs
- When to plant
Enjoy planning next year's spring bulbs
One of the fun parts of choosing what spring bulbs you will plant is the joy of browsing the bulb range. Sit down with a cup of tea, put your feet up and flick through the range 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 year's 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 year's 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 year's 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 year's spring bulbs
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.
- Tulips are best planted during November.
For a great selection of spring bulbs, visit us instore or browse the range online.