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Plant of the Month March- Spring Bulbs

Plant of the Month March - Spring Bulbs

Plant your spring bulbs now to ensure that the start of spring is announced in style. There are loads of delightful daffodils, anemones, tulips, hyacinths and freesias to choose from.

WE HAVE A HUGE RANGE INSTORE, BUT HERE ARE SOME FAVOURITES TYPES

Daffodils

Coming in an array of shapes and sizes, from the well-known to the delightfully garish, perfect for announcing spring.

Plant: February - April
SITE: Full sun
Depth: 8-10cm
Spacing: 10-12cm

Daffodils

Tulips

Once so popular that they were briefly used like a currency in Holland, tulips are bright, bold and joyous to behold.

Plant: March - April
SITE: Full sun
Depth: 5-8cm
Spacing: 8-10cm

Tulips

Hyacinth

These gorgeous sweetly-scented blooms are great outside or inside grown in a hyacinth vase.

Plant: March - April
SITE: Full sun
Depth: 5-10cm
Spacing: 8-10cm

Hyacinth

Anemone

Sometimes known as windflower, they pop up late winter - early spring, providing a mass of delightful blooms.

Plant: February-March
SITE: Part shade
Depth: 3-4cm
Spacing: 6-8cm

Anemone

Ranunculus

Their ornate flowers pop up in spring and look incredible in the garden or as a cut flower.

Plant: January - April
SITE: Full sun
Depth: 3-4cm
Spacing: 6-8cm

Ranunculus

Freesia

Bold yet delicate, and regularly scented. Freesias are perfect in a wide array of situations.

Plant: January - April
SITE: Full sun
Depth: 5-6cm
Spacing: 8-10cm

Freesia

 

GENERAL ADVICE WHEN PLANTING BULBS

GENERAL

Most spring bulbs need to be planted in full sun. But growing requirements can differ, make sure you check before planting. Plant at the correct depths and spacings specified above or on the packet.

IN THE GROUND

Plant in free-draining soil rich in organic matter. Improve heavier soils before planting by mixing in compost and Gypsum. If need be plant into a slight mound.

IN POTS/CONTAINERS

Select a pot large enough to plant the bulbs at the correct depth and spacing. Plant into a free-draining potting mix without water storage crystals. For best results use Thrive Bulb Mix.

TIPS

After flowering leave the foliage to die back. Cutting it off can weaken the bulbs, often leading to a poorer flowering the following year. For a natural look, throw a handful of bulbs over the area you want them, and then plant the bulbs where they land.

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