Which bulbs do I plant when?
- Gardening Tips
- 9 Oct 2019
Knowing when to buy bulbs of different kinds can seem like a tricky task, especially if you’re new to gardening. Bulbs are very rewarding and planting bulbs at the correct time will save you money and time.
Spring flowering bulbs:
Bulbs like crocus, iris, tulips, daffodils & narcissi, hyacinths, alliums, camassia, anemone, fritillaria, muscari, erythronium, lilium, scilla, bluebells and snowdrops need to be planted in the autumn. Delivered from August to the beginning of January, these spring heralds will bring the winter garden to life. Who can resist their beauty especially after a cold wet winter? There are bulbs for every garden situation.
Summer and late summer flowering bulbs:
The bulbs, tubers or corms you need to be looking at are gladioli with their beautiful spikes, dahlias, begonias, lilium, acidanthera, crinum, crocosmia, galtonia as well as the exotic looking ferraria tigridia, nerine, polianthus, trillium, tulbaghia and amaryllis Belladonna. All these bulbs are delivered and required to be planted in the spring, from middle January to the end of March.
Flower bulbs are very rewarding and excellent value for money as they will give you flowers for all most all of the year; from the snowdrops as early as January to the late flowering of dahlias and begonias which will carry on until the hard frost has arrived.