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Bulbs – An Enlightening Garden Experience

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Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle… A seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.  –  Barbara Winkler

Bulbs – An Enlightening Garden Experience.

Easy/low maintenance: – whether you are a gardening novice or an expert gardener, bulbs have so much to offer. You don’t need any specific knowledge or experience. Simply dig a hole and drop in a bulb, plant individually or dig a trench – place point up, cover up with soil (remember to put a marker/stick to show where they are) and then wait for the flowers!  It’s always a nice surprise when they appear in spring.

When they are finished flowering, simply take off the dead flower, let the leaves die back and with most bulbs they will look after themselves until next year.

Great for difficult areas in the garden: Bulbs are self-sufficient, they store energy from one year to the next so they don’t have to wait for perfect soil conditions or ideal weather.

For shady woodland areas try drifts of Snowdrops (Galanthus), Scilla Siberica, delicate Bluebells (Hyacinthoides) and star like Ornithogalum White Trophy and Chinodoxa Luciliae Alba, these will add a bright blue and white sparkle to a dark corner.

Gaps in summer borders: Gladiolus Itailcus (Byzantinus) or Ranunculus Mixed (Persian buttercup) – great for cut flowers too – will give pops of hot pink and bright yellows through to orange and pinkish/red, right through the summer, year after year.

Create impact with minimal effort: Tulips are great for impact, for maximum effect choose one or two colours (pink and white – a pretty combination could be Angelique and Angels Wish or for an elegant, sophisticated style the fluted tulips Lady Jane & White Triumphator work well together. Jewel colours of deep orange and dark purples are a stunning combination – try a mix of the feathery petals of Amazing Parrot & Black Parrot.  Or simply go on mass – pick one colour that links in with your gardens’ planting scheme. Plant in larger quantities to give a fantastic display.

Small is beautiful: Bulbs are great for even the smallest garden and perfect for containers too. Try layering up like a trifle, for a succession of early, mid to late spring flowers and colour on your patio.

They make you smile! Nothing says spring more than the cheerful yellow daffodils.

There is such a huge choice and variety at Woburn Sands Emporium, get inspired, get creative and get planting.

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