Bulbs are really easy to plant and grow - unlike seedlings that can be a little bit tricky especially when transplanting . You can either plant them in ground if you want or put them into a planter/pot.

Bulbs don't have a large root system, this means you can use a wide variety of pots and even plant multiple bulbs into the same pot.

Getting Ready

Starting with a good base is very important to help your plants grow. If you’re going to plant into existing soil then give it a boost by mixing in organic matter like sheep pellets and compost. Then add a layer of bulb mix on top to finish.

Bulbs start arriving in February and finish around April.

Tulip bulbs flower beautifully if they are kept in the fridge for eight weeks prior to planting. Remember to keep them seperate from apples.

Plant with the pointy end up (except in the case of ranunculi and anemones, which are planted with the pointy end down)

Adding a layer of mulch can help keep your plants healthy by keeping their roots moist.

Planting bulbs in the garden:

  • Start by setting out set out your bulbs on the soil surface to get an evenly spaced layout.

  • Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of your bulb.

  • Add a little bulb mix to partly fill the hole.

  • Place you bulb in the middle.

  • Cover the bulb with more bulb mix and gently compact the soil around the bulb.

  • Remember to water your bulbs.

Planting bulbs in planters and pots:

  • Position you container in the final position before partially filling with bulb mix. Remember bulbs should be planted twice as deep as the diameter.

  • Place your bulbs on the soil with your desired arrangement. Check the packaging for ideal spacing because it can vary.

  • Cover your bulbs and fill the container with bulb mix. then compact the soil gently.

  • Remember to water your bulbs.

Keeping Healthy

  • Feeding you bulbs is essential to help them grow and flourish.

  • We recommend you use Tui bulb food or NovaTec fertiliser.

  • Be sure to keep your bulbs well watered and the soil moist. This helps promotes healthy growth and also keeps those annoying insect pests and diseases at bay.

  • After flowering, it’s important that you continue watering & feeding the leaves since they are generating the energy the bulb requires to produce next year’s flowers.