Autumn bulbs

This question was asked by
Ruth M

Advice needed
Been given £20 voucher…
I like white and blue alliums… close flowers and a mix of colourful others.

Hi there,
We have a great offer on alliums:

Allium Bulb Collection (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (SKU17627)

Allium Gladiator

Allium Gladiator

But we also have lots of other varieties to choose from with lots of offers available on collections, including tulips, daffodils etc:

AUTUMN PLANTED BULBS

Don’t forget you can use TREAT10 code for 10% off your order! 

Tulip

Tulip Grand Perfection

The Hart Family

What flowers to pick for containers

This question was asked by
Linda D – 

I’m a novice on bulbs. I’m after a variety of bulbs that will flower from spring till autumn and give a glorious burst of colour. Different heights so I can make a display that will ‘wow’. Suggestions of what size pot for number of bulbs and which is the best compost and feed etc.

Thanks very much.

Linda

Hi Linda

You have so many different flowers to choose from it really depends on the height, colour and variety you would like. Also, to have flowers all year through, you need to plant them at different times of the year.

On our website, our products are broken down into Autumn Planted Bulbs and Spring Planted Bulbs. You can then search by the flowering months as well so you can have something in flower all year through. For planting in pots, a good-quality, multi-purpose (peat-free) compost will do the trick for most varieties. You can then add a slow release fertiliser (link below) to help them on their way. You can also add horticultural grit to your compost and pots for good drainage. The main rule to planting in pots is to ensure there are drainage holes in your pots or your bulbs will rot.

Slow Release Fertiliser – Easy Feed Pack (SKU18119)

To get full and luscious pots full of flowers, we recommend layering your bulbs like making a lasagne. The Dutch call this a bulb lasagne. Simply plant your bulbs deeper to start with, with the largest or latest flowering bulbs further down, moving to the smallest and earliest flowering on the top layer. The shoots from the lower bulbs will find their way around the other bulbs. The first layer can go as deep as 28-30cm (11-12″), then cover them over with 5cm (2″) of compost, before you place the next layer of bulbs.

Bulb Lasagne

Bulb Lasagne

AUTUMN PLANTED BULBS

SPRING PLANTED BULBS

The Hart Family

Selection of bulbs

This question was asked by
Philip P – 

We would like some help on a selection of bulbs that flower from the beginning of January and then flower throughout the year, they are for our family plot at the crematorium, the space is 2.5 ft by 5 ft, and we would like to plant then all at once, kind regards

Hi Philip

To have flowers in bloom early in the year through to late autumn, you would need to plant them at different times of the year.

You can search on our website for flowering months which will help you plan for this. You will need to look in the Autumn Planted Bulbs section for the earlier flowering varieties and then move to the Spring Planted Bulbs section for the summer through to Autumn flowers. Search by month and this should help you get a long lasting display through out the year. You can also search by height and border position.

Garden flowers

Garden flowers

The Hart Family

Message of thanks

This question was asked by
Denise H

Thank you for our order really pleased with the quality and size of bulbs received, looking forward to seeing them all in flower in the summer. Very impressed with gloriosa rhizomes.

HI Denise

Thank you so much for your lovely comments – we really appreciate hearing from our customers.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Hart Family

Dahlia tubers

This question was asked by
Richard P

Hi, I was hoping to order some spring planting dahlias (for summer flowers) to give as a Christmas present, but everywhere seems to want to send them out in the Spring. Is it possible to get a delivery before Christmas? Thanks.

Hi Richard

Unfortunately not, Dahlias are not lifted just yet and won’t be ready until the spring. You can pre-order them for february delivery.

Dahlias

You could always send a Gift Certificate and greeting card if you wanted to send it as a present for someone and they can choose some dahlias for next year.

Gift Certificate and Card by Post (SKU18246)

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Gift card and voucher

This question was asked by
Cathleen B

I live in Australia and would like to give a friend in the Midlands a gift card to buy some bulbs to go with a pot I’ve ordered for Christmas. Is this something I can order?

HI Cathleen

That sounds like a lovely idea. We now have printed gift vouchers with a complementary greeting card which we can post out to your friend for you. All you need to do is enter your friend’s address in the shipping details and let us know if you would like to leave a personal comment for your friend in the Comments box when you check out.

You can find our beautiful cards and vouchers to order here:

Gift Certificate and Card by Post (SKU18246)

The Hart Family

Delivery of Bulbs

This question was asked by
Sue M –

If I order bulbs now when will I get them?

Hi Sue

It depends what you order – if you order autumn planted bulbs then they will be leaving the nursery this week. Usually a 3-5 day turnaround. If not sooner.

If it’s lilies or spring planted bulbs, then these are dispatched in February.

The Hart Family