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

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Shipping in November

This question was asked by
Laura

Hi
I am looking at buying some dahlia bulbs. Are you still shipping these out? or if I order now will I not receive them until next year. They are for a present and so wanted to clarify the delivery before making the purchase

Thanks, Laura

Hi Laura

Delivery of Dahlia tubers is in february next year. We only have Autumn planted bulbs for this time of year, like Tulips, Alliums etc. You can find all the stock we have left in our end of season sale, however, we are selling out fast.

END OF SEASON SALE

Alternatively, you could order gift voucher and greeting card to be sent as a present.

Gift Certificate and Card by Post (SKU18246)

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How big a pot for Allium Globemaster?

This question was asked by
Graham –

Hi just received my order of Allium Globemaster just wondering if they can be planted in pots if so what size would the pot have to be for 3 bulbs
Cheers Graham

HI Graham

Yes they can be planted in pots – ensure there is plenty of drainage, I would suggest planting 3 Allium Globemaster bulbs in a 18″ patio type pot.

Allium Globemaster (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (harts1111)

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How many tulip bulbs for a 5x5ft bed?

This question was asked by
Susan –

I have a raised bed 5ft by 5ft .l would like to plant tulips in the bed for the Spring. How many bulbs do I need to fill the space?

Hi Susan

It really depends on how packed you would like the bed. For a fuller display, I would recommend planting 100-150 tulip bulbs for this area.

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Daffodils for long flowering display

This question was asked by
David B – 

I could do with about 500 bulbs, different varieties, but split across the flowering time, so we get the longest display.

What can you do?

Hi David

We now have a new sear engine on our website where you can filter the varieties by flowering month. So you could enter May and choose which ones you like, then April and so forth.
Narcissi

I would suggest the following:

March Flowering:

Narcissus ‘Replete’ (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1137121)

Narcissus ‘Dutch Master’ (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts113711)

April Flowering:

Narcissus ‘Tahiti’ (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts11371)

Narcissus ‘My Story’ (Pack of 15 Bulbs) (harts113712212)

May Flowering:

Narcissus ‘Pheasant’s Eye’ (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1150)

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Alliums Need to go in pot (whiskey barrel)

This question was asked by
Debbie W – 

Need help with number of bulbs – don’t want them too tall.
Late spring to Early Summer.
Colours blue purple.

HI Debbie

You mention Alliums for potting up into a Whiskey Barrel – some alliums can be quite tall. I would suggest using our filter search at the top of the Allium page and opting for the Low or Medium Heights. This will then show you all the varieties that are not too tall.

Are you wanted to plant other bulbs as well? You can do this by layering your planting. We have more information on our website on how to layer your planting here.

With regards to the number of bulbs, it really depends on the size of the barrel and the size/height of the bulbs you would like to have. For a more fuller and mixed arrangement, I would advise starting with the following:

1 x Pack of Allium Rosy Dream (10 Bulbs)
1 x Pack of Hyacinth Paul Herman (6 Bulbs)
1 x Pack of Muscari Marleen (20 Bulbs)

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Planting crocus, bluebells and snowdrops

This question was asked by
Isobel

Hi there just received my parcel thank you, bluebells crocus and snowdrops,can you tell me when to plant these,and how deep, for winter show. once again thanks isobel xx

Hi Isobel

You’re very welcome. You need to plant them all now (during the months or Sept – Nov). You can plant them all 6-8cm below the soil surface. You can find further instructions on how to plant and care for your bulbs on the product pages on our website.

Hyacinthoides Non-scripta Blue Bells (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1151)

Mixed Crocus Collection (Pack of 50 Bulbs) (SKU17620)

Leucojum Aestivum (Pack of 10 Bulbs) (harts1148)

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Planting my Fritillaria rubra.

This question was asked by
Mrs Josephine Hickmam

I have quite a large pot to plant my fritillaria in and was wondering if I can plant other things in while waiting for it to grow. Things like cyclamen,heather, Pansy\’s snowdrops and anemones.

Yes you can – you can layer the planting like a lasagne. Remember to plant your Fritillaria on their side so the hole doesn’t get waterlogged.

Fritillaria

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Tulip Bulbs

This question was asked by
Lisa T

When is the best time to plant tulips?

We advise planting tulip bulbs in the Autumn, preferably in October/November, after the firsts frosts as this will wipe out any viral and fungal diseases that may be in the soil and which may infect the bulbs. Planting later in the year means there is less risk of disease and this is when the tulip bulbs start putting their roots down. More information on how to plant tulips can be found here:

Tulips

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