Everything you wanted to know about Bulbs but were afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about Bulbs but were afraid to ask 1 Prepare well Remove weeds and incorporate lots of compost or other organic matter when planting bulbs. On heavy soils, dig in horticultural grit. Bulbs grown in pots need good drainage so put plenty of crocks in the bottom and use a well-drained compost. For my pots I use two parts John Innes No 2 with one part horticultural grit. Specialised bulb composts are expensive and only necessary in pots with poor drainage. 2 Time it right Garden centres sell bulbs for autumn planting from the end of … Continue reading Everything you wanted to know about Bulbs but were afraid to ask

Spring Tulips

¬†Spring is nearly upon us ……….¬† Tulips Many of the tulips in the garden date back to the 16th century and include several stars of the period known as Tulip Mania (1634-1637), such as Tulipa semper augustus, reputedly the most expensive tulip of all time. The oldest cultivated bulb in the garden, the short yet vibrant ‘Duc van Tol Red and Yellow’ tulip dates back to 1595 and, with a new cultivar introduced every year, the collection is continuously expanding. Click here to visit our beautiful tulips gallery. You don’t have to go to Holland to appreciate tulips. Do as … Continue reading Spring Tulips