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Bulbs for pots - Cool whites - 50+40 Free bulbs

bulb lasagne collection for pots

2 collections £50.96 £35.98
£50.96 £35.98
£17.99
Quantity
Buy one collection of 25 bulbs (suitable for one 30cm pot) for £17.99, or buy 2 for £35.98 and receive 40 FREE bulbs (worth £14.98) to provide even more early spring colour.
  • Position: full sun or partial shade, though best in full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil that remains moist during winter and spring
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: March to May (starting earlier if you buy the special offer bulbs)
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In each collection you will receive the following:

    10 x Tulipa 'Sweetheart'
    Lemon-yellow petals, each with a wide, creamy white band around their outer edges, form yellow-centred, bowl-shaped flowers in mid-spring. Grows to 40cm.

    5 x Hyacinthus orientalis 'Carnegie'
    Upright dense racemes of pure white, bell-shaped flowers appear in late spring. These are carried on stout stems and have a delicious fragrance. Grows to 25cm.

    10 x Narcissus 'Silver Chimes'
    Up to 10 sweetly scented, nodding flowers, each with a broad, creamy white perianth and a small, pale yellow cup, top stems in mid- and late spring. Grows to 30cm.

    If you buy two collections, you will also receive the following free bulbs:

    20 x Scilla mischtschenkoana
    In late winter or early spring, star-shaped, pale blue flowers, which have a darker stripe along the length of their petals, appear with the narrow basal foliage. Grows to 15cm.

    20 x Crocus 'Jeanne d'Arc'
    Producing a showy display in late winter and early spring, the large, goblet-shaped blooms have white petals, which are stained with purple. Grows to 10cm.

    Garden care: Select a pot that has adequate drainage holes and prepare your compost. Bulbs growing in containers prefer a freely draining mix, so a 3:1 blend of John Innes No.2 and grit is ideal. The aim is to plant each bulb at approximately three times its own depth, allowing one bulb width between each. When ready to start planting, fill the pot with a layer of compost and starting with the largest bulbs, place them on the top of this layer with their shoot facing upwards. Infill with compost, gently firming down around the bulbs until reaching the correct level for the next set of bulbs. Continue in this fashion until all the bulbs are planted and then top up the compost to within a few centimetres of the top of the pot. Water thoroughly and then place the pot in a sunny spot. During the winter months, you will need to water occasionally to prevent the compost from drying out completely, but watering should be increased while the bulbs are actively growing and for at least six weeks after they have finished flowering. As soon as the new growth appears, start to feed them with a high potash fertiliser such as Tomorite. This should be continued at 7-10 day intervals until the flowers have faded and the foliage has started to die back. Resist the urge to remove the faded foliage (or tie a knot in it) until it has turned yellow and dry. The tulips should be replaced each year, but the other bulbs can be lifted, stored and replanted the following autumn.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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