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Bulbs for pots - Red & plum

bulb lasagne collection for pots

2 collections £55.98 £49.99
£55.98 £49.99
Each collection contains 55 bulbs, suitable for planting into one 40-45cm pot. Buy 1 collection for £27.99 or 2 for £49.99, saving £5.99.
  • Position: full sun or partial shade, though best in full sun
  • Soil: a good potting compost or well-drained soil that remains moist during winter and spring
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: February to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    When working with bulbs in pots, the best seasonal displays are created when you plant them in layers. This then enables you to create a display that will flower over several months. This combination will provide an abundance of richly coloured flowers from February to May.

    In each collection you will receive the following:

    10 x Hyacinthus orientalis 'Woodstock'
    A fabulous hyacinth with deep magenta-purple blooms that are delicately scented. Plant in mixed beds in the garden or in pots on the patio so you can move them around for best effect. A great colour for mixing with deep purples or plum shades to create a 'bruised' border. Grows to 25cm.

    20 x Tulipa 'Madame Lefeber'
    Also known as Red Emperor, this is a long-standing favourite that puts on a prolonged and vibrant display. Each slender-petalled, bright red flower has a yellow-ringed dark eye, which becomes more prominent as the petals open. Grows to 30cm.

    25 x Crocus 'Ruby Giant'
    Delightful, deep-purple flowers appear in February and March above narrow, mid-green leaves. This early spring-flowering crocus is larger and more robust than other 'Tommy' varieties and stands up well to winter weather, dying back gracefully after it has flowered. Grows to 7cm.

  • 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.
  • Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy
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