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Wake Up Your Garden With very Early Flowering Bulbs

Posted by Michael King on

At the end of winter the garden begins to wake up and one of its greatest pleasures is the appearance of tiny bulbs that seem to spring out of the ...

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Using and Choosing Tulips in Gardens

Posted by Michael King on

Tulips are for me the icing on the cake in my gardens. Choosing the different sorts and deciding how and where to use them in designs is a particul...

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Ornamental Onions - Alliums in Garden Borders

Posted by Michael King on

At the start of summer herbaceous perennials are growing fast and many shrubs are in flower. Together they dominate the scene that was earlier the ...

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How-to-Guides

A simple guide to growing beautiful Tulips from bulbs

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on

There are few sights as beautiful as tulips in springtime. Fortunately, you don’t need to be gifted with green fingers to be able to create your o...

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Growing Guides: How to grow Crocus Sativus (Saffron Crocus)

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on

Crocus Sativus, also known as Saffron Crocus, has been cultivated and celebrated for over 2,000 years for its pretty purple flowers and highly priz...

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Growing Guides: How to Grow Daffodils and Narcissus

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on

Daffodils and Narcissi are March’s birth flowers and are synonymous with the onset of Spring. Follow these simple steps in our handy How to Grow Da...

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Growing Guides: How to grow Crocus bulbs

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on

The bright-coloured petals of early-blooming crocus bulbs pushing their way through hard winter ground is a welcome sight to all gardeners. These h...

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Growing Guides: How to Grow Allium bulbs

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on

Alliums are hardy, easy to grow and hugely rewarding. Even once their flowering season has ended, they remain attractive and sculptural additions t...

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Growing Guides: How to grow Hyacinths

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on

Gorgeous Spring favourites, Hyacinths are known for their large flowers and delightful fragrance. They are winter growers (plant in Autumn) and sho...

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How to grow Jumbo Amaryllis

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on

These jumbo tropical beauties may look like they need an expert’s touch but believe it or not Amaryllis bulbs are actually one of the easiest bulbs...

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Growing Guides: How to grow Muscari (Grape Hyacinths)

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on

Muscari, or Grape Hyacinths, are a quintessential Spring bulb. These gorgeous clusters of small, fat, bell-shaped flowers are available in a wide v...

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Growing Guides: How to Grow Paperwhite Bulbs

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on

Beautiful indoor narcissus or Paperwhites are an excellent plant for indoor forcing, and their elegant flowers have become a staple element of Chri...

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