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Lily-flowered Group Tulips
Featured varieties

Lily-flowered Group Tulips

Posted by Michael King on Mar 22, 2021

Lily-flowered Group tulips are deservedly popular. They are tall and elegant with slim-waisted flowers and elongated petals. If I were only allowed to grow one tulip it would have to...

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Big Bold Bulbs
Bulb infoBulb news

Big Bold Bulbs

Posted by Michael King on Mar 22, 2021

There is a select group of big bulbs that we can use to make a bold statement within our garden borders. Growing tall and flowering in spring or summer they...

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Red Tulips
Featured varietiesGarden design

Red Tulips

Posted by Michael King on Mar 22, 2021

Red is the colour of stop lights, emergency buttons and blood and is also to be found in flowers of many dramatic tulips. Red tulips signal the start of spring...

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Black Tulips
Featured varietiesGarden design

Black Tulips

Posted by Michael King on Mar 22, 2021

Black tulips have been the holy grail of tulip breeders for centuries. It is rather like what you don’t have yet is what you want, just like a blue rose...

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Darwinhybrid Group Tulips - Bold And Beautiful
Bulb info

Darwinhybrid Group Tulips - Bold And Beautiful

Posted by Michael King on Mar 22, 2021

Darwinhybrids are monster tulips, sometimes with blooms bigger than a clenched fist that are guaranteed to make a bold and dramatically beautiful display anywhere.

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Naturalising Daffodils in Grass
Garden design

Naturalising Daffodils in Grass

Posted by Michael King on Mar 22, 2021

It is easy to grow daffodils in grass; through the lawn or meadow areas of your garden. Naturalised daffodils, in the true sense of the word, are the wild species...

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How I Use Bulbs in My Garden
Garden design

How I Use Bulbs in My Garden

Posted by Michael King on Mar 22, 2021

Bulbs play an important part in the gardens I design, but maybe the way I use them in my own garden will help other gardeners make a plan for their...

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Wake Up Your Garden With very Early Flowering Bulbs
Garden design

Wake Up Your Garden With very Early Flowering Bulbs

Posted by Michael King on Mar 22, 2021

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
Bulb info

Using and Choosing Tulips in Gardens

Posted by Michael King on Mar 22, 2021

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 particular pleasure....

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Ornamental Onions - Alliums in Garden Borders
Garden design

Ornamental Onions - Alliums in Garden Borders

Posted by Michael King on Mar 22, 2021

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 canvas for a display of...

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A simple guide to growing beautiful Tulips from bulbs
How-to-Guides

A simple guide to growing beautiful Tulips from bulbs

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Mar 18, 2021

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 own stunning display. Just follow...

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

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

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Mar 18, 2021

Crocus Sativus, also known as Saffron Crocus, has been cultivated and celebrated for over 2,000 years for its pretty purple flowers and highly prized stamens (saffron).

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Meet Ben, our Flower Bulb Specialist

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