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Bulbs and corms for spring flowers

Bulbs and corms for spring flowers

 

Following the discussion Adrian and I had last week regarding which bulbs we would like to plant this autumn for our spring gardens, we thought we would share some information and a few tips with you.

Bulbs and corms for spring flowers (plant in autumn)

Autumn - sometime between September and December – is the time for planting flower bulbs. A number of them can be planted from September onwards, especially the early-flowering varieties (such as winter aconite, anemone, snowdrop, grape hyacinth and Siberian squill), narcissi/daffodils (which we want to start growing immediately after their summer rest) and hyacinths which are less sensitive to frost if they are given the opportunity to form roots before the frosts sets in. Tulips can still be planted fairly late, into December.