Spring bulbs at Clifton Nurseries

Flower power with garden bulbs

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Posted Feb 5th, 2021
by Clifton Nurseries

Garden bulbs can be thought of as little nuggets of flower power. Lying dormant for some of the year, when they do come into flower you'll definitely know about it!  Potted Daffodils

Bulbs can be separated into two main types; spring and summer. 

Spring bulbs in the garden

Spring bulbs are generally planted in the autumn and early winter, spend the coldest months of the winter underground, and then emerge and flower in spring. These bulbs need the cold period underground to break their dormancy and reach their full flowering potential.  Popular spring bulbs include Daffodils, Iris, Tulips, Hyacinth and Crocus. 

Spring bulbs are available to purchase as dry bulbs in the autumn and as potted, ready growing bulbs in the late winter and early spring. Visit both our London and Surrey branches to view our extensive range of potted spring bulbs. Who can resist the cheerful sign of the spring bulbs coming into flower? 

Summer bulbs in the garden

Summer bulbs are generally planted in the spring and then flower in summer, with some such as Dahlias flowering into the autumn. Other popular summer bulbs include Begonia, Gladiolus, Lilies, Caladiums and Agapanthus. 

Summer bulbs are sometimes also called 'tender bulbs' as they don't tolerate cold temperatures and should only be planted after the ground warms up and there's no longer a threat of frost. If purchased before planting time, just store them in a cool, dry spot until planting and wait for spring - it will come! Dry summer bulbs are now in stock at our London branch. 

Summer garden bulbs

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