Would you like a sea of flowers in your garden in spring and summer? Then flower bulbs are the perfect answer. You have an endless amount of choice, so you can create a lovely array of different colours in your garden, patio and balcony. There are some that will flower in summer and others than bloom in spring. By planting both, you can enjoy flowers for the majority of the year.
We have a number of tips to help you ensure that your flower bulbs live up to their full potential.
Tip 1: When to plant flower bulbs
Summer-flowering bulbs have to be planted in spring. It is important that the weather has improved enough so that there are no night frosts. Spring-flowering plants are different. These flower bulbs (often referred to as autumn bulbs) need to be planted in the ground before the first night frost. This will be between September and December. It is important that the temperature is lower than 10°C.
Tip 2: What is the best way of storing flower bulbs?
Naturally, you want to stock up on flower bulbs in good time so that you're ready to plant them once the time is right. But if it will be a little while until you're ready to plant them, it is important to store the flower bulbs properly in the meantime. You need to make sure that flower bulbs are stored in a dry and cool place, such as a garage, basement or shed. It is important that no mould forms on the flower bulbs due to the humidity. If this happens, let them dry out and then plant them immediately.