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Summer Flowering Bulbs

Early spring is the time to be looking for summer flowering bulbs, you don’t even need a garden as they can easily be grown in containers. Choose your bulbs and tubers as you would your onions in the supermarket, make sure they are firm and don’t have any blemishes. As a rule, they should be planted as soon as the soil starts to warm up, anytime from March to May. If you plant them in cold wet soil they run the risk of rotting and they won’t grow until it warms. If you do want to get a head start plant them in containers and place in a sunny frost-free greenhouse or porch. It’s always a good idea to plant some bulbs in old containers then should gaps appear in your herbaceous borders just sink the whole pot in the soil. Make sure you use good quality free-draining peat-free compost which holds onto moisture but does not become sodden. Add water retention gel to the compost to cut down on watering in dry periods. Many of the summer bulbs are tall and statuesque so ideal for adding height to an herbaceous border. For something truly stunning grow tree lilies which can reach 240cm (8’) in height. If you want that lush jungle feel try growing Colocasia with it's huge leaves and cannas which have a spike of hot colour set against stunning large striped leaves. Dahlias are ideal for cutting and bringing into the home as they flower from late summer well into autumn.

Summer Flowering Bulbs

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Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' is one of the best single dahlias available, from which many of the 'Bishop' dahlias have been bred. It has dark bronze green foliage and contrasting bright red, single to semi-double flowers. More Information...
£2.99
This stunning plant comes from the mountain slopes of Mexico. Also known as tiger flowers. It blooms with large brightly coloured flowers, all with a distinct eye in the centre of the blossom. They are very decorative, bearing several flowers per stem and More Information...
£2.99
Pablo is a superb dwarf Gallery Dahlia variety that produces lovely yellow and salmon bi-colour flowers. Their compact habit and strong flowering nature make make them an ideal option for a garden border or patio containers. More Information...
£6.99
Sparaxis tricolour 'Mixed' boasts spikes of exotic looking flowers that resemble freesias with richly coloured markings. The vibrant blooms of the Harlequin Flower appear above sword-shaped leaves from midsummer to early autumn. More Information...
£4.99
Eucomis is a flowering bulbous perennial with a distinctive tuft of leaves above a column of tiny flowers. The leaves are strap-shaped. The flowers come in a range of mostly pastel colours - white, creams, yellows, mauves and pinks. The flowering season i More Information...
£3.99
The Guernsey Lily, also known as Nerine, are a modern classic! Each bulb produces attractive sword-like foliage and attractive flower heads which come in a range of exciting colours. Perfect for growing in pots on the patio, or in larger groups in the bor More Information...
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The Guernsey Lily, also known as Nerine, are a modern classic! Each bulb produces attractive sword-like foliage and attractive flower heads which come in a range of exciting colours. Perfect for growing in pots on the patio, or in larger groups in the bor More Information...
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A new vigorous variety of Ixia native to southern Africa Ixia blooming with a multitude of long lasting bright red flowers with bright blotches in the centre of each bloom. More Information...
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This stunning Begonia variety produces an abundance of deep scarlet flowers on near-black foliage, with serrated edges. They are superb for planting in pots, borders and bedding displays where they will grow to a compact height of 40cm and spread of 20cm. More Information...
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Croscosmia ‘Lucifer’ bears arching sprays of intense, fiery red blooms. It’s ideal for the growing in swathes through the herbaceous border, particularly in hot or tropical planting schemes, and the flowers are excellent for cutting. More Information...
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Lilium regale is a Chinese lily, and probably the easiest white lily to grow. It bears trumpet-shaped, glistening white flowers flushed with pink, with a heady, memorable perfume. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed sunny border or container display, an More Information...
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Eucomis is a flowering bulbous perennial with a distinctive tuft of leaves above a column of tiny flowers. The leaves are strap-shaped. The flowers come in a range of mostly pastel colours - white, creams, yellows, mauves and pinks. The flowering season i More Information...
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