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Top 10 Spring Bulbs

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 9:49 pm

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year for your garden. It’s the time associated with new life, and you want your garden to be bursting with life as well. If you’re considering how to make your garden brighter, more beautiful and ready for the spring, then you’ll need to know the best bulbs to plant, and when to plant them. Spring bulbs are perfect for giving you garden a new lease of life.

Here are 10 of the top spring bulbs you can plant to make your garden glow with life this spring:

  1. Daffodil. This vibrant flower with its bold trumpet says spring like few others can. There are also some more unusual varieties too, in shades of white, cream, and varying yellow and orange tones. Small cupped daffodils or Cyclaminieus daffodils can make a lovely change and make your garden look a little different.
  2. Tulips. There are many different shades of tulip you can plant in your garden. Find a variety that complements your other spring bulbs and brighten up your garden with these tall, proud flowers.
  3. Hyacinth. Many people grow hyacinths in their homes, but they can also be grown successfully in the garden. They come in various shades of pink and purple, and they’ll stand out amongst shorter border flowers.
  4. Bluebells. You often see these flowers growing in woodlands, as they can thrive without much sunlight. This can make them a good option fro growing underneath trees, or in the shade of other garden flowers.
  5. Allium. One of the classics of British spring time, alliums are often grown in borders. Yellow alliums are very popular in the spring time, with their bright, refreshing shade drawing different elements of the garden together.
  6. Iris. These can be grown successfully in a pot, and there are many different varieties, including some hybrids that offer eye catching colouring. They’re generally hardy and easy to grow, and you can grow them together in the same large pot.
  7. Crocus. One of the staples of spring time in the UK, crocuses are often grown in large numbers in borders, or they can be grown in pots too. They should be planted in autumn before the ground freezes over.
  8. Snowdrops. These are one of the earliest flowers to appear in the spring, so many people associate them with the weather changing and starting to warm up. Their delicate blooms will look lovely scattered across a garden.
  9. Anemones. These delicate flowers come in pastel shades or more bold shades. They can often planted around the base of trees, or perhaps in flowerbeds or pots. They tend to flower later on in spring.
  10. Lilies. There are various types of lily you can grow, from lily of the valley to oriental lilies. Their bright, jovial colours light up a garden and make flower beds or patios that little bit more beautiful.

Any of these types of bulbs will grow well in spring and provide colour, interest and brightness. Grow a mixture of them as you please, from high-quality bulbs.

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