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Tips

Thanks to their years of experience working with flower bulbs, our experts have a number of handy tips for you:

  • Use a gardening trowel to plant your bulbs. You’ll be able to plant them without getting your hands dirty.
     
  • When planting your bulbs, you often have to kneel. Use a knee mat to keep your clothes clean and to protect your knees from the cold ground.
     
  • Once you have planted the bulbs, stick a label in the ground to help you keep track of what you have planted where.
     
  • Use your bulbs as cut flowers. The cheerful colours from your garden will make your living room look magnificent.
     
  • Mix varieties, heights and flowering times together and create your own assortment. This will ensure that you have flowers blooming in your garden for longer.
     
  • Instead of planting your amaryllis, place them dry on a scale, and the stalk will grow upwards in an artistic way, and while the flower will be a little smaller, it will be no less pretty.
     
  • If you have problems with moles in your garden, plant Fritillaria imperialis Lutea or Fritillaria imperialis Rubra bulbs. The scent of these bulbs deters moles. 
     
  • If you plant bulbs suitable for naturalising, it is a good idea to add a little fertiliser straight after they have flowered. The bulb will then have time to take up the nutrients and prepare to flower again beautifully next spring.
     
  • Planting early-blooming bulbs in your grass will give your lawn colour early in the season. You can mow over the bulbs as soon once the leaves have died, and they will flower again the following year.
     
  • Plant bulbs with your children or grandchildren. This will give them exposure to nature and help them appreciate it more. Children love to see something flowering that they have planted themselves.
     
  • Plant summer bloomers in places where other bulbs will have finished flowering. Your garden will remain colourful into the summer and will attract butterflies.