Flowering bulbs to plant in autumn

If you want to be greeted by an explosion of colour and fragrance this spring, you need to get in your garden and start planting your bulbs in autumn. So grab your shovel and your gloves, it’s time to plant.

Bulbs grow anywhere

Bulbs come in all shapes and sizes so there's no need to limit them to your garden beds. Plant them in pots and put them in any area of your home or garden. Daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are excellent bulbs for pots and you can plant up to eight of them in each pot.

Flowering Bulbs To Plant In Autumn

Fill your garden with colour

Spring blooming bulbs come in an array of colours. There are all sorts of varieties to choose from including daffodils, tulips, alliums, freesias and hyacinths.

Bulbs are easy to plant

If you haven't planted bulbs before, it's easy. All you need is a sunny spot and a watering can. If you're planting them in a garden bed, make sure it's in an area that’s well drained. You don't need to plant them deep – roughly twice the height of the bulb will do – then press them in and you're done. Also, add some compost to your soil for added nutrients and drainage.

Flowering Bulbs To Plant In Autumn

Our top tips for brilliant spring bulbs

Here are our tips for planting bulbs:

  • Plant your bulbs in early autumn for best results.
  • Try and plant your bulbs immediately after you buy them – if you can't, make sure you store them in a cool, dark, dry place. 
  • Place shorter bulbs at the front of your garden beds. 
  • For visual impact, place your bulbs in zigzags rather than in a straight line.
  • Make a grand statement with colour by mixing different bulbs together. 
  • If you're unsure how many to plant, more is always better.
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