Colourful Bulb Mixes & Collections
With so much choice available, it can be difficult to imagine the perfect planting scheme for your display of spring-flowering bulbs. To save you time and effort, we’ve designed our bulb mixes to create colour combinations with carefully synchronised flowering times. The result: lots of long-lasting colour and scent to ensure a lovely display of spring flowers for your garden borders, pots, and containers.
How to plant flower bulbs
You should plant most flower bulbs at a depth of approximately two to three times the height of the bulb, leaving around two bulb widths between them. Tulip bulbs are usually planted deeper – depending on which varieties you choose, this could be as deep as 20cm. Make sure you read the planting instructions for the bulb mixes you choose.
Caring for bulbs and tubers after flowering
Leave hardy bulbs in the ground all year and they’ll gradually naturalise, providing drifts of blooms each spring. If you’d like to manage your displays more carefully, dig them up after flowering has finished and split and sort them, keeping the best specimens and discarding the rest. Half-hardy and tender bulbs should be moved indoors during the coldest months. For more on growing and caring for spring-flowering bulbs, check out our comprehensive guide to the subject.
Growing colourful bulb mixes and collections not only produces great results, it also saves you time. For further information on growing bulbs and tubers, head over to our Growing Guides section where you’ll find our collection of guides covering all aspects of bulb cultivation.