Growing Naturalising Bulbs
There are many emotional and physical benefits to gardening and spending time in nature. Many studies have shown that gardening outdoors can help to reduce overall stress levels, increase blood flow and help your body absorb more vitamin D from sunlight.
At RHS Chelsea, the Duchess of Cambridge’s ‘Back to Nature’ garden was designed as a tranquil place for both adults and children to retreat from the world. It was a place in which to play, learn, explore and create special memories against a naturalist backdrop of wild trees, shrubs and plants in a cool calm colour palette.
To help you get back to nature, you can now create a mini haven in your own space at home with our naturalising bulbs collection! These popular perennials will give a natural and informal look to your garden, with floral displays that you can enjoy for years to come. From pretty Primulas to lovely Lily of the Valley (and everything in between), naturalising bulbs aren’t just beneficial for you - they also attract wildlife and vital pollinators to your garden.
How to plant naturalising bulbs
Naturalising bulbs are meant to look natural! The best way to plant them is to scatter them rather than placing them in neat rows. Simply walk along your flower bed or border and drop the bulbs onto the soil, then plant them where they land. Bulbs are very easy to plant - depending on the variety, most can be planted at a depth of three times their height - however, to make planting even easier, you can use garden hand tools such as bulb planters which will do the job in seconds.
Best bulbs for naturalising
- Allium Nectaroscordum Bulbs
- Daffodil (Native British) Bulbs
- Anemone Rhizomes - blanda Mix
- Gladiolus communia Bulbs
- Happy Bee Flower Bulb Mixture
You may also be interested in Suttons wildflower bulbs and pre-planted bulbs.