Pre-Planted Bulbs or Plant-o-tray bulbs
Whether you’re a beginner gardener nervous about growing plants from bulbs, or you forgot to buy your bulbs the previous season and need to fill your beds and borders fast, pre-planted bulbs allow you to plant flowers that flood your garden with colour in a nick of time.
Pre-planted bulbs make an ideal birthday or Christmas gifts for friends and family. If your recipient is a novice gardener or someone who doesn’t have a lot of time on their hands, imagine their delight at a thoughtful and exciting present that allows them to create a beautiful garden without the fuss with these fast-growing bulb collections
How to use pre-planted bulbs
Using pre-planted bulbs couldn’t be simpler!
- Dig a hole in the soil of your flower bed or container in which you can fit your pre-planted bulb tray.
- Remove the top of the packaging and place your bulbs and biodegradable tray in the hole with bulbs facing up.
- Cover over your pre-planted bulbs with soil or compost, then water!
Popular pre-planted bulb combinations
Tulip and Crocus - Create a striking colour contrast with bold Tulips and attractive Crocuses. Place them in a decorative pot to become a head-turning spectacle for visitors and passers-by, or grow them in beds and borders to line your garden with colour.
Allium mix - Robust and eye-catching, Alliums create vertical interest in pots, beds and borders, standing tall above other flower bulbs. However, Alliums aren’t just limited to those familiar pom-pom blooms on long stems, the family also includes some shorter varieties, creating a well-thought-out display when bought in a pre-planted bulb mix.
Crocosmia and Iris - This wonderful mix looks almost like a small flock of exotic birds gathering around a plant! A match made in heaven, Crocosmia and Iris will continue to flower year on year with absolutely stunning results.
You may also be interested in Suttons wildflower bulbs and indoor bulbs.