To make your garden look dazzling, start planting flower bulbs. Fernhill offers a wide range of spring-flowering, summer-flowering and late-blooming bulbs. Garden flowers cheer up your garden. Plant flower bulbs in a container, in the border, in a summer bedding or in a flower pot. Find yourself the most graceful flower bulbs in our webshop and start planting.
Flower bulbs can be divided into spring-blooming bulbs and summer-blooming bulbs.
Top 5 spring bulbs
The five most popular spring bulbs are:
Tulips: These classic spring flowers come in a wide range of colours and varieties and are known for their cup-shaped blooms. They typically bloom in early to mid-spring.
Daffodils: Daffodils, also known as narcissus, are known for their bright yellow blooms and are often the first flowers to appear in spring. They typically bloom in early to mid-spring.
Crocus: These small, colourful flowers are among the first to appear in spring and are known for their cup-shaped blooms. They typically bloom in early spring.
Hyacinths: Hyacinths are known for their fragrant, bell-shaped blooms and come in a wide range of colours. They typically bloom in early to mid-spring.
Alliums: Alliums are known for their large, round flower heads and are often used in cut flower arrangements. They typically bloom in late spring to early summer.
These are some of the most popular spring bulbs, there are other options like snowdrops, scillas, and bluebells that are also common in gardens and natural spaces. Spring bulbs are a great way to add colour and beauty to your garden in the early spring season, and are easy to plant, care for, and can provide blooms for years to come.
Top 5 summer bulbs
The five most popular summer bulbs are:
Gladiolus: These tall, spiky flowers come in a wide range of colours and are often used in cut flower arrangements. They typically bloom in mid to late summer.
Lilies: Lilies come in a wide range of colours and sizes and are known for their large, fragrant blooms. They typically bloom in late spring to early summer.
Dahlias: Dahlias are known for their large, showy blooms and come in a wide range of colours and sizes. They typically bloom in mid to late summer.
Begonias: Begonias are known for their colourful, asymmetrical blooms and are often used as bedding plants. They typically bloom throughout the summer.
Caladiums: Caladiums are known for their colourful, heart-shaped leaves and are often used as bedding plants or as a filler in mixed container gardens. They typically bloom throughout the summer.
It's worth mentioning that these are some of the most popular summer bulbs, and there are other bulbs that can be planted during the summer and bloom during summer and fall, like the Canna, and Crocosmia, among others.
Planting flower bulbs
When planting flower bulbs, it is important to choose a location that has well-draining soil and receives at least six hours of sunlight per day. Bulbs should also be planted at the correct depth, which can vary depending on the type of bulb. For example, tulip bulbs should be planted 6-8 inches deep, while daffodil bulbs should be planted 8-10 inches deep.
Flower bulb care
Once planted, flower bulbs need to be watered regularly and fertilized with a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth. They should also be protected from frost and heavy rain, as both can damage the bulbs. After the flowers have bloomed and the leaves have died back, the bulbs can be left in the ground to rest and gather energy for the following year.
Forced flower bulbs
Flower bulbs can also be forced into blooming indoors, which is a popular way to enjoy the beauty of spring flowers during the winter months. To force bulbs, they should be planted in a pot and kept in a cool, dark location for 8-12 weeks. Once the roots have developed, the pot can be moved to a warm location with indirect sunlight, and the bulbs will begin to bloom.
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Discover the beauty and versatility of flower bulbs, a great way to add colour to your garden in spring or summer. Learn about the most popular bulbs, how to plant and care for them, and tips on indoor forcing. Add a touch of elegance to your garden with the right flower bulbs.