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Bulbs for pots - Cool whites

bulb lasagne collection for pots

£30.50 £28.00
Pot size 2 collections
2 collections
1 collection
Quantity
Buy one (set) collection of 25 bulbs (suitable for one 30cm diameter pot) to create a pretty flowering display from Feb to May and you will receive 5 × Hyacinthus ‘Carnegie’, 10 × Tulipa 'Sweetheart' and 10 x Narcissus 'Silver Chimes'. Alternatively, buy two (sets) collections (a total of 50 bulbs for planting into two 30cm diameter pots) and receive 40 extra bulbs free of charge. These free extra bulbs, which usually sell for £12.50, can be planted as another layer in the pots and will provide even more early spring colour. They include 20 x Scilla mischtschenkoana and 20 × Crocus 'Jeanne d'Arc'.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade, though best in full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil that remains moist during winter and spring
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: from March to May (starting earlier if you buy the special offer bulbs)
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Each (set) collection contains:-

    10 x Tulipa 'Sweetheart'
    Lemon-yellow petals, each with a wide, creamy white band around their outer edges, form yellow-centred, bowl-shaped flowers in mid-spring. Grows to 40cm.

    5 x Hyacinthus orientalis 'Carnegie'
    Upright dense racemes of pure white, bell-shaped flowers appear in late spring. These are carried on stout stems and have a delicious fragrance. Grows to 25cm.

    10 x Narcissus 'Silver Chimes'
    Up to 10 sweetly scented, nodding flowers, each with a broad, creamy white perianth and a small, pale yellow cup, top stems in mid- and late spring. Grows to 30cm.

    If you buy two collections, you will also receive the following free bulbs:-


    20 xScilla mischtschenkoana
    In late winter or early spring, star-shaped, pale blue flowers, which have a darker stripe along the length of their petals, appear with the narrow basal foliage. Grows to 15cm.

    20 x Crocus 'Jeanne d'Arc'
    Producing a showy display in late winter and early spring, the large, goblet-shaped blooms have white petals, which are stained with purple. Grows to 10cm.

  • Planting and Care Guidelines:
    Select a pot that has adequate drainage holes and prepare your compost. Bulbs growing in containers prefer a freely draining mix, so a 3:1 blend of John Innes No2 and grit is ideal. The aim is to plant each bulb at approximately three times their own depth, allowing one bulb width between each. When ready to start planting, fill the pot with a layer of compost and starting with the largest bulbs, place them on the top of this layer with their shoot facing upwards. Infill with compost, gently firming down around the bulbs until reaching the correct level for the next set of bulbs. Continue in this fashion until all the bulbs are planted and then top up the compost to within a few centimetres of the top of the pot. Water thoroughly and then place the pot in a sunny spot. During the winter months, you will need to water occasionally to prevent the compost from drying out completely, but watering should be increased while the bulbs are actively growing and for at least six weeks after they have finished flowering. As soon as the new growth appears, start to feed them with a high potash fertiliser such as Tomorite. This should be continued at 7 - 10 day intervals until the flowers have faded and the foliage has started to die back. Resist the urge to remove the faded foliage (or tie a knot in it) until it has turned yellow and dry. The tulips should be replaced each year, but the other bulbs can be lifted, stored and replanted the the following autumn.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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