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Hurrah, it's time to plant flower bulbs

Do you want to enjoy some colour in the garden early in the year? Autumn is the perfect season for planting flower bulbs in the soil. Flower bulbs: for pleasure now...and joy later!

Harbingers of spring

Spring is not complete without flowering bulbs. They hold the promise that spring is coming. Treat yourself to this cheerfulness in the garden, and plant flower bulbs now. By the time spring is on its way, the growing and blooming flower bulbs will put a smile on your face. The colours they add to the garden bring lots of cheer.

Variety

For many, spring has only really sprung when the first flower bulbs start blooming. There are so many varieties, all in different colours, and with different flower and leaf shapes. Because they all have different flowering times, they can also be enjoyed for a very long time. It is really worthwhile giving flower bulbs some time and attention now.

Known and unknown

Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, grape hyacinths, crocuses, allium and snowdrops are the most famous flower bulbs. But did you know that there are many more varieties out there? In other words: you can enjoy even more flower shapes, colours and flowering times! Think of glory-of-the-snow, lily-of-the valley, striped squill, scilla, wood lily, bluebell, ornithogalum, Oriental anemones, snake's head and springstar. There is plenty of choice; combine to your heart's content!

Planting

Did you buy some nice bulbs? Now is the time to plant them. It's not difficult. Plant the flower bulbs with the tip upwards at a depth of two to three times the size of the bulb. Plant small bulbs, such as snowdrops, around 5 centimetres apart. The larger ones, such as daffodils and tulips, at around 10 centimetres.

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