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It’s quite incredible that the simple bulb can work its magic over the winter months to bring you beautiful flowers when spring arrives. This is the time of year to plant these little wonders and the choice is extensive!

Here are a few of the firm favourites as recommended by the team here at Tong...


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DAFFODILS

You can’t beat their cheery welcome in spring. Look for dwarf varieties, tete-a-tete is always a best-seller but we also love Rip Van Winkle, a dwarf narcissi with a double flower.




TULIPS

In a host of delicate as well as jewel colours, you can use tulips to create dramatic colour combinations or plant in blocks of single varieties for impact.


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ALLIUMS

With their large showy pompom flowers, alliums always look striking in your borders, especially planted amongst grasses. They also look fantastic in pots, plant bulbs really close to each other for maximum impact.




MUSCARI

Typically deep blue, their spikes are densely clustered with small flowers and they are brilliant in borders as well as containers.


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SNAKE’S HEAD FRITILLARY

One of Katie Rushworth’s favourites, their nodding bell-shaped flowers with chequerboard pattern always impress.


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When buying bulbs, always remember to choose bulbs that are firm, blemish-free and a good size for their variety, the experts at Tong will be able to help you. As a rule, you plant at a depth 2 to 3 times the bulb height and use bulb fibre to encourage fast root growth (read more)