It’s time to plant your bulbs!

Posted on 14th September 2017.
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Summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s still a lot to be done in your garden. Now is the time to plant winter and spring flowering bulbs such as snowdrops, crocus, bluebells, daffodils and tulips to keep your garden looking beautiful all year round.

Continue to deadhead late flowering perennials to prolong flowering, but also
go out with the old and in with the new: revitalise your tired beds for next year and plant trees and shrubs that will grow vigorously while the soil is still warm and rain is plentiful.

Tips for planting in September

  • When planning your borders always choose a selection of plants that flower at different times through the year so there’s always something colourful to enjoy.
  • Plant taller growing autumn flowering varieties behind low growing summer ones so they’ll grow up above them once summer displays fade away.
  • Choose a small group of three plants from one variety as this often looks more impressive that choosing three different things.
  • Repetition works well in garden design. If you have a favourite plant then include several groups of it to help link different areas of the garden together.

Come and visit us at The Barn for expert advice, inspiration and a great range of bulbs, plants and garden tools.