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Summer bulbs are supplied from early spring onwards, when they're dormant. Summer bulbs, such as alliums, agapanthus and cannas, should be planted in spring, when the soil is beginning to warm up. Different bulbs need different soil types but summer bulbs generally like a warm, sunny position. Free-draining soil is important as bulbs are susceptible to rotting. If you have heavy, clay soil dig in one to two buckets of coarse sand per square metre. Adding well-rotted organic matter will also improve drainage. Dig individual holes for each bulb or a trench for many bulbs. Place bulbs in the holes without pushing down hard. Make sure the growing point is pointing upwards. Cover with soil and firm. Pot-grown bulbs may be planted directly in their desired position in a border where you want them to flower. Many summer bulbs are ideal for growing in patio containers, especially tender species. These can then be lifted in winter and stored. Use the bulb as a guide and plant it two or three times its depth. Space them approximately two to three bulb widths apart. Some summer bulbs are not hardy so need to be lifted before the first frosts. Bulbs generally prefer to be stored dry. Remove loose soil, carefully pull or cut off dead and dying leaves and leave to dry overnight. Store the bulbs in dry paper bags or trays of almost dry sand in a frost-free place. A few bulbs need moist conditions and can be kept in slightly damp bark chippings.

Bulb Baskets Large Round - 2 Pack

Bulb Baskets Large Round - 2 Pack (WO466)

A simple and ingenious way of planting and lifting all your bulbs. Just place a layer of soil in the basket and space your bulbs at the recommended distance. Dig out a planting hole at the right depth and bury the basket complete with the bulbs, then after flowering simply lift your basket and leave no stray bulbs. Made from sturdy plastic. Diameter 30cm (12").
Manufacturer Code : WO466

Bulb Baskets Rectangular - 3 Pack

Bulb Baskets Rectangular - 3 Pack (WO470)

A simple and ingenious way of planting and lifting all your bulbs. Just place a layer of soil in the basket and space your bulbs at the recommended distance. Dig out a planting hole at the right depth and bury the basket complete with the bulbs, then after flowering simply lift your basket and leave no stray bulbs. Made from sturdy plastic. 23cm (9") x 21cm (8.25").
Manufacturer Code : WO470

Bulb Baskets Round Small - 3 Pack

Bulb Baskets Round Small - 3 Pack (WO462)

A simple and ingenious way of planting and lifting all your bulbs. Just place a layer of soil in the basket and space your bulbs at the recommended distance. Dig out a planting hole at the right depth and bury the basket complete with the bulbs, then after flowering simply lift your basket and leave no stray bulbs. Made from sturdy plastic. Diameter 26cm (10.25").
Manufacturer Code : WO462

Hand Held Bulb Planter - RHS Endorsed

Hand Held Bulb Planter - RHS Endorsed (19001)

Quality Garden Tools by Burgon and Ball. Deeply serrated edge penetrates packed ground - cleanly removing a 6cm diameter core. Depth marking to 4" for precise planting. Width 6cm, overall length 28cm.
Manufacturer Code : GTB/SBPRHS

Long Handled Bulb Planter - RHS Endors

Long Handled Bulb Planter - RHS Endorsed (19000)

Quality Garden Tools by Burgon and Ball. Designed with the following unique features to significantly enhance performance and ease of use: Angled blade for significantly easier soil entry. Cut away tube improves soil plug removal. FSC ash handle with robust ‘T’ handle. Stainless steel head gives rust resistance and clean movement through soil. Tough foot-bar.
Manufacturer Code : GTB/SBPRHSLONG

Rootgrow Empathy Bulb Starter - 1kg

Rootgrow Empathy Bulb Starter - 1kg (11018)

Empathy Bulb Starter ensures the ideal biological conditions for bulbs to germinate, grow and flower. Bulb Starter incorporates rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi to improve nutrient and water uptake and vermiculite for improved drainage in the root zone and seaweed meal as a source of natural auxins to stimulate root development.

Rootgrow Empathy Bulb Starter - 2kg

Rootgrow Empathy Bulb Starter - 2kg (11019)

Empathy Bulb Starter ensures the ideal biological conditions for bulbs to germinate, grow and flower. Bulb Starter incorporates rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi to improve nutrient and water uptake and vermiculite for improved drainage in the root zone and seaweed meal as a source of natural auxins to stimulate root development.

Rootgrow Empathy Bulb Starter - 500g

Rootgrow Empathy Bulb Starter - 500g (11017)

Empathy Bulb Starter ensures the ideal biological conditions for bulbs to germinate, grow and flower. Bulb Starter incorporates rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi to improve nutrient and water uptake and vermiculite for improved drainage in the root zone and seaweed meal as a source of natural auxins to stimulate root development.