The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Spring Bulbs


By alextb


I was surprised to find that my local Wilikinson store had a whole section of spring bulbs, from tulpis to daffodils ad Muscari to Hyacinths and crcuses.

I bought some and now I know why they were out early, or so I thought.

The bulbs according to the packaging are to be planted between Spetember and December.

I suppose I should put them in before the ground becomes hard, as I has a great deal of difficulty l when I first started gardening, and attempting to plant Daffodil and Muscari bulbs in freezing cold soil. It was also unpleasant being out in the freezing cold.

I love spring plants, providing that bit of colour after most things have died down for the winter. They also signal that spring is finally here.

Something to look forward to.

BLIMEY! I have waffled on in this blog.

More blog posts by alextb

Previous post: UPDATE: Refuse collectors solar light incident.

Next post: Why not help bees and butterflies?



That seems very early to have bulbs in. I thought they were normally planted late September/October and tulips maybe later.
I don't think you waffled.

10 Aug, 2010


Hmmm..... Maybe I shoukd ask when to plant them, just in case the information on the packaging is misleading.

I don't want to plant them and then encounter problems.

The reason I thought I was waffling is because I can get a little carried away when typing, and tend to waffle.

10 Aug, 2010


hi alex,i too boughts some spring bulbs in wilkinson,daffs,tulips hyacynth etc,i think the best time to plant them is late sep.depending on space and how many summer plants you have still flowering,i believe it depends on the climate where you live?

10 Aug, 2010


Alex the answer is the same as it was for the 5 questions you asked about different spring bulbs. Plant September onwards, you most certainly want them in the ground well before mid winter.

10 Aug, 2010


Alex the wilcos packet is correct and I am sure they will be brilliant bulbs, something to look foward to during the winter cold months !

10 Aug, 2010


O.K, thanks for the advice.

I asked 5 questions so that I could get advice tailored for each one. Although I did think first about putting them all in one question.

10 Aug, 2010


I have delted the questions relating to the Sopring bulbs as UI seem to have got all the advice I neded from this blog.

10 Aug, 2010


I tend to plant the really early bulbs like Dafs late Sept and things like Tulips which flower later late Oct. but Sept/Oct, it doesn't really matter as they sort themselves out, even if you plant them up-side-down.!

10 Aug, 2010


Indeed Heron

10 Aug, 2010


Daffodils/narcissi take their time to grow, planting them out now gives them plenty of time so they should give a splendid show next Spring. Most Spring flowering bulbs are happy to be planted in the autumn months although tulips are better left until November.

13 Aug, 2010


Not in our neck of the woods - you can't plant anything that late. We plant tulip bulbs late September early October. Given the bogging summer we could probably plant now!

13 Aug, 2010


Dont forget everyone, Wilkos and all the others dont know where we live, when they send all this stock out. So my guess is that they are covering the whole UK , and covering themselves when we go back for our refunds !

14 Aug, 2010

Add a comment

Recent posts by alextb

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    8 Apr, 2010