Flower bulbs

Temptation came to my house last month in the form of an email offering me half price spring (and autumn) bulbs at one of my favourite garden centres. As my daughter is particularly keen for us to have flowers, flowers and more flowers, it was a temptation I couldn’t resist. Especially as she has such good taste!

At the garden centre, they sell fish for ponds and aquaria, too – and to entertain the children there is a pool where they can feed koi. So, in spite of the excitement over collecting the bulbs, we stopped first there.


Feeding the koi

Then with money off vouchers as well as the original 50% discount we obtained the following bulbs for £4.99!


We agreed these were the best daffodils


Waterlily - persuaded by the pink-lover in the house


Allium - my choice


Tulips - I wanted red but these definitely look special


The anenome will certainly fill some space with 20 bulbs in the packet

Now, the question is: where in the garden are we going to put them?

© Helen Butt, August 2014

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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9 Responses to Flower bulbs

  1. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome thank you for sharing have a blessed week

  2. I often have to deal with that question myself: My eyes pop out of my head at the garden center. Then I fill my cart with seeds and bulbs and figure it out when I get home.

    You’ve got a beautiful assortment; all my favorites. Have fun.

  3. streepie says:

    We filled the dug-out holes with potting soil before planting the bulbs. That makes it easier for them to take root. And we sowed annual summer flowers on top so we have spots of colour in summer as well.

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