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Grow Your Best Dahlias

4th March 2019

There are few plants that are more rewarding and spectacular and easy to grow than the dahlia. If you can grow tomatoes, you can grow dahlias...

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Lily Pests and Diseases

25th February 2019

What a beautiful day. As we are enjoying this unseasonably warm weather I thought now would be a good time to revisit the problem of the lily beetle...

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Growing Lilies

11th February 2019

As the weather forecast looks somewhat promising we are going to start despatch of lily orders this week...

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Consider Anemones

4th February 2019

The very cold weather this weekend has temporarily bought any temptation to get out into the garden to a stop...

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Some of my Favourites.

28th January 2019

I thought I would take this opportunity to focus on some of the lesser used summer flowering bulbs that add enchantment throughout the summer...

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Compost

28th October 2018

Compost should be moisture retentive, free draining and friable.

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Making Your Garden Eco-Friendlier

Making Your Garden Eco-Friendlier

There are 12 million gardeners in the UK, and the number keeps on growing. There are a number of factors for the increase in popularity, but one that cannot be ignored is a general change in perception and understanding of the effects of global warming. Gardeners understand the importance of nature; a single forest tree will absorb 48 pounds of cO2 in a single year, and plants help to moderate greenhouse gases through the process of transpiration. Making changes to your garden to make it more environmentally friendly can have lasting benefits both to the eco-system and your garden.

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How To Care for Your Tulips

If you are going to lift your tulips, now is the time to do so. Gardening on heavy soil or in very shaded areas during July and August may necessitate this. The flowers will always tend to be at their best in the first year of planting. For prominent borders and containers it is advisable to plant new bulbs, this years bulbs should be lifted and can then be replanted in the autumn either in the garden or used for cutting next spring.

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Lilies for 2018

10th February 2018

Lilies for 2018

Lily bulbs are best planted in the spring. If you are moving or dividing bulbs in your own garden this can be done in late autumn once the foliage has started to turn yellow. Whilst the plant is still green photosynthesis is still occurring and the roots are still feeding. Think of the green parts as the food factory building up next year's bulb.

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No Need to Worry

13th August 2017

With my cousin in Holland we start securing our stocks from January onwards. By June everything is locked down, even before the bulbs have been lifted. After harvest until the end of the season we are in constant contact with our network of growers to ensure we have the seasons best bulbs.

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66th Chelsea Gold Medal

1st June 2017

Bloms Bulbs is proud to announce that we were awarded our 66th Gold Medal at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Thanks to the dedicated hard work of all of our staff we were able to display 200 different varieties of cut Tulip this year on our stand which helped wow the crowds and cameras alike.

 

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RHS Malvern Spring Show 2017 and Bloms Bulbs Show Gardens

20th May 2017

Set in the beautiful Malvern Hills, Bloms Bulbs are happy to announce the completion of another successful Malvern Spring Show for which we won a Gold Medal for our display. We very much enjoyed meeting our customers who came to our stand in the extension of the Floral Marquee, it is always a pleasure meeting our customers face to face to discuss what has been occurring it the garden this year.

 

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Bloms Autumn 2017 Catalogue

17th May 2017

At the time of writing this, I have just started picking the first of this year’s show tulips, it is the end of March and by my calculations, we are approximately two weeks ahead of last year, so yet another challenging year lies ahead, but as gardeners we are well used to difficult years. Our gardens likewise will soon be in full bloom and all our efforts through last Autumn should come to fruition.

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Bloms Show Gardens

15th May 2017

Every year, see Bloms Bulbs Tulips at their very best. Visit our show gardens across the country to take inspiration from the planting of thousands of Tulips in the gardens and a breath-taking display of cut flowers in vases.

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The Garden Amaryllis

Today it is so cold and miserable that to cheer myself up I thought I may give some thought to my oncoming summer garden.

 

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Hyacinths Alert

7th September 2016

Just a quick note on hyacinths. Much of the crop this year has suffered from a bacterial infection,

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Choosing your Daffodils

As an active member of the RHS Bulb Committee, I have been extensively involved with their bulb trials over the years. I have put together the daffodil collection in my catalogue from the very best of the many hundreds available.
It can often seem quite daunting to choose just the right plant, given the enormous range from which to choose. An important starting point has to be the desired location, here are some pointers.

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Spotlight: Autumn Flowering Bulbs

6th August 2016

With August coming around again seemingly quicker every year, I am finally able to find a free moment to sit down and plan out my garden for the coming year. Autumn through to Winter is a quiet time in most people’s gardens but with our Autumn Flowering Bulbs I can add a fresh burst of colour to my borders as the Summer flowers are fading. The plants that can do this for me include our Colchicums, which are only available until the 15th September, Autumn Flowering Crocus and the Hardy Cyclamen.

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Miniature Tulips

We strive to bring you the very best bulbs available on the market. Thanks to our network with Holland’s supreme growers which we have developed over 150 year history we able to bring you the best and biggest bulbs.

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Online Ordering Made Easy

22nd July 2016

As some of our more eagle eyed customers might have noticed we have re-designed our website to help make it more customer friendly. With this re-design we have included new features which will make ordering your bulbs easier than it has ever been before: Introducing our Quick Order Form and Checkout as Guest options.

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Bloms Bulbs Win 65th Gold Medal at Chelsea Flower Show

6th June 2016

The Chelsea Flower Show is without doubt one of the most prestigious flower shows in the world and a highlight of the horticultural calendar. We are pleased to announce that after another successful year we have been awarded our 65th Gold Medal Award.

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Summer Patio Choices

22nd February 2016

Although currently still in the midst of winter, now is the time to contemplate and plan your summer garden. There are many alternatives to the traditional summer tub and container planting schemes that we seem to repeat year on year. 

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Uplift Your Spirits

15th October 2015

Bulbs for the Alpine Border and Rock Garden

 

The Alpine Border and Rock Garden provide many of the smaller spring bulbs with the extra attention they truly deserve but do not always receive. Miniature bulbs tend to need far less care than many other alpine plants, and if left undisturbed will naturalise freely.

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