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Choosing Daffodils25th July 2022
Daffodils are amongst the most versatile of Spring bulbs, and if timed right can flower in succession from early February into May...
Tulip Time30th May 2022
Yesterday this email was again going to lament the weather...
Better Get On7th March 2022
With the official start of spring only two weeks away and hopefully better weather on the horizon, we need to start paying attention to our summer gardens...
Bulbs in the Green28th February 2022
What a welcome pleasure it is to wake up to a sunny blue sky...
Spectacular Dahlias14th February 2022
Dahlias are proving as popular as ever for few other plants give the gardener more spectacular rewards.
About Compost7th February 2022
This time every year, lilies are the first plants I think about adding to the summer garden.
Focus on Lilies24th January 2022
The drier weather at last gives us a chance to carry out a little garden maintenance...
Spring 2022 Catalogue17th January 2022
As I write to you on this brusque January morning to announce that our Spring catalogue is now live online...
Hello 202214th January 2022
Firstly, let me wish you a belated happy new year.
Off They Go12th September 2021
Last week I was told that the British own more convertible cars per capita than any other nation...
Such are Daffidils5th September 2021
Daffodils are so well known that there is a risk that they can be overlooked or taken for granted and that we forget the range of shapes, sizes, and colours available...
Chelsea Update29th August 2021
It is with regret that despite our best endeavours we have had to withdraw from this autumn’s Chelsea Flower Show...
A Special Little Bulb15th August 2021
This week I have been researching bulbs for my 2022 Spring catalogue...
Bedding Plants of the Spring8th August 2021
Sunday 9:35 am, and the rain has arrived. Without plenty of sunshine much of our summer bedding lacks the vibrancy of colour enjoyed by our spring bulbs...
Have I Missed Summer?1st August 2021
With the arrival of August, it is unavoidable that we start thinking about our autumn planting.
Gardening with Alliums25th July 2021
What a difference a week makes...
The Invasion Continues11th July 2021
So far it has been a strange old year weather-wise...
What They Dont Tell You6th June 2021
It is approaching that time of year when, if you are going to, your tulips will be ready for lifting...
Tulips - They Are Still Standing10th May 2021
Writing this email, having spent the last two weeks surrounded by the incredible tulip plantings at our show gardens, I am full of the joys of spring...
Gardening with Daffodils19th April 2021
It can often seem quite daunting to choose just the right plant given the enormous range available...
Consider Anemones4th April 2021
The very cold weather this weekend has temporarily bought any temptation to get out into the garden to a stop...
The Garden Waits for No One7th March 2021
Although many of our spring bulbs are yet to flower work in the garden waits for no one...
Amaryllis1st February 2021
Most of the country is bracing for a cold spell, it looks like a north easterly wind has set in...
Growing Lilies3rd January 2021
Given their exquisite flowers, exotic fragrances, varying heights and shapes and the amazing spectrum of colours...
Spring Gardening3rd January 2021
Doubtless, as for many others, it feels like the whole family is starting to suffer from cabin fever...
Thinking About Spring25th October 2020
As we move through the last quarter of the gardening year my thoughts have now turned to my spring garden...
It has to be done18th October 2020
At last, it looks like we can get our tulip planting properly underway.
Compost 3.020th September 2020
It is that time of year again when we get ready for planting bulbs in earnest...
Hyacinths - A Permanent Resident23rd August 2020
I was certainly caught out with the strong winds over the last few days...
Focus on Fritillaria imperialis, Crown Imperial16th August 2020
Fritillaria imperialis, also known as Crown Imperial, are striking plants...
Container Planting9th August 2020
Whatever the style of our gardens the use of pots and containers offer us the opportunity to incorporate something different...
Dahlia Care12th July 2020
At this time of the year, dahlias are very much on my mind....
Rembrandt Tulips21st June 2020
Checking my local forecast sunshine is set to return from this afternoon......
2005 - Way back when.14th June 2020
Over the last several weeks, my garden has brought me great joy...
Chelsea 20206th May 2020
Your Gardens3rd May 2020
I would like to start by thanking all of you for the lovely pictures and videos you have shared with me over the past week...
Keep on Digging22nd March 2020
Last week I reported that we had just moved our dutch-light greenhouse as part of the preparation for the Chelsea Flower Show...
Spotlight on Gladioli9th March 2020
Majestic plants for late summer and early autumn the flowers are long lasting both in the garden and when cut...
Plant of The Week: Ranunculus4th February 2020
After many years absence I am pleased to again include ranunculus in my catalogue...
Some of my Favourites.7th January 2020
I thought I would take this opportunity to focus on some of the lesser used summer flowering bulbs that add enchantment throughout the summer...
Bulb Planting Season is Here22nd September 2019
Having enjoyed the recent good weather the garden really appreciated the good drenching of rain that I woke up to this morning...
Ordering Time16th September 2019
After a summer of emails contemplating various planting possibilities for the spring garden...
Bulbs to Flower on Christmas Day9th September 2019
Bulbs to Flower on Christmas Day without the Aid of a...
Compost and Containers28th August 2019
One of the most frequent questions we are asked concerns the best type of compost to use for containers and pots.
Chilli Powder19th August 2019
Preventing rodent damage to bulbs Over the years there have been many suggestions for dealing with the problem...
Autumn Bulbs12th August 2019
Whilst I hope that everyone has now started to plan their spring garden it is worth taking some time to think about your garden in the autumn...
A Bulb Border15th July 2019
Spring flowering bulbs are an essential part of all gardens, every year bringing the first colour to the border after the largely dormant winter months....
Choosing your Daffodfils8th July 2019
It was always this time of year, the start of the summer holidays, that we were sent with a fork in hand to start the lifting our daffodils...
Tulips at Chelsea3rd June 2019
Our spring shows are now over for another year and I am happy to report that they again culminated with Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show...
Lily Pests and Diseases25th 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...
New Spring Catalogue23rd January 2019
Welcome to my spring 2019 catalogue...
Spring 20197th January 2019
You will shortly be receiving our Spring 2019 catalogue.
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.
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.
If you haven’t already, you will shortly be receiving our Spring 2018 catalogue.
No Need to Worry13th 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.
20 Free Striped Squill!24th July 2017
Enjoy 20 "Striped Squill", Puschkinia libanotica on us this year.
66th Chelsea Gold Medal1st 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.
RHS Malvern Spring Show 2017 and Bloms Bulbs Show Gardens20th 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.
Bloms Autumn 2017 Catalogue17th 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.
Bloms Show Gardens15th 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.
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.
Hyacinths Alert7th September 2016
Just a quick note on hyacinths. Much of the crop this year has suffered from a bacterial infection,
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.
Spotlight: Autumn Flowering Bulbs6th 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.
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.
Online Ordering Made Easy22nd 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.
Bloms Bulbs Win 65th Gold Medal at Chelsea Flower Show6th 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.
Summer Patio Choices22nd 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.
Uplift Your Spirits15th 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.