See what our resident expert Alan Plumtree recommends for this season:
One of the first bulbs to flower in spring time are winter aconites- a lovely yellow small woodland bulb that flowers usually from around January to February.
After those are finished flowering, snow drops appear. You can get single and double snow drop flowers.
The next thing to flower are crocuses. Crocuses you can get large flowering crocuses and botanical crocuses (smaller species type flowers) which are very beautiful.
You really know it’s spring time when daffodils appear, they mainly come in two types.
• The short smaller botanical type which grow from 6-9 inches
• The full taller varieties usually grow between 12-14 inches in all kinds of yellows, whites and even some pink ones.
The plants that usually follow daffodils are tulips. Tulip’s flower a little bit later coming in to flower around April time. They come in a vast range of colours and sizes, from the dwarf botanical type up to the taller trumpet type.
There is also a large range of what we would term miscellaneous flowers:
• Alliums in lots of shapes, sizes and colours- that’s the onion family
• Dwarf iris
• Siberian sillers
and lots of colourful bulbs for spring time.