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When to plant Summer bulbs

Unless you live where the ground doesn’t freeze, you have to replant tender perennial summer bulbs every spring. Unlike spring-blooming bulbs that are planted in the fall, summer bulbs need to be planted in the spring. Confusing? It's easy! Summer bulbs need warm weather and warm soil. Once the soil has dried out and warmed up to about 60 F or higher, it’s time to get summer bulbs in the ground. An easier rule of thumb to remember is, if it’s time for your tomatoes to go outdoors, it is also time to plant your summer bulbs.

 

When and how to plant Spring flowering bulbs

The most important thing to bear in mind is that you must plant spring flowering bulbs before the ground is frozen. So anywhere between September and the end of November when the ground is still warm and there is enough nourishment in the soil for the bulbs.Try to plant springflowering bulbs in the ground as soon as possible after purchasing them. Exposing them to chilling temperatures will make them stronger and break their winter dormancy.

How to plant Spring flowering bulbs

It’s not hard to plant bulbs, everybody can do it and with the following tips you can make sure you do it the right way!

  • Plant the bulbs at two to three times their depth. Place the bulbs in the hole with their 'nose', or shoot, facing upwards.
  • Add a handful of grit to help drain heavy soil.
  • Water your bulbs frequently but make sure not to soak them.

Buying Spring and summer flowering bulbs at Jones Garden Center

At Jones Garden center we have a wide range of flowering bulbs. Whether you like a mix that will attract bees and butterflies in bright shades of pink or purple. Or you like dark coloured tulips, classic  yellow Narcissi or bright blue hyacinths. Order the bulbs of your liking easily online in our webshop. If you have any questions or are seeking some personal advice, please contact us or come to our garden center in Dublin.