Happy Bee and Butterfly Flower Bulb Mixture
Perfect mixtures to attract beautiful bees or butterflies to your garden.
The Happy Bee and Butterfly Flower Bulb Mixtures are absolutely perfect for attracting local wildlife to your garden. Flowering from January - June, these mixtures will fill your garden with beautiful flurries of colourful flowers, perfect for flower beds and flower borders. Alternatively plant these bulbs into containers and flower pots to attract bees and butterflies to areas of your garden.
Happy Butterfly Varieties: A mix of butterfly-attracting bulbs, developed with the Butterfly Foundation to help nature in your garden. The collection comes in a paper bag.
Happy Bee Varieties: A mix of bee-attracting bulbs, developed with the Beekeepers Association to help nature in your garden. The collection comes in a paper bag.
- Fill your garden with beautiful naturalising flowers to attract bees or butterflies.
- Plant these bulbs in your flower beds & flower borders to create stunning flower displays.
- Bring your garden ‘Back To Nature’ with these magnificent mixtures.
- Developed with the Butterfly Foundation & Beekeeper Association for great results.
Looking after your Bulb Mixtures
Water regularly throughout the growing season until they are well established. Plant in a rich, well-drained soil, for optimum results grow in a sunny spot or partially shaded area of your garden.
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Plant your bulbs at least twice as deep as their height. So, a bulb that is 5cm tall will do best planted at a depth of 10cm. The exception being tulip bulbs which need a depth of about 20cm. This will prevent them for getting slugged and will encourage flowering year after year.
Plant bulbs in ordinary plastic pots that will in turn fit inside your more attractive containers. Then, when they’ve finished flowering they can be removed, leaving the container ready for summer planting.
When planting in fairly deep containers, try layering your bulbs. Start by placing the largest bulbs at the bottom, add a layer of compost and then the next sized bulbs. Repeat until you have the placed the smallest bulbs at the top, covered with a layer of compost.
Bulbs don’t like having damp bottoms (does anyone?) so make sure containers have plenty of drainage holes. When planting direct choose a well-drained spot where the soil is rich with hummus.
When planting direct go for a natural look as opposed to planting in rows. The best way of achieving this is by gently rolling a handful of bulbs over the soil and plant where they land.
If planting in a lawn remember that bulb foliage needs to be left to die down naturally. This will delay your lawn mowing activity so choose a spot where a clump of longer grass mixed with dying bulb foliage won’t look too bad. Alternatively, go ahead and mow, replacing the bulbs in the autumn.
Allowing bulbs to self-seed beneath trees and amongst shrubs means they will naturalise into drifts of stunning colour.
To avoid digging the bulbs up by accident or worse, spearing them with a fork, mark where they are planted.
Make planting easy by using a bulb planting tool. Both long and short handled versions are available. The added bonus being that the correct planting depths are clearly marked.