Large flowers of snowy white. Flowers December-March. Height 40-50cm. (Bulb sizes in centimetres refer to the circumference of bulbs. All bulbs are sourced from cultivated stocks.)
To force indoor bulbs is to trick them into flowering early. Forcing it through a false, shortened winter and enjoy indoor spring colour. For Christmas flowering most bulbs will need to have been started in September however early October is not too late to start some off for late winter, early spring flowering.Forced bulbs need their roots to be kept moist yet well drained. Put some grit or crocks in the bottom of the pot and then mix more grit, plus some coarse sand, in with your potting compost. Plant the bulbs close together, pointy bit uppermost, leaving their noses peeping above the compost surface.After planting, water your pot and going forwards, do not allow it to dry out. Place your pot in a cool room, shed or garage and keep in the dark. Covering the pots with newspaper will achieve darkness. During this time the roots will develop. The exceptions to this are amaryllis and Narcissus Paperwhite – they need the cool but not the dark.For maximum impact you want the bulbs all to flower at the same time. This means sticking to one variety rather than planting a mix as you would in outside pots.Once the leaves start to form move the pot to a warmer location in bright but not direct light.The bulbs themselves have stored food and so there is no need for them to be given extra. All they will need is water.Once flowering has finished your bulbs can be planted outside. Allow the foliage to dieback naturally and your bulb will flower again next year. But at the normal time!Except for amaryllis, bulbs can only be forced the once. With care amaryllis can be brought back into flower every year for several years.
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
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Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.
Dobies wants to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.
Non Standard Deliveries
Unfortunately like many companies in our industry we are currently only able to supply orders to UK based customers, excluding those in Northern Ireland. We are committed to finding a way that we can resume or normal services again as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvience caused.
Very Large items
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These are our best value plugs plants. These 5cm plugs are great for confident gardeners and should be potted on before planting out.
Great value, robust plug plants for easy handling and care. These 7cm tall plants need potting on but provide a brilliant balance between value and effort.
Requiring little effort, these 12cm tall plug plants are ready to plant in the ground, once the threat of frosts has passed, kick starting your summer bedding display.
We nurture cuttings into these 12cm super plugs for you, offering fantastic value and very little effort. Plant out or pot on for the best results.
Our 9cm potted plants are amazing value and will give your garden a spectacular summer boost. Plant out or pot on for the best results.
Our supersized range of bedding plants will add a huge amount of colour and style to your garden, grown to provide instant impact from delivery!