Growing plants from bulbs is a rewarding way to fill your outdoor space with pollen-producing flowers. Planting these flowers provides a rich source of pollen and nectar, and in return, you can enjoy the company of bees, butterflies, and other pollen-loving creatures.
To grow your flowers, plant the bulbs from September. You can plant your bulbs straight into borders and beds, or pop them in a nursery pot or decorative pot with drainage holes. When it comes to depth and space, each type of bulb has different planting needs to check the instructions on the bulb pack.
Start feeding your plants with a liquid fertiliser as soon as shoots appear. Flowers will appear in spring. Deadhead regularly to encourage more flowers and stop feeding your plant once the foliage starts to die down at the end of the season. These plants will die back, but keep your eyes peeled - they’ll be back again next year in spring