5 Spring-Flowering Bulbs to Plant

If you’re getting down just thinking about the upcoming cold, wet weather, go outside to your garden and plant something to look forward to seeing when the warmer weather comes back again! These 5 Spring-flowering bulbs are perfect to grow through Autumn and are super easy to plant. Make the most of the remaining lighter days and add those finishing touches to your garden!


This brightly coloured flower makes a stunning garden border and looks great with different colours mixed together. These usually come in pink, red, yellow or white. They have the tendency to grow very large and prefer wetter soil to grow in.

Early Bulbous Iris

These beautifully delicate flowers are a smaller variety and look best when planted in clusters together. Due to their low height, it’s best to plant these in raised beds or large plant pots to appreciate their colourings. There are two different colour varieties that consist of purple petals with yellow centres or royal blue in colour with white and yellow patterns.


A Spring-time classic. The daffodil comes in a variety of different colours, from the classic bright yellow colour to white with an orange middle and even peach colours. These grow in many different soil types, this flower works perfectly in borders and around shrubs too.


Typically purple in colour, these flowers are part of the iris family and grow from corms as opposed to bulbs. Crocuses prefer sunny, sheltered places and gritty soil to grow in. Some varieties will bloom as early as February!


It’s always comforting seeing these pretty, white flowers growing as early as December. These flowers have hard tops which can push through soil which has frozen over. These grow in most soil types and bloom in shady spots, so are best grown underneath trees.

Planting tips…

Any good flower will need a good quality growing environment. Make sure you have some high quality soil such as our British standard top soil and ideally a little compost to add nutrients into the soil.

Using a trowel, loosen up the soil and compost ready for planting. You can gage the size of the hole needed by looking at the bulb you’re planting; You generally need a hole as deep as two and a half times the bulb’s diameter.

Once the hole has been dug, line the base with some sand or grit. Proceed to plant your bulb by using the push and twist technique into the soil.

Cover the bulb with the remaining soil and compost and ensure you put a label on your bulb to mark where it is. This will mean you don’t forget about it and remember to water it when the soil looks dry!

We sell top soil, compost and dressings for all landscaping applications. We can even make bespoke blends to match your specific requirements!