WALKERS SEEDS & PAINTS

90/94 Frances Street, Newtownards. BT23 7DY

Tel: 028-9181-3971  email: seedsandpaints@btconnect.com

SPRING PLANTING, SUMMER FLOWERING BULBS

White non-stop Begonias

Peter Pears Gladiolus

 If you would like some added colour and scent in your garden this summer, bulbs are the perfect solution. Many will provide a mass of colour. For all your planting needs ask one of our helpful staff and we will advise on planting positions, hardiness and suitability. During the spring we have the following bulbs available;

Begonias, gladiolus, canna & calla lilies, dahlias, nerines, anemones, iris, eucomis, crocosmia, agapanthus, dicentra, paeonies & crinium.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS, LET US KNOW AND WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO SOURCE THEM FOR YOU. 

 

LILIES

Oriental (scented)

Pink lilies

LILIUM BULBS           £1.00 each

Lilies are perfect spring planting bulbs which provide colour and variety to any dull border or shrub bed. We have a variety of Lilies available from march onwards;

Asiatic lilies; dwarf orange, dwarf yellow, dwarf red & other colours.

Oriental lilies; (all highly scented) pink, white, yellow & other colours.

Ideal for planting into the ground, pots or containers on a patio.

If you require larger numbers please call for our best price as we also supply 1,000's every year to nurseries and landscapers.

ADVICE ON PLANTING

Lilies can be planted in the autumn but in Northern Ireland we find they grow better when planted in the spring. They can be left in the ground year on year providing they are in a well drained area. 

Asiatic orange dwarf lilies

Planting lilies

Plant lilies into a well drained compost or soil. If your ground is quite heavy you may need to add grit to help with drainage. (If the bulbs are too wet they may rot). You can add bonemeal when planting to provide a slow relese feed, or liquid feed once the flowers are ready to unfurl.

If you are planting the lilies bulbs in pots add grit or stones to bottom of the pot for drainage. Plant 4"-6" deep in groups of 3+

 

If you would like your lilies to be ready early, you can use a technique called 'forcing'. This is achieved by planting them in pots and putting them into a warm environment (a heated conservatory or greenhouse).

AUTUMN PLANTING/ SPRING FLOWERING

It's always a good idea to have bulbs planted in the autumn, just to remind you that spring is coming and brighter days are ahead. From August to December we have a selection of bulbs for you to plant;

Daffodils & tulips (both tall and dwarf), snowdrops, bluebells, muscari, alliums, chionodoxa, scilla siberica and crocus.

FLOWER BULBS IN THE GREEN

If you didn't get round to planting your bulbs, your not too late, we have planted bulbs for you to purchase (in the green).