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Planting flower bulbs for biodiversity

Insects cannot survive without nectar and pollen. Flowers produce these two crucial substances. By planting bulbous flowers in our gardens and on our terraces and balconies, we can help insects find enough nectar and pollen. A celebration With their sparkling colours, spring-flowering bulbs are a real asset in the garden. As the garden awakens, they…

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Useful tips for planting flower bulbs

If you like a garden with colour and atmosphere, why not plant flower bulbs this autumn so you can enjoy colourful flowers in the spring. Here are six tips to get you started! Tip 1: location Many flower bulbs thrive under shrubs and trees. They get less rain and light there in winter because of…

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Perennial flower bulbs: plant once to enjoy for years to come

Flower bulbs that you will enjoy year after year. It may sound too good to be true but it really isn’t. Why not plant perennial flower bulbs in your garden to see for yourself? Growth cycle of perennials Flower bulbs that bloom every year are called perennial flower bulbs. After they bloom, these flower bulbs…

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New Potatoes in December? Here’s how……..

August and September is the perfect time to plant Seed potatoes for December harvest – just think, you could even have new potatoes with your Christmas dinner! Our short video shows you how to do it: Available from mid-July – September, check our Stockist Locator (www.taylors-bulbs.com/stockists/) for your nearest retailer. Here are the varieties available…

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Choosing Your Seed Potatoes

With over 50 potato varieties in our range, choosing which Seed Potatoes to plant can be a bit daunting! So here is a short guide to help choose which varieties to grow: Harvesting Time – You might notice that our different seed potato packs are colour coded; blue for “First Earlies”, orange for “Second Earlies”…

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Garden Re-Leaf Day Cycle Challenge – Updated

UPDATE: We are pleased to say Kate and Ian completed the 100 mile cycle challenge, raising just over £1000 between them. On March 13th 2020, Kate Treviss and Ian Clark from Taylors Bulbs will be cycling 100 miles to raise money for Greenfingers Charity as part of Garden Re-Leaf Day 2020. Starting from British Garden…

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Taylors Bulbs; Getting Children Gardening This October

As part of their centenary celebrations, Taylors Bulbs are launching a nationwide campaign to get children planting bulbs this October. The ‘Little Daffodils’ initiative will be widespread throughout the UK at participating garden centres, who will be working with local schools or holding their own planting events for children to have the opportunity to learn…

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Autumn 2018 Bulbland Competition – The Results

Our judges have been busy deliberating and the 2018 Autumn Bulbland Competition Results are in! We received lots of entries from a wide range of garden retailers again showcasing the high-quality visual merchandising skills which are abundant within our customer base. Thanks to all of our customers who entered, and we would like to commend…

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Taylors Bulbs – Retailer Training Day, Wednesday 18th July 2018

By popular demand we are pleased to announce the return of our Retailer Training & Open Day. The day is constructed to benefit Garden Centre Managers and staff responsible for the bulb departments. Wherever you are located, we know it will help maximise your bulb sales and be worth your investment in time and resources.…

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Growing Dahlias

Dahlias originate from Central America, in particular, Mexico. Records indicate that they were first grown in Europe

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Autumn 2017 Bulbland Competition – The Results

Our 2017 Autumn Bulbland Competition Results are in! We received a large number of high quality entries from our wide and varied Garden Centre customer base highlighting their great visual merchandising skills and showcasing the effort they all applied to their autumn 2017 displays. NATIONAL WINNER, GOLD MEDAL Woodcote Green, Surrey We particularly liked the…

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Bulbland Competition Winner – Spring 2017

Our Bulbland/Grow Your Own display competition winners for spring 2017 were Garsons of Titchfield. We particularly liked the use of spray paint used in their “Colour Your Summer” theme which was carried across onto their wooden crates for loose bulbs. This combined with high standards of housekeeping throughout their display made them worthy winners. Runners…

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Countdown to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

It’s that time of year again when the Walkers team here at Taylors Bulbs start to get nervous ahead of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23rd – 27th May). And with particularly good reason after winning our 23rd consecutive Chelsea Gold in 2016. The pressure is certainly on and as always, each year brings its…

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Add Colour and Fragrance with Lillies

Whether short or tall, pink, red white or orange, Lilies really are a fantastic plant to add colour and fragrance to any garden. Extensive and rapid breeding programs have resulted in a wide range of varieties now being available each with their own unique characteristics. Lilies can be generally split into categories; Asiatic Lilies: This…

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Johnny Walkers 25th Anniversary

We recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of Johnny Walkers working at Taylors Bulbs. Johnny, known as having the “Midas Touch” for his huge haul of awards at both Chelsea and Harrogate flower shows, has worked for Taylors Bulbs as quality control and goods in manager for 25 years. During that time he has racked up 23…

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