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Bulbs


Loose bulbs are available in the garden centre in Spring and Autumn.

The bulbs we plant in the Spring will flower in the summer and the bulbs we plant in the autumn are to enjoy in flower in the Spring.

The first flowers in Spring are often from bulbs. Snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils herald Spring. There are hundreds of tulips and daffodils to choose from and every year our selection for the garden centre will be different

Amongst the best known summer flowering bulbs are our namesake the Liliums. Lots of exotic blooms in different heights and colours. Alliums are always popular too with their big round globes of flowers and Nerines are wonderful for late season colour.

Our Top Ten list for you is types of bulbs rather than named varieties as our selection varies every year.

Check out the seasonal section to see what bulbs are in stock just now.


Top Ten Bulbs

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ALLIUM

The ornamentals of the onion family, they have flowers of white or shades of blue through to purple. They flower mostly in May to June.

Soil: Well drained soil
Situation: Prefer full sun


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COLCHICUM Autumn flowering crocus

Easy to grow in good deep moisture retentive soil. The flowers appear in Autumn and the leaves follow in Spring. The leaves need to die down to replenish the corm.

Situation: Full sun


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CROCUS

One of the first flowers of Spring in a riot of colours. There are hundreds to choose from.

Soil: Well drained soil
Situation: Sunny site


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GALANTHUS Snowdrop

The common snowdrop is exceptionally hardy and easy to grow. We recommend that you buy "in the green" in late spring after they have flowered.

Soil: Fertile well drained soil
Situation: Semi-shade


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HYACINTHOIDES Non scripta

Bluebells (English) Graceful,nodding stems of blue which naturalise beautifully.

Soil: Moist but not boggy, humus-rich soil
Situation: Sun or semi-shade


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IRIS reticulata

Early flowering dwarf iris which are well suited to containers and rockeries. They need to be kept well drained.

Soil: Any well drained garden soil
Situation: Sunny site


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LILIUM

There are many different Lilies. All showy but not all scented. Good for summer colour in borders or pots and a wonderful cut flower.

Soil: Well drained soil
Situation: Best in full sun


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MUSCARI Grape Hyacinth

Little blue or white flowers in Spring. Good at the front of borders or natuarlised in borders.

Soil: Any well drained garden soil
Situation: Sunny position


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NARCISSUS Daffodils

Easy to grow. There are hundreds to choose from. There are little dwarf ones for the rockery and tall growing ones for naturalising in the garden.

Soil: Rich moist soil with good drainage
Situation: Full sun or semi-shade


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TULIPA Tulips

Fantastic range of colours, textures and heights.

Soil: Any well drained garden soil
Situation: Sunny position


Opening Times


2017 Spring Opening Days and hours:-

Monday to Saturday 0800 - 1700

Sunday 1000 - 1700


For those who can't visit we are happy to send plants by mail.

For further information

01463 741698 or 01463 741365

shop@highlandliliums.co.uk

Directions


From Inverness you head west on the A862 then take the A833 to Kiltarlity.

Once through the Village just follow the signs for 'Garden Centre'.

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