Haskins Garden Centre is hosting a Bulb Festival throughout autumn, to celebrate the fanfare of colours provided by bulb planting.
Starting now, the festival will highlight bulb flower varieties and demonstrate that there is a colour to suit everyone’s taste. In particular, the festival will showcase ‘Tulip Queensland,’ Haskins’ bulb of the year. The Tulip Queensland is a soft-pink fringed variety, with long-lasting double flowers that make a perfect cut flower for a vase.
More than 300 different varieties of bulbs are available to buy at Haskins, including some unusual varieties such as Daffodil ‘Green Eyes,’ Dwarf Iris ‘Blue Note’ and Anemone ‘Bordeaux.’
Planting bulbs throughout autumn is the perfect antidote to winter. Bulbs typically flower from February to May with the general sequence being Iris, Crocus, Daffodil and then Tulip.
Alasdair Urquhart, plant advisor at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown, said: