Oliver Twist famously says, ‘can I have some more?’. Well, the same thing can be said about bulbs! Like laying down stores of food in the autumn for the cold days ahead, bulbs are a way of storing colour to brighten the drab days of February and March.

Amid all the current uncertainty, I’ve been poring over the bulb catalogues and taking comfort in this familiar activity. I have already gone overboard with my ordering, not wanting to miss out on a particular snowdrop or Dutch crocus or rare narcissi. To avoid disappointment with any ‘no-shows’ in spring, I have learnt at my cost to use a decent compost to put these precious bulbs in.

This is where Dalefoot Composts excels, our Bulb Compost is perfectly formulated to feed the bulbs once they get going and provide the right drainage, so you get the best results. Indeed, our compost readies the bulbs for the following season, providing feed into the second year. This means you can expect another spring of glorious blooms (as recently independently trialled and reported that our compost was the only one to provide the same number of blooms the following year – all others halved). 

So, get stuck into the catalogues and maybe try something new with your free bag. I’ve never tried dwarf iris and am going to give them a go this year, but then I just love some of the more extravagant parrot tulips and there’s a tiny narcissi called ‘Minnow’ that smells nice and a white crocus called ‘snow bunting’…

… ‘can I have some more?’



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