Each gift has been specially selected to contain one type of easy to grow bulb
plus everything the recipient needs to grow them successfully.
Today we're giving you the chance to get your hands on two easy to grow bulb
collections that will provide your garden with colour all through spring - all you have to do is pay postage
Affectionately known as tommies, these are easy to grow bulbs
which self-seed and freely naturalise.
Carol: You'd be hard pressed to produce cut flowers all year but your best bet might be to grow bulbs
to come in to flower successionally, then bring the pots into the house when they're in flower, or just cut the blooms.
To increase the light input, place plants in your sunniest windows (normally those facing south) and additionally, use energy efficient florescent lights or grow bulbs
99 OFFER 2: ACIDANTHERA X 50 These lovely easy to grow bulbs
throw up elegant stems up to one metre high with bright green swordlike foliage and hold graceful, softly-scented, white flowers with purple throats.
You might think that after more than a century of development, it would be easier to grow bulbs
now than it was when the company first started, but that's not so, he says.
I wanted onions that were (1) good keepers, (2) would grow bulbs
of a reasonable size without too many thicknecks in a normal growing season, and (3) would grow and set viable seed the second year.
Among the new items are the Deluxe AeroGarden, featuring a technology that delivers twice the light with a new lamp hood, three deluxe grow bulbs
and a 24-hour light option; and the Master Gardener 1-Season kit, which allows consumers to plant and grow thyme, basil or wildflow ers.
An Austin, Texas-based horticulturist/landscape designer/garden writer not only reassures Southerners that they can grow bulbs
associated with colder climates, but also points out that warm- weather bulbs are part of a regional garden legacy.
Shop for bulbs at nurseries this month, or order them from a specialist such as Easy to Grow Bulbs