Growing advice

Gee Tee have been supplying flower bulbs since 1961. We have used that experience to create a selection of growing advice articles we hope you find useful.

The Spalding Flower Parade

The Spalding Flower Parade

Being based in South Holland and our local town being known for hosting the annual springtime flower parade the Tulip is extremely important for bringing vibrancy and colour to the parade. This year we have decided to get involved and are in the early stages of...

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Lasagne Planting Spring Bulbs

Lasagne Planting Spring Bulbs

What is Lasagne Planting? Just like the layers of a savoury lasagne, this planting technique involves stacking different types of flower bulbs to create a stunning display of colours and textures all from one pot. The latest-flowering bulbs are planted at the bottom,...

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Gee Tee Bulb Collections & Mixtures

Gee Tee Bulb Collections & Mixtures

It can be tricky choosing from our range of bulbs and plants, knowing how they might work together to fill a gap in your border or to make the pots on your patio look great. There are a few things to consider, such as flowering times, colour combinations, heights and...

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Is Iris a bulb or a rhizome?

Is Iris a bulb or a rhizome?

The answer is both! Dependant on the variety. Very generally speaking, rhizome type iris produce larger flowers, including bearded type flowers, while bulb type iris produce smaller flowers which are suited to rock gardens or the front of borders to provide early...

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Growing bulbs from seeds

Growing bulbs from seeds

Snowdrop and bluebell seeds are best propagated in autumn for the best germinating conditions. To get started, collect seed heads from healthy, disease free plants when they’re ripe and let them dry out until they open up. Once they’ve opened, you can easily remove...

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Tulip Fire

Tulip Fire

Tulip Fire, also known as Tulip Breaking Virus is a plant virus that affects many species of the genus Tulipa. It is a form of botrytis that is caused by rotting or damaged tissue, including old bulbs, dead flower petals and decomposing leaves. It is exacerbated by...

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Growing Bare Root Perennials

Growing Bare Root Perennials

Growing bare root perennials in your garden is a great investment. Whether you want to create an oasis with peonies or brighten up an area with stylish agapanthus, these flowers don’t disappoint.Starting out with bare root perennials Starting as a root with a few...

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How to plant bulbs in the green

How to plant bulbs in the green

What are bulbs in the green? Bulbs in the green are actively growing flower bulbs. Varieties available as Bulbs in the Green include Snowdrop bulbs, bluebell bulbs, narcissus bulbs, wild garlic and anemones. These are usually planted in autumn as a dormant bulb, but...

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Dahlia Propagation

Dahlia Propagation

Dahlia Tuber Dividing and Dahlia Cuttings Get multiple flowers from one Dahlia tuber for free!Dahlia propagation, a delightful and rewarding process. A little patience and care are key to seeing your efforts bloom into a beautiful array of colours. The two main...

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Bulb sizes explained

Bulb sizes explained

Bulbs come in lots of different sizes. The smallest would be Eranthis Hymalis (size 4) and the largest is amaryllis at round size 30. Eremurus is perhaps the biggest. They have a huge root system, although they are impossible to measure so we call the top size, size...

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English Bluebells V Spanish Bluebells?

English Bluebells V Spanish Bluebells?

Bluebells are still a hot topic. Every now and then there will be an article about the invasion of Spanish Bluebells and how they will spoil our native species, but this isn’t necessarily true. Named Hyacinthoides Non-Scripta (English Bluebell) and Hyactinoides...

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Tips to get the best from your alliums

Tips to get the best from your alliums

Alliums are bulbous perennials, with long-lived pompom flowers that bloom for weeks on end, bridging the gap between spring and summer. They are loved by bees, coming in shades of purple, pink, blue, white and sometimes yellow. They look fantastic when planted in...

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