Growing Advice

Here is some of our essential information for planting bulbs and ensuring the best results.

Gee Tee Bulb Company’s spring flowering bulbs (Tulips, Daffodils and Crocus etc.) become available to us from late July and throughout August. This is perhaps a little early to start planting because the soil can still be quite warm.

However, you can pre-order your bulbs from as early as May, that way you will ensure you get the varieties you want. We will start sending them out from early September once all types are ready and available.

Set your Summer Scent Garden off in Style

Creating your scented garden is easier than you may imagine, with plenty of bulbs to choose from to fill your garden with fragrance most of the year round.

set your summer scent garden off in style

The Best Bulbs for Bees

Did you know that bees are so central to a healthy ecosystem that without them, our food systems would begin to fail to a point of extinction? Bees account for the pollination of roughly 35% of the world’s food crops, and more than three quarters of all pollinated flowers.

the best bulbs for bees

Cut Flower Bulbs to Brighten your Home

Few things brighten a home as effectively as cut flowers, particularly those that have a scent as well.

As the last of the summer and early autumn bulbs signal the coming winter, make the most of what flowers you have to give your home a bright, vibrant feel.

cut flower bulbs to brighten your home

Indoor bulbs for Winter Colour

We all love summer, with its burst of colours, scents and textures of the bulbs in bloom. But alas, as with all good things the summer must eventually come to an end. Luckily though, the flowers do not necessarily need to do so!

indoor bulbs for winter colour

Top Tips for a Spectacular Summer Garden

To keep your garden in absolutely the best shape, here are our tips for the things you should be doing in July and August:

top tips for a spectacular summer garden

Maximise your Bulb Garden from Spring to Autumn

There is absolutely no doubt that bulbs are a vital part of any successful flowering garden, and the key to success is planning early and planting at the right time.

maximise your bulb garden from spring to autumn

How to Grow Lilies

There are few bulbs that offer the breadth of colour, texture and fragrance that Lilies do. With their bright, vibrant flowers, intricate petals and flower clusters, Lilies offer the summer garden spectacular cut-flower and garden blooms.

how to grow lilies

Why You Should Lift Tulips

Watch the video below for a brief look inside a tulip. Within this video we provide a short explanation as to why we recommend lifting tulips each year at the end of their growing cycle. 

why you should lift tulips

August - Tips for your Garden

In most cases, all a bulb needs is plenty of sun and good drainage, as a boggy site can cause them to rot. When you are planning where to plant your bulbs, think about the height the plants will reach and the eventual heights of any other dormant plants in the surrounding area.

august - tips for your garden

How to Grow Crocuses

There are few sights more beautiful that a glade full of fragrant English Bluebells. Happiest in the British Isles but versatile enough to grow elsewhere, English Bluebells are easy to grow, naturalise and multiply quickly and require minimal ongoing care.

how to grow crocuses

How to Grow Bluebells

There are few sights more beautiful that a glade full of fragrant English Bluebells. Happiest in the British Isles but versatile enough to grow elsewhere, English Bluebells are easy to grow, naturalise and multiply quickly and require minimal ongoing care.

how to grow bluebells

How to Grow Tulips

There are few flowers that attract as much interest as the Tulip. With its incredible variety – over 3 000 in fact – and vibrant colours, this beautiful bulb is an absolute must for any Spring or Summer garden.

how to grow tulips

How to Grow Alliums

Alliums are an absolute must for any perennial garden. These easy to grow, undemanding bulbs have a great diversity in colours, textures, flowering heights and bloom times, giving any garden long-lasting colour from early through to late Summer.

how to grow alliums

How to Grow Daffodils

The bright yellow Daffodil is a universal sign that Spring is around the corner, and the sun is ready to come out. These vibrant blooms make perfect carpets of colour in the garden, brighten up any border or shrubbery, and cut flowers bring joy to any home.

how to grow daffodils

How to Grow Dahlias

Dahlias are a gardener's absolute favourite for so many reasons – their great variety, show-flower blooms with rich, sensual colours, a wide range of textures and the fact that they bloom in late summer to keep your garden a magnificent spectacle when most other plants have faded make this remarkable plant a sight to behold.

how to grow dahlias

How to Grow Hyacinths

Hyacinths present one of the most compelling Spring scents of all seasonal blooms and can transform any garden with their vibrant colours, wide variety and unique spiky flower stalks. 

how to grow hyacinths

Controlling Garden Pests

Bulbs do not suffer from too many pests but there are just a couple to watch out for. This is how we deal with them...

controlling garden pests

Encouraging Wildlife

Flowers from most bulbs will provide sustenance for bees and butterflies but to make things easier, look out for our ‘good for bees’ logo on the varieties that seem to be the favourites.

encouraging wildlife

Bulbs In The Green

Bulbs ‘in the green’ make spring a very busy time for us, even though only a small selection of bulb types are handled in this way. These include Galanthus Nivalis (Common Snowdrop), Hyacinthoides Non-Scripta (English Bluebell), Eranthis (Winter Aconite) and the pretty little Narcissus Pseudonarcissus (Lobularis or Lent Lily).

bulbs in the green

When To Plant Bulbs

Here are a few top tips on when you should plant your bulbs and whether you can store them or need to plant them straight away.

when to plant bulbs

Where To Plant Bulbs

In most cases, all a bulb needs is plenty of sun and good drainage, as a boggy site can cause them to rot. When you are planning where to plant your bulbs, think about the height the plants will reach and the eventual heights of any other dormant plants in the surrounding area.

where to plant bulbs

How To Plant Bulbs

Here’s our quick guide to preparing your plot and getting your bulbs in the ground. We also supply a useful planting guide with every order.

how to plant bulbs