Forced bulbs

From the start of the new year, you buy forced bulbs at Trowbridge Garden Centre. There's nothing that gladdens the heart in the chilly depths of January quite as much as cheery spring bulbs, forced to flower ahead of time. Super-early hyacinths on a kitchen windowsill fill the house with winter scent, while paperwhite daffodils bring a delicate beauty to a Christmas scene. We have several lovely flower bulbs that already have been potted. Are you too late to plant flower bulbs in the soil? No problem, forced bulbs look fantastic in your interior. We have a wide range of spring-flowering flower bulbs at our garden centre in Trowbridge-Wiltshire.

Forced bulbs for Christmas

Pots of forced bulbs make wonderful Christmas presents - you can buy prepared pre-chilled bulbs in our garden centre from autumn. For example, we sell amazing Amaryllis bulbs. Amaryllis bulbs are typical Christmas plants that grow fantastic indoors. Besides forced flower bulbs, we have a lovely range of home decoration and unique gifts for Christmas too. Don't forget to treat yourself too! Find yourself a stunning pot filled with lovely flower bulbs.

How to force flower bulbs 

Start in September, to enjoy lovely young flowers in spring. 

  • Plant flower bulbs into bowls or pots and fill the bowl or pot with bulb fibre or multipurpose compost. These composts are available in our garden centre in Trowbridge - Wiltshire. 
  • Place your favourite flower bulbs on the compost at the bottom of the bowl so they're close to the bottom, but not touching it. Fill with more compost, but leave the tops of the bulbs out, so they're still showing. Water regularly after planting. 
  • Place your pot of bulbs in a dark, cool place - ideally, about 9°C. Keep watered, and when shoots reach 5cm long bring them out into a cool room to let the leaves green-up.
  • Finally, move to a warm windowsill to continue growing. Then all you have to do is clear a space among your Christmas decorations for their moment in the festive spotlight.

Please ask the staff in our Trowbridge - Wiltshire garden centre for more information about forcing bulbs for early spring colour.

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