Spring and summer "scatter bulb" mixes launched by Wildflower Turf to enhance wildflower areas

Wildflower Turf is launching a range of scatter bulb mixes chosen to enhance wildflower areas.

Roof bulb mix
Roof bulb mix

The ranges are designed to be easy to incorporate into garden designs while laying wildflower turf.

The bulbs are scattered onto prepared soil before laying the turf. Supplier is JUB, from Holland.

There are two spring scatter mixes, both designed to lengthen the flowering season earlier into the year.

The first is a naturalising mix incorporating bluebells, puschkina, crocus, scilla and fritillary. The second is a spring mix, including tulips, narcissi and crocus.

Both mixes will flower before the new growth of the wildflower gets going, and bulb foliage dies back and is hidden as the campion and cowslips take over in May.

The summer bulb mix for bees and butterflies has a mix of alliums, nectaroscordum and ornitogalum, and the rooftop mix is designed for February to May flowering.

Planting bulbs should be done between September and December, which is a good time to be laying turf as well.

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