Puriri Lane | The Kew Gardeners Guide to Growing Bulbs
Puriri Lane | The Kew Gardeners Guide to Growing Bulbs
Puriri Lane | The Kew Gardeners Guide to Growing Bulbs
Puriri Lane | The Kew Gardeners Guide to Growing Bulbs
Puriri Lane | The Kew Gardeners Guide to Growing Bulbs
Puriri Lane | The Kew Gardeners Guide to Growing Bulbs

The Kew Gardeners Guide To Growing Bulbs

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The new Kew guide to planting and cultivating bulbs features 12 easy and inspiring projects, detailed information on 66 of the most important species to grow, accompanied by Kew's beautiful botanical illustrations.

With expert advice from Kew bulb expert Richard Wilford and the Kew Gardens team, this is the ultimate companion to growing and planting with bulbs.
In this book Richard Wilford shows the key differences between bulbs, corms and tubers, he explains the importance of planting times and techniques, he explains simple methods for propagation, as well as planting instructions for growing in borders, within grassy areas or in containers. He identifies the most popular flowering times and provides bulbs of interest all year round. 
Richard presents all the important bulbs, from winter snowdrops, crocuses, cyclamen, hyacinths, irises, spring daffodils, tulips, snowflakes, lily-of-the-valley, summer alliums, lillies, agapanthus, foxtail lillies as well as autumn snowflakes, colchium, cyclamen and amaryllis.

The 12 special projects are broad and attractive. They comprise:
  • how to grow and display ornamental onions;
  • how to plant hippeastrums indoors on a windowsill;
  • how to establish a carpet of anemones;
  • how to layer bulbs in containers 'lasagne' style; how to plant a drift of snake's head fritillaries; how to establish bulbs in a shady border;
  • how to design a spring bulb extravaganza;
  • how to make a cutting patch for bulbs;
  • how to grow tulips from seed;
  • how to naturalise autumn-flowering bulbs;
  • how to establish a winter bulb garden;
  • and how to time a three-month display of tulips. 
Bulb problems and pests easily handled in the troubleshooting section, and a handy checklist of what to do when guides growers throughout the year. 
The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Bulbs is part of the Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing series and is accompanied by Growing Herbs, Growing House Plants, Growing Vegetables, Growing Orchids and Growing Fruit. 

The only book you'll need to grow more than 66 species, beautifully, practically, and successfully. 
Hardback | 144 pages
 160mm x 210mm x 20.32mm 
If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
    • Auckland City | $10
    • Upper North Island | $18 (Northland)
    • Middle North Island | $15  (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
    • Lower North Island | $18
    • South Island | $29
    • Waiheke or outer lying islands, please contact for a quote
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
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  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

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Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee

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