Slow release granules provide nutrients that feed for up to 3 months, delivering nourishment to your planted bulbs, encouraging vigorous root growth, and lush foliage which is required to support more abundant flowering the following season. Use in the autumn when planting spring bulbs or feed established bulbs when they are flowering. A supply of nutrients while the bulb is in leaf will ensure good bulb growth and creation of next year’s flower buds.
Bulb fibre is ideal for planting containers both indoor and out. This is a reduced peat compost containing oyster shell and wood charcoal to keep compost fresh and maintain pH balance, giving bulbs the best compost they can have.
Plant Bulbs in a perforated plastic bulb saver. These can be buried in the border. This makes lifting much easier and allows the bulbs to complete their growth cycle without any root disturbance. Special wide bulb savers can be used, which control the planting area and make lifting straight forward. Simply dig a hole that is wide enough to bury the bulb saver in the ground, at the required depth, using a layer of gravel if necessary to make a level base.
Below is a list of some of the bulbs which we stock.
History of our Bulbs from Taylors
It was in 1919 that the Government set up a number of smallholdings for ex-servicemen of the First World War. One of these Crown Colonies was at Holbeach in Lincolnshire . Otto Augustus Taylor, as a result of being gassed in the war, was unable to return to his occupation as a retail pharmacist in London . He applied for one of these pioneering new holdings and was successful. With his wife and two sons, Stanley and Percy, he moved to the new settlement with a house and ten acres of land. He soon realised that working the holding, as a small-scale version of the local neighbouring farm was unlikely to provide a living for his family. He decided to grow flowers and bulbs and became one of the pioneers of bulb growing in this country. Although Otto died in 1946 his two sons, Stanley and Percy had joined him in the business and it had already grown considerably from its early beginnings.
By 1968 the family owned some 300 acres of prime Lincolnshire silt and the nursery facilities were expanded. John, Roger and Brian had joined their father Percy, and uncle Stanley, and in 1970 O.A. Taylor & Sons Bulbs Ltd was formed to supply bulbs to nurseries and garden centres. With the retirement of their father and death of their uncle in 1982 the management of the business passed to the three brothers.
In 1985 the company was awarded The Royal Warrant as Bulb Growers to Her Majesty The Queen. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s Warrant followed this in 1991.
The firm also incorporates the Gold Medal winning Walkers Bulbs as a specialist division.
Taylors are one of the largest bulb companies in the country, with their own Dutch purchasing company, sourcing all types of bulbs from around the world, to be packed on their site in Holbeach. Taylors force 88 tonnes of daffodil bulbs each year for flower production under glass from early November to February. They also market over 20 million outdoor blooms in March/April the bulk of which are exported.
In spring 2010 Taylors specialist daffodil division was successful in winning its 17th consecutive Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and a Premier award at the Harrogate Spring Show.