Haskins Garden Centres set to showcase more than 250 bulb varieties during group's Bulb Market

Camassia semiplena
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The garden centre group, Haskins, is putting finishing touches to plans for its very own Bulb Market, which takes place from Monday August 20 to Monday November 19, across all four of its centres. More than 250 bulb varieties will be available at Haskins’ Bulb Market, as well as a showcase of rare and unusual bulbs. The festival will also have a special focus on British-grown bulbs, with 24 varieties on sale that are UK-grown.

Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins Garden Centres, commented: “We’re delighted to announce the return of our popular Bulb Market, with a special focus on embracing and supporting UK bulb growers.

“Our Bulb Market will serve to celebrate and showcase the fanfare of colours which can be achieved by bulb planting. Planting bulbs in autumn is the perfect antidote to winter.”

Haskins’ top picks for planting this autumn include Camassia ‘semiplena,’ Muscari ‘Golden Fragrance’ and Erythronium Californicum 'White Beauty.' These rare and unusual bulbs are some of Haskins’ non-UK grown favourites and are just three of the 250 varieties which will be on showcase at the group’s Bulb Market.

Camassia ‘semiplena’

The bulb produces tall spikes of spectacular white, double star-like flowers
Thrives in shade and woodland areas
Easy to grow
Appreciates a thick mulch of bark chippings to help keep cool in summer and protected from the worst of winter rainfall

Muscari ‘Golden Fragrance’

The bulb is fragrant and free-flowering
The grape hyacinth opens with a dusky purple flower that eventually turns yellow
Works well as a container plant to provide scent close to paths, doorways, patios or decks
Flowers for several weeks in mid to late spring
Ideal for pairing with forget-me-nots

Erythronium Californicum ‘White Beauty’

Creamy white flowers over mottled foliage
Thrives in both full sun or part shade
Copes in most conditions and adds exotic interest
Flowers from early spring and goes dormant in July, returning the following year

Haskins Garden Centres is based in Ferndown in Dorset, West End in Southampton and Roundstone and Snowhill in West Sussex. For more information visit www.haskins.co.uk

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