Expert gardener Andy McIndoe shares his passion and knowledge for tulip bulbs (and many other flower bulbs) in this online gardening course.
You'll learn which flower bulbs to choose, when and where to plant bulbs, and how combine flowers from bulbs to create long lasting and naturalistic designs.
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Late summer and autumn through to early winter is the time we should all start thinking about planting our bulbs for Spring. This course prepares you for how to buy and plant a beautiful garden using flower bulbs including tulips, daffodils and other spring bulbs.
Have you ever wondered how people get such a blend of scents and colour from bulb flowers in their garden?
Or how to naturalise bulbs in grass so they blend with your landscape?
Or simply use bulbs in pots as part of your exterior design for the Spring. Unless you have some understanding of the vast array of bulbs that are available, especially tulips, it's difficult to think beyond having a few bulbs in pots.
During this course we'll discuss now only how to plant spring bulbs, but how to choose appropriate bulbs for your setting, what to mix them with in planting design, and you'll also receive personal advice from Andy himself who is a self confessed tulip fanatic. We automatically tend to think of tulips and daffodils, but Andy will introduce you to a full painting palette of spring bulbs, and enable you to work towards a garden which looks like a spring garden of a true garden designer.
Suitable For All Abilities
Introduction to Flower bulbs
Growing bulbs in pots and containers indoors and out
Adding colour to beds and borders by planting flower bulbs
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Meet Andy McIndoe
We are absolutely delighted that Andy McIndoe has won a record breaking 70th consecutive Gold at The Chelsea Flower Show for Hilliers. It’s a fantastic achievement!
A regular contributor to magazines, newspapers and BBC Radio, Andy lectures widely at home and abroad. Special interests include hardy shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, flower bulbs, wildlife and garden design; he has authored books on all of these subjects.
A keen gardener Andy and his wife Ros have a two acre garden in Hampshire, U.K. that is open to groups by appointment. Started from scratch fifteen years ago, the garden is naturalistic in style, with an extensive wildflower meadow and informal planting. The emphasis is on foliage to provide colour and texture.