Save 20% on spring-flowering bulbs from Avon Bulbs

Order your bulbs NOW. Inspired by spring-flowering favourites chosen by designers, including Dan Pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith, and featured in the October issue of Gardens Illustrated [issue 226], Avon Bulbs have put together a selection of bulbs offered to readers at a 20% discount. Valid until 31/10/15

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Order your bulbs NOW. Inspired by spring-flowering favourites chosen by designers, including Dan Pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith, and featured in the October issue of Gardens Illustrated [issue 226], Avon Bulbs have put together a selection of bulbs offered to readers at a 20% discount. Valid until 31/10/15

Order your bulbs NOW. Inspired by spring-flowering favourites chosen by designers, including Dan Pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith, and featured in the October issue of Gardens Illustrated, Avon Bulbs have put together a selection of bulbs offered to readers at a 20% discount.

Allium nigrum x 5  
Offer price £3.20 (normal price £4)

The head is formed of 20-30 large, open, creamy-white flowers that, rather than forming a complete ball, are more flattened at the top. The flower is held about 60cm from the ground over grey-green basal leaves in June.

 

 

 

Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ AGM x 5
Offer price £3.10 (normally £3.90)

The flowers are generally 60-75cm tall, in a dark, intense purple and are at their best from mid May and into June. The slight variation in size, colour, maturity and height adds to their charm. 

 

 

 

Anemone blanda blue-flowered x 10 
Offer price £1.60 (normally £2)

Flowers with 10-15 petals in shades of blue, purple and mauve are carried above finely divided leaflets at about 10cm in height. These anemones are best in dappled shade. Flowers in March.

 

 

 

Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii Caerulea Group x 5 
Offer price £4.20 (normally £5.30)

Prefers full sun in moisture-retentive soil, although it tolerates partial shade. The buds at the bottom of the raceme open first, with those at the top flowering up to a month later. Flowers April/May.

 

 

 

Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii ‘Alba’ x 3  
Offer price £4.80 (normally £6)

Creamy-white, star-shaped flowers form a loose pyramid, at the top of a 90cm stem. This cultivar tends to flower about 10-14 days later than the blue forms. Prefers moisture-retentive soil. Flowers May/June.

 

 

 

Crocus ‘Jeanne d’Arc’ x 15
Offer price £3.20 (normally £4)

One of the ‘Dutch’ crocus, which are hybrids of Crocus vernus. Large white petals enclose bright-orange stigmata. Flowers at 12cm tall in late February and early March – well into the daffodil season.

 

 

 

Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ AGM x 3 
Offer price £3.20 (normally £4)

One tuber produces up to ten nodding, star-like flowers with sulphur-yellow petals, a brownish central ring and yellow anthers. The leaves show faint white marbling. Grow under the shade of deciduous trees. Flowers April.

 

 

 

Fritillaria meleagris AGM x 15
Offer price £2.80 (normally £3.30)

Beautiful, square-shouldered, bell-shaped flowers in pink, mauve and darker purples, lightly chequered. Inside they are splashed with shining green. Grow in grass, or drained but damp soil in sun or part shade. Flowers April.

 

 

 

Muscari aucheri ‘Blue Magic’ x 10
Offer price £2.40 (normally £3)

Bright blue with white rims to the mature flowers, growing to 12cm in height. They will do well in the drier, sunny conditions found under deciduous shrubs that provide summer shade. Flowers April.

 

 

 

Narcissus ‘Thalia’ x 5 
Offer price £2 (normally £2.50)

One of the few daffodils that opens out pure white, this is refined and elegant, with a multi-headed, greeny-white, scented flower. A well-known classy favourite since 1916, it is also a very good cut flower. Flowers March/April.

 

 

 

Narcissus ‘Topolino’ AGM x 5  
Offer price £2 (normally £2.45)
A historic cultivar, this is a sturdy, tough dwarf form with grey-green foliage, a lemon-yellow trumpet and a pale-cream perianth. It is suited to pots or the front of borders, or for naturalising. Flowers March/April.    

 

 

 

Ornithogalum magnum x 3 
Offer price £4.20 (normally £5.30)

Blooms in June at 60cm high with dozens of white flowers circling up the stem from the bottom as they open. Perfect for naturalising in drier, lighter soils. Taller than O. nutans at 60cm. Flowers June.  

 

 

 

Ornithogalum nutans AGM x 10 
Offer price £1.90 (normally £2.40)
Ornithogalum belong to the ‘Star of Bethlehem’ family. Ornithogalum nutans has very pretty, soft, silvery grey-green flowers, bluebell-like in stature and lasting well when picked. 22cm in height. Flowers May.    

 

 

  

Tulipa ‘Abu Hassan’ x 10 
Offer price £4.20 (normally £5.25)
The rich, terracotta-red, triumph type flowers are each edged in gold. Held on sturdy stems, they grow to 45cm in height. Combines well with similarly coloured wallflowers. Flowers April/May.

 

 

 

Tulipa saxatilis (Bakeri Group) ‘Lilac Wonder’ AGM x 10 
Offer price £2.20 (normally £2.80) 
The flowers are 5-7cm wide with up to four per stem with a broad, butter-yellow central zone surrounded by darker pink-lilac. 15cm tall. Flowers late April/early May.

 

 

 

Tulipa ‘Jan Reus’ x 10 
Offer price £4.20 (normally £5.25)
A deep purple-red flower with petals that shimmer in the sun atop a dark stem, which adds to the impact. 45cm tall. Reliable and long flowering. Combines well with the acid-green foliage of euphorbias. Flowers April.

 

 

 

How to order
Please note that there is a minimum order value of £23 for this offer (including p&p). This equates to around six items.

By telephone Call 01460 242177 quoting ‘Gardens Illustrated’ to gain your discount.
By post Please fill in the coupon below and send it with a cheque or payment details to: Avon Bulbs Ltd, Burnt House Farm, Mid Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5HE.

Postage & packing Charged at £4.95 per order (EU customers should contact Avon Bulbs for details of charges).

Offer closes 31 October 2015 (or while stocks last).

 

Terms and Conditions Offer open to readers in the UK and European Union, only. Minimum order is £23. All orders will be confirmed and dispatched from October onwards. For orders from European customers, payment is required by credit card so that postage charges can be adjusted accordingly. Please note that your contract for supply of goods is with Avon Bulbs. Full terms and conditions available upon request. Please order early as all offers are subject to availability and Avon Bulbs reserves the right to substitute any varieties for others of equal or greater value. 

 

Avon Bulbs is a family-owned company renowned for its selection of spectacular and garden-worthy flower bulbs. To see its full range go to avonbulbs.co.uk or call 01460 242177 to request a catalogue.

 

• You can find the full list of what bulbs Dan Pearson, Rosemary Alexander, Hannah Gardner, Mary Keen and Tom Stuart-Smith selected as their favourites in the October 2015 issue (226).

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