Fritillaria meleagris

Reader offer: save 10 per cent on bulbs for pollinators

Save 10 per cent* on bulbs for pollinators from organicbulbs.com

Designers Lulu Urquhart and Adam Hunt of Organic Bulbs have put together a selection of some of the best spring-flowering bulbs we can grow in our gardens to provide  a long and rich season of nectar for our all-important pollinating insects. All of their bulbs are grown without using any chemicals or pesticides, including neonicotinoids. The range is based around bulbs that naturalise, so will come back in your garden year after year naturally.

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See organicbulbs.com for full range. Or take advantage of this 10 per cent discount* for Gardens Illustrated readers on the following selection of colourful, spring-flowering bulbs that will also delight pollinators.

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Bulbs for pollinators

Crocus x luteus ‘Golden Yellow’

Golden Yellow

Great for naturalising. A bright, rich-yellow flower that works beautifully against the low light levels in early March. H 10cm. AGM. £10.95 for 20. Offer price £9.85

Muscari armeniacum

Muscari armeniacum

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Flowers April/May and loved by the hairy-footed flower bee. H 15cm. AGM. £7.95 for 20. Offer price £7.15

Fritillaria meleagris

Fritillaria meleagris

Enchanting and bashful in habit; purple-chequered, hanging bells. Great planted in clumps on lawn. Flowers April. H 30cm.  AGM. £10.50 for 20. Offer price £9.45

Narcissus ‘Thalia’

Thalia

Charming and classic with a sweet fragrance, and increases in number year after year. A treasure in the meadows and perfect for lawns and borders. Flowers April/May. H 35cm. £12.95 for 20. Offer price £11.66

Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii Caerulea Group

Camassia Leichtlinii 'Caerulea'

Bright and welcome feast for bees and pollinators in early summer, the wild hyacinth looks elegant and graceful, naturalising in drifts. Flowers mid May. H 80cm. £12.95 for 5. Offer price £11.66

Allium stipitatum ‘Mount Everest’

Allium Mount Everest

Splendid 15cm-wide, pure-white flower umbels in May-June. Rich in pollen and nectar, attracting butterflies, moths, bees and other pollinating insects. H 1m. AGM. £13.95 for 5. Offer price £12.56

How to order your bulbs

To order bulbs and claim your 10 per cent discount*, please visit organicbulbs.com, make your selection and apply code GIOB2020 at the checkout.

Alternatively email sales@organicbulbs.com.

Offer expires 30 November 2020.

P&P is calculated by weight with a standard starting cost of £4.95. EU orders accepted.

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*Discount applies to these specific bulbs only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.