Advice

Advice, tips, explanations, gardens to visit…
All about BULBS!

Advice...

Design advice
Read our design advice. Learn about suitable planting sites and how to create planting schemes using different bulb mixes or by planting bulbs in amongst your herbaceous perennials.

Planting advice
Read our planting advice. Learn about when the best planting periods are, how to improve your soil, the number of bulbs to plant, and the different planting depths required.

Tip: for those gardening on sandy soil: add clay minerals (bentonite).

Maintenance advice
Read our maintenance advice. Is it best to clear up autumn leaves? When can you divide bulbs? When can you best manure bulbs? And, how to make a leaf heap.

What are...

What are bulbs for naturalising?
Bulbs suitable for naturalising are hardy bulbs that are generally 
easy to establish, and that return every year.

What are stinzenplants?
Stinzenplants belong to a culturally historic collection of plants which has its origins in certain parts of the Netherlands and Germany. Stinzenplants have been planted and naturalised around manor houses and country estates in Friesland, a region in the north of the Netherlands, for centuries.

Personalised planting advice

Would you like a more colourful garden in spring, even in the shady parts of your garden, but you’re not quite sure how to go about it? If that’s the case then a stinzen planting plan by Trudi Woerdeman could be just what you’re looking for.

Gardens to visit

Gardens and Parks known for their bulbs… pure inspiration!
- Visit our garden De Warande and see how we use bulbs.
- Visit the Tea garden where Jacqueline van der Kloet experimented with bulbs.
- At the country estate Hackfort we’ve replanted the stinzenplants in the park.
- In Germany: see the ‘tulip-mania’ in the garden of Elisabeth Imig and Silke Imig-Gerold.