This is a European species with magenta flowers in June. It has been grown in gardens in Britain for centuries but populations are also found on roadside and field margins in many parts of the country. This is not the weaker plant that has gone under the name Gladiolus byzantinus (which is now thought to be Gladiolus italicus). Best in drier sunny places.

Despatched - Mid August to the End of October

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This grows in the woods and mountains of Sothern Europe from the Alps to Spain where we found it on limestone rocks near Cazorla Star shaped blue flowers forming 6” spikes. Formerly Scilla italica but the presence of two bracts rather than one seems to have helped shift it into being more closely related to our Bluebell but it otherwise appears and behaves much more like a squill.

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Despite the ancestor coming from the mountains of the Middle East, H. orientalis cultivars are well adapted to life in our British gardens, enjoying a moist soil and a good cold dormancy. With 12”spikes of soft blue bell like flowers in March attracting the first emerging bees with their fragrance, this Hyacinth persists year after year in our garden.

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Although oddly called the English Iris, this actually originated in the Pyrenees. It flowers in late June with wide falls in shades of bluey-purple and white. These bulbous irises establish well in meadow condition.

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Native to northern and central Europe, this is a pure white Grape Hyacinth, making a good contrast to the blue ones, and is just as easy to grow in any soil.

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From similar moist rocky environments but this time centred in the mountains of the Balkans at the other end of Europe. Sometimes referred to as Nodding Star of Bethlehem, silvery bell flowers with a green stripe on the outside of the petals hang on one side of 1ft spikes . Flowering in March it is particularly striking in densely planted bunch.

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This species has spikes of brilliant white bell shaped flowers spiralling up 18” stems in March and April. High in the Sierras of Andalucía it hides from the goats on inaccessible slopes, enjoying the high winter rainfall and perfectly suited to our gardens here.

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Known as Striped Squill, this is another native of the mountains of the Middle East. A beautiful, early spring bulb, it has very pale blue flowers each with a dark blue stripe. It grows easily planted in well-drained soil in partial shade or sun.

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Also known as Turkish Squill. Originally coming from the cool shores of the Black Sea, this squill naturalises extremely well here, enjoying most woodland conditions and some moisture. Of a similar size to our bluebell, it spreads in the same way to provide a carpet of blue but a month earlier. Although a most useful and attractive plant it is currently ignored by most bulb producers.

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Pyrenean Squill. From woods and damp places on the slope of the Pyrenees this has large scaly lily like bulbs. Planted in open woodland its wide shiny foliage emerges as the snowdrops flower, before presenting its squill flowers in late April.

Despatched - Mid August to the End of October

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