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Outdoor Event, from 29 Oct 2019

Autumn crocus planting

Autumn crocus planting

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Autumn Crocus planting
Help the gardening team at Nunnington plant crocus bulbs throughout the gardens.

Take inspiration from our top 10 spring flowering bulbs for sale at the Garden Centre - we have plenty to choose from.

Spring bulbs herald the New Year and the end of cold winter days. Bulbs are some of the easiest and most reliable plants to grow; they require little maintenance once planted and will reward you by multiplying over the years. This is known as naturalising, which creates an informal look and feel to the garden.

For the best displays plant spring flowering bulbs, corms and tubers in borders and containers in the autumn, ideally in October and November, before the cold weather and frosts begin. Generally, most bulbs should be planted at three times their depth, but do check the recommendations on the packet because there are some exceptions to this.

We have plenty to choose from at Morden Hall Park Garden Centre, but if you need some inspiration take a look at our top 10 spring flowering bulbs.

1. Crocus
Jewel-like crocus look sensational when planted in large naturalised clusters throughout lawns, which means the will spread as they come back year after year.

Crocus will grow in a wide range of soils. Although they like sunshine, the flowers will last longer in partial shade.

If you can not choose your favourite colour, we have packs of mixed colours, or select 15 of your own from our ‘pick and mix’ loose bulbs for £2.00.

2. Daffodils
Daffodils inspired Wordsworth whilst walking along the shore of Ullswater in the Lake District, and it’s easy to see why these sunny blooms sparked his imagination. Bold drifts of daffodils are the cheeriest of sights in spring, and while the traditional golden varieties are a favourite of ours, we also have white and pastel blooms available. Choose a selection of varieties to ensure continual blooms from early to late spring.

Why not try the elegant ‘Pastel Gem’, a pale yellow flower with an orange trumpet, or ‘Pheasant's Eye’, a striking white flower, with a small trumpet resembling an eye.

If you are short on space, try growing ‘Tête-à-tête’, a miniature Narcissus, which will flower from February to April in a container.

3. Bluebells
Is there anything more magical than carpets of woodland Bluebells? One of the most iconic British wildflowers, bluebells thrive in shady conditions.

Always be sure to choose English bluebell bulbs, as the Spanish variety can become invasive and cross-fertilise with our native bluebells. You can identify native bluebells by their dark blue, scented flowers and cream-coloured stamen and pollen whereas hybrid varieties lack scent and have blue stamens.

Bluebells are a common sight in many woodlands across the United Kingdom. Why not take a stroll and follow one of the National Trust's trails to see bluebells near you?

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Level access to ground floor rooms, tearooms and garden. No lift to upper floors.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 29 Oct 2019 13:00 to 15:00
Fri 1 Nov 2019 13:00 to 15:00
Sun 3 Nov 2019 13:00 to 15:00

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 1 - Sun 8 Sep Family Dog Day
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Sep Meccano Weekend
Sat 21 Sep - Sun 3 Nov Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds by Robert E Fuller
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Oct Autumn festival
Wed 23 Oct - Mon 4 Nov Half-term horrors at Nunnington Hall
Tue 29 Oct Autumn crocus planting

Address

Nunnington,
Nr Helmsley,
York,
YO62 5UY

Location

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Map reference: SE 669793  Lat: 54.20509 Long: -0.97585

4 1/2 miles South East from Helmsley off the A170

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Level access to ground floor rooms, tearooms and garden. No lift to upper floors.