Bulbs & beyond expects delayed start of Summer bulb buying season in the UK this year due to extreme bad weather

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The online flower bulb mail order company Bulbs & beyond expects 2014 sales of dahlias, lilies, gladioli, begonias, ranunculus, zantedeschias, crocosmias, cannas, and other summer flowering bulb varieties to experience a slow start in February due to continued bad weather.

Customers in most parts of the UK are not yet flocking to garden centres or rushing to pre-order summer bulbs online so far this February. The unusually heavy and unrelenting rains and strong winds have caused unprecedented flooding and general misery in large parts of the country. It is no surprise that this is also resulting in keeping gardeners out of their gardens.

The company is optimistic however, that sales will be catching up later in the season and sees the majority of summer flowering bulb buying activity occurring during the main summer bulb-planting season in March and April. After all, who doesn’t long for colour in their summer garden after such grim and gloomy winter months?

March and April are the traditional peak months when it comes to buying summer flowering bulbs. The most popular summer bulbs are the dahlia, gladiolus and lily. Edward Pennings of Bulbs & beyond says that this year will likely be no different, with those three varieties again making up the majority of bulb purchases. He does however expect more “exotic” varieties such as “zantedeschia” (calla lily) and canna, along with the ever popular and colourful ranunculus to become an ever-larger part of the product mix. These plants all produce stunning, long lasting flower displays (and, in the case of callas and cannas, also foliage displays) and are great value for money.

All summer flowering bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes are now available to pre-order online at http://www.bulbsandbeyond.com with deliveries from March. This specialist Dutch bulb site has some great promotions, and gardeners are especially encouraged to check out the generous volume discounts of up to 25% that are on offer.

About Bulbs & beyond

Bulbs & beyond sells and delivers top size, top quality flower bulbs to end-consumers and wholesale clients throughout Europe and the UK. All bulbs are shipped direct from its custom-built, climate-controlled bulb warehouse in Holland by courier. Bulbs & beyond offers one of the largest online ranges of flower bulbs, ensuring that every gardener in Europe can now safely and conveniently buy affordable, quality spring- and summer-flowering bulbs online.

For further information, please contact:
Edward Pennings, Managing Director
Bulbs & beyond B.V.
P.O. Box 8, 2210AA Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
Email: epennings(at)bulbsandbeyond(dot)com

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