Growing plants from seed is both fun and rewarding. The satisfaction that comes from seeing plants flourish and blossom is at the heart of what we all love about gardening and horticulture. This feeling is often at its most gratifying when watching seedlings emerge from the soil and then carefully nurturing them while they mature into fully-grown plants that can take pride of place in your garden or on your plate.
Our experts at Poplar Nurseries can help you find exactly what you are looking for when it comes to bulbs and seeds for your garden. Speak to a member of the team on 01206 210 374 or visit the centre, on the A120 just moments from Colchester, located on Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey.
At Poplar Nurseries we stock an excellent selection of seeds from Thompson & Morgan, Kings Seeds and Suffolk Herbs, giving customers a great choice of seeds to plant, grow and nurture. Flowering bulbs are available seasonally. The majority of bulbs are easy and rewarding plants to grow in borders, pots, or in lawns where they will produce colourful displays.
When it comes to spring flowering bulbs (such as Snowdrops, Daffodils and Tulips for example) Poplar Nurseries has a wide variety available. These are perfect to be planted in autumn to flower in springtime and bring that early colour to your garden. You will find summer flowering bulbs (such as Alliums and Lilies) available at the beginning of each year, just at the right time to be planted to flower in the summer.
All plants originate as seeds, which is essentially an embryo inside a seed coat that usually stores food for the new plant until it can produce food on its own. In contrast to a bulb, prior to germination a seed shows none of the structures found on the adult plant. Bulbs are plants that live under the ground but can be seen above the ground when their leaves grow above the level of the soil.
As a result, seeds need more care and attention before becoming established plants. To help grow your seeds successfully Poplar Nurseries stock a selection of heated and unheated propagators. You’ll also find different sizes of seed and gravel trays plus various pricking-out pots and grow tubes. There are other useful accessories too, from greenhouse heaters and soil thermometers to labels and marker pens.