Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Warm to Energy Saving Bulbs. ; GO FOR EASY OPTIONS IN AUTUMN AND ENJOY A BLAST OF COLOUR WHEN SPRING COMES

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Warm to Energy Saving Bulbs. ; GO FOR EASY OPTIONS IN AUTUMN AND ENJOY A BLAST OF COLOUR WHEN SPRING COMES

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WE'VE had an amazing Indian summer but central heating units are now coming on all over the country as the nights draw in. Despite the dark evenings and drizzly, cold weather, autumn is the best time for planting bulbs.

And nothing lifts the spirits after a long winter than the sight of the first spring flowers. A bit of colour bursting forth in your garden just as the frosts start to fade is a fantastic way to welcome the new gardening season.

But to get the optimum effect, it's important to plant bulbs while the soil is still warm - now.

Doing so will help them develop a small root system before it gets really cold, which allows them to flower earlier than other plants.

Bulbs are energy powerhouses that bloom year after year. …

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