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Flower Bulb of the Week: the ornamental onions

16 December 2020

This week, the ornamental onions are in the spotlight as the flower bulb of the week. A flower made from small flowers The botanical name for ornamental onions is Allium, a name that means happiness and prosperity. Ornamental onions produce flowers made up of many small flowers that form a larger ball. This ball can […]

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Flower bulb of the week: the chequered fritillary.

09 December 2020

This week’s flower bulb of the week is the chequered fritillary. The fritty what?! The pattern on the chequered fritillary looks a little bit like a speckled bird’s egg. The botanical name is a bit more complicated: Fritillaria meleagris… The fritty what?! This name comes from the Latin word fritillus, which means a cup that […]

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Many stories associated with the imperial Crown Imperial

Did you know that the Crown Imperial (Fritillaria imperialis) was one of the first plants in the world to be cultivated? With such a long history behind it, this royal highness is associated with many stories. The Crown Imperial: cultivated for centuries The original habitat of the Crown Imperial includes Turkey, the southeast and west […]

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Flower bulb of the week: the dwarf iris

02 December 2020

This week’s flower bulb of the week is the dwarf iris. Unusual flowers The dwarf iris is a small flower bulb that grows about 10 centimetres tall. But don’t underestimate these little flowers, they have a very unusual shape. The buds are long and narrow, until they open… Beautiful petals unfurl, it’s wonderful to see! […]

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Flower bulb of the week: the daffodil

25 November 2020

This week’s flower bulb of the week is the daffodil. In love with itself Daffodils can also be called Narcissus. The name Narcissus comes from an Ancient Greek story. The story is about a young hunter, called Narcissus, who never wanted to fall in love with anyone else. Looking in the water at his own […]

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Bulbs4Kids colouring sheet

22 November 2020

It’s getting colder outside, so it’s time to do some fun things indoors instead. And that’s what this Bulbs4Kids colouring sheet is for. Colouring sheet

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