Bulb season commences with biggest sales rush at Wyevale Garden Centres

With the bulbing season in full swing, garden centre group Wyevale Garden Centres predicted last weekend (September 17 and 18) to be the biggest sales weekend for plant bulbs.

bulbsSupporting the prediction, the garden centre saw a 22% increase year on year and 35% increase week on week in bulb sales over the two days. Nearly 13,000 people purchased bulbs across their centres nationwide and some of the most popular types to be purchased were Alliums and Narcissus.

This sales uplift was a result of many shoppers attending dedicated centres to seek advice on preparing bulbs this autumn. 45 selected centres across the country held a weekend of top tips and demonstrations on autumn bedding, spring bulbs and lasagne planting. Wyevale Garden Centres and charity partner Marie Curie also teamed up to offer customers the chance to pick and mix several loose, mixed daffodils for £4.99, with 10% of every purchase going directly to the charity.

Wyevale Garden Centres category manager Mairi Devlin commented: “This weekend always features heavily in our annual calendar but the sales figures for this year have been particularly high. It’s important that bulbs are planted at this time of the year so the nations gardens are in full bloom next spring and there’s certainly a strong demand for the product this season.”