Bulbs to buy now
As well as tulips and daffodils, crocus, alliums, Alpine spring bulbs such as chionodoxa and Iris reticulata are now available, but may be in short supply later on.
Native bluebells and snowdrops may also be hard to come by as growers are finding it hard going lifting the bulbs from the hard ground.
Although suppliers say there will still be some bulbs left in a month’s time, some specialty varieties won’t be able to be restocked.
There are also fears that two years of adverse conditions may affect the availability and price of bulbs in years to come.
Native bluebells can’t be lifted from hard, dry ground
Alliums are at risk, too