Begonia are a classic Gardeners Favourite, and can be grown in pots, hanging baskets, in the garden, they are even a great indoor plant! Theres a huge range of varieties, so theres bound to be one or two that will tickle your fancy. Begonias should be planted in late Winter/Early Spring. Find a nice, well […]



Gloriosa Rothschildiana, also known as the Climbing Flame lily, is a Georgeous Tropical lily that will climb up anything you put in front of it! Its beautiful flowers will begin popping out in December (earlier in Warm climates), and will stay out for a month or longer. Gloriosa like to climb up fences, plants, stakes, […]



The best time to plant Dahlias is late September or October. Dahlias love sun so choose a nice sunny spot in your garden. Ideally a spot that gets at least 4 hours of full sun a day. Dahlias will grow in almost any soil, but prefer well drained loamy soil conditions. Prepare the ground a […]

Calla Lilly

Callas are amazing in pots for adding colour to your Patio, conservatory, or simply to spruce up the garden! You should plant your Calla bulbs from September on-wards (if planting straight into the garden), however it is possible to plant earlier if potted up in a nice warm sunny spot. Plant your bulbs 5-10cm deep, […]


Gladioli - Passos

Summer flowering corms produce tall slender stems ranging from 80 – 120 cm high. Their striking colour combinations make a real statement in most gardens. All Bulbs Direct’s Gladioli are grown, processed, graded and cured to export quality. They are available from August and can be planted right through to December. Plant in full sun […]


Growing Hippeastrum in pots: Pot bulb into any size container into which it will fit – providing it has drainage holes. Choose a brand name potting mix (ph 6.0 to 7.0). It should contain no tree bark or fresh manure. Hold bulb over the pot so the roots hang into the pot. Fill in around […]


Hymenocallis are a very hardy bulb which can be planted in pots,but are best planted in a sunny spot in your garden (although they can tolerate partial shade) Plant in an area that is free draining. Work the soil up well and add some fertiliser or bulb food. Plant the bulbs with the neck of […]

Seed Potato

Preparing your seed potatoes You should aim to have brought you preferred seed potatoes up to 6 weeks before planting out to allow them to begin to sprout. Always use certified, virus free seed potatoes to ensure you get great results and allow time for frosts to have passed, alternatively use frost cloth for protection […]


Vallota red

Vallota bulbs do well in pots but can also be planted outside in a nice sunny spot, ensuring a rich free draining soil. Plant with the neck of the bulb just above the soil ,10 -12cm apart . These bulbs thrive when they are crowded, so once planted leave them undesturbed for 3-4 years. Water […]

Welcome to Bulbs Direct

Today is the day… We are now open to the public- to celebrate, we are offering huge savings! Welcome to the Bulbs Direct family- New Zealand’s newest, simplest and best way to buy quality bulbs for your garden. Here at BulbsDirect we take pride in every bulb we grow and sell, if it does not live […]