Must-have kit for bulb planting

Planting bulbs is an autumn activity that will reap rewards next spring. Don’t miss out: make life easier with these helpful tools and accessories

WHERE TO BUY

De Wit hand bulb planter £19.99 Crocus 01344 578111; www.crocus.co.uk 

Kent & Stowe long-handled stainless steel bulb planter £24.99 Primrose 0118 903 5210; www.primrose.co.uk 

Niwaki Hori-hori knife £24 (holster £28) Niwaki 01747 445059; www.niwaki.com

Squirrel-proof cloches £37.99 for two, Crocus 01344 578111; www.crocus.co.uk 

Bulb planting kit £27.95 and planting trays from £7.50 Sarah Raven 0345 092 0283; www.sarahraven.com

Ladies’ groundbreaker spade £44.99 and hand held bulb planter £17.99 Burgon & Ball 0114 233 8262; www.burgonandball.com

Spring bulb flowerpot collection £242 for four Whichford Pottery 01608 684416; www.whichfordpottery.co.uk 

Bosmere small round bulb baskets £4.74 for three (26cm) Littlefields Farm 01455 393000;
www.littlefieldsfarm.com