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in The potting shed
Ooh Dove, will have a proper look later and send for those. Also seen some agapanthus, but not sure of size because they are cheap,. Have you ever bought things from them
Looks like Parker's same pictures for there begonia's that's what i think maybe wrong.
I suspect that most places are using a small group of suppliers for bedding plants etc and I wouldn't buy them unseen.
I think that snowdrops in the green are likely to be ok.
I have bought from them in the past, but quite some time ago, and it was shrubs and climbers - they were good value.
Might be worth checking the prices against eurobulbs. I haven't checked but my collection from euro was pretty cheap though some years ago.
..The Guardian does use J Parker bulbs as it's garden centre.... you can go on their website and order direct from them.. same prices.... also option of double snowdrops but they cost a fair bit more....
I used eurobulbs last week ( wisbech based) for that reason. 20 "free" bulbs for £6 postage wasn't as good as Eurobulbs £9 for 100 bulbs - and i needed a few. When i get myself going i will plant mine today - ordered last Sunday, arrived on Thursday, along with some great quality cyclamen. They get my vote
I can recommend Anglia Bulbs for in the green snowdrops, I think they are £9.50 for 100 bulbs inc postage
…. I sent for some stuff from the Guardian, and was horrified when it arrived to find it was Parkers!! Have had several very bad experiences with them in the past - however, the sad looking plugs are trying to grow, and the geraniums too - bulbs appear OK but they are quite hard to do much with I guess.
Nice to see Wisbech mentioned and the nurseries used, I lived there for many years in a previous life. Perfect part of the world for good bulbs and some excellent companies there growing them.
I can recommend P de Jager & Sons Ltd. http://www.dejager.co.uk/
do snowdrops double up the next year i have some in my garden in flower really nice.
but the patch dose not seem to be getting any large??????
They usually multiply quite well anthony. But not so well in sticky soil. I had a few Wendy's Gold which didn't increase at all on heavy soil, when I moved them to something light and tasty they romped away
thankyou nutcutlet maybe i try moving some and see next year. cant do it today got a heavy frost
I find that snowdrops like company when planting out. Before I knew better I planted some singley and they haven't made big clumps like the ones planted together in fives.
I always dig some up every year to pot up indoors to enjoy as soon as they are poking through the soil then when they go over plant out again.