Posted: 24/04/2014 at 09:42
I have been using Parker's Dutch bulbs wholesale for many years. They continue to be excellent value, excellent quality, they deliver on time, keep customers informed and have the vast range we need. We use many of their bulbs in bedding schemes & borders in patterns. If I plant 500 or 5000 I can accurately gauge success - rarely are any missing & those that are are still in the ground with their flower shoots moused out!
As other examples, their Hippeastrums are fabulous and much admired, their Garlic and Onions excellent.and rarely failing
I find that their plants are supplied exactly as explained in their catalogues (on line and hard copy). For the cost, the plant material supplied is as I would expect. Bare root supply is normal for many of these plants - paying for compost, a pot, growing on space in a nursery and postage of bulky pots isn't necessary for many perennials, trees & shrubs. Though it does rely on the buyer to turn these into thriving plants.
I have occasionally evaluated other companies for comparisons but haven't found the range & value that Parkers (retail) or Dutch bulbs (Wholesale) offer.
Parkers get my vote then!!