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waterbuffalofarmer

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BrimwoodFarm

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Re: Ebay, flowers/bulbs
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 06:22:44 pm »
There's some GREAT bargains on eBay. Just be cautious with bulbs. I bought 100 native bluebells last year to establish a brand new British bluebell wood. They came up this year. They weren't native bluebells.  :'(

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Ebay, flowers/bulbs
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 06:48:11 pm »
There's some GREAT bargains on eBay. Just be cautious with bulbs. I bought 100 native bluebells last year to establish a brand new British bluebell wood. They came up this year. They weren't native bluebells.  :'(
Couldn't you complain to ebay about it? False advertising that! T&M sell native bluebell bulbs. Here we are.....
http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-bulbs-and-tubers/other-flower-bulbs-and-tubers/english-bluebells/p7146TM
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BrimwoodFarm

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Re: Ebay, flowers/bulbs
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 07:20:29 pm »
Funnily enough I just ordered those due to the sale, so have another 200 bulbs winging their way.

I complained to the seller and he apologised and said they'd replace this autumn but I'm don't trust them anymore. I was gutted because the whole point was establishing a British bluebell grove to combat these spanish ones, so when hybrids came up I was NOT impressed!

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Ebay, flowers/bulbs
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 09:06:53 pm »
Aldi are currently selling 5 or so kg  sacks of British Daffs for £4.99  if you can get to a local store before they run out .

 We got two sacks six years ago and are really starting to see the daffs in good bloom .
 I haven't been taking up the bulbs either,  just putting  an annual November 3 to 4 inch thick mulch of well composted matter and sprinkle of well composted manures over each bed instead .
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