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medieval knievel
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: bulb buying begun Reply with quote

i popped into mr. middleton's yesterday, and they've stocked up on the bulbs again - i got forty snake's head fritillary bulbs (€3.99 for 20), 24 allium sphaerocephalon (€1.99 a dozen, i think), two foxtail lilies (the more expensive variety, they were sold out of the cheaper ones) and five bulbs whose name i think begins with 'orni' (they look kinda like a cross between foxtail lilies and lupins) for 99c each.

now we just have to find somewhere to squeeze them in...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the orni ones were ornithogalum:
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are starting in time medieval knievel. I love the frittilaria myself. Never came across the ornithogalum, but don't the unopened flower spikes look like lupins.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they didn't have a plant i was looking for, which i'd seen on an old gardener's world special (on UKTV style gardens) - veronicastrum. i dunno if it's a bulb, but the interesting bit looks like this:
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't think it is a bulb. A perennial I'd say, so the best time to look for it in the gardencentres would be the summer as they usually bring in a lot of flowering perennials at that time. you never know someone on here may have a division of it to give to you, anyone anyone. lol
the old name for some forms of Hebe was veronica, these types had a similar flower to the plant you pictured, interesting.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject: Great prices for bulbs and where? Reply with quote

Would you please put up a website address for Mr. Middletons. Fruitillaria are a great deal. Mine seem to have disappeared. Orange colour. Were wonky. Too much shade? Flopped and could have been carried off by the squirrels when they were over. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi ormondsview

http://www.mrmiddleton.com/shop
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:21 pm    Post subject: re bulbs Reply with quote

hi another excellent mail order site for bulbs is www.peternyssen.com its probably a bit late for spring bulbs now but summer bulbs on sale from that start of december,well worth a look.
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