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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:26 am    Post subject: No more bulbs? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I have had some lovely crocus bulbs growing amongst ornamental grasses in the past but due to ongoing problems with neighbouring cats, I had to redesign/relocate some plants in the garden and lost some of the bulbs in the process.

Now I can't seem to find any bulbs for sale and I love bulbs so much. Looking for dwarf types, crocus (inc. autumn flowering ), alliums and perhaps amarylis.

Anyone know the name of a good bulb catalogue, that I could order? Or are garden centres still selling bulbs anywhere? I heard that some places have stopped selling bulbs due to the cut backs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Artalis, the shops do not have any bulbs at the moment as this is not the right time for planting them. They will not have spring flowering bulbs (daffodil, tulip, snowdrop, crocus etc.) in stock until the end of August/September as that is when they should be planted for the following spring. They will have the summer flowering bulbs (lillies, amarylis, dahlias etc.) in stock in February/March as that is when they should be planted for summer flowering.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: bulbs in irelands Gardens Reply with quote

Thanx catman,

Embarassed I knew that already.....he he

My local garden centres say that they will no longer sell bulbs due to lack of customer demand and low sales...and I have noticed a decline in bulb ranges for sale in local supermarkets too, around Feb/March.....

anxious to locate a source for Autumn flowering crocus well in advance.....

Now I have browsed previous listings on this page, and found some great online websites for bulbs...

Thanx catman and thanx to Irish Gardeners' Forum for your help...... Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: bulbs in irelands Gardens Reply with quote

artalis wrote:
Thanx catman,

Embarassed I knew that already.....he he

My local garden centres say that they will no longer sell bulbs due to lack of customer demand and low sales...and I have noticed a decline in bulb ranges for sale in local supermarkets too, around Feb/March.....

anxious to locate a source for Autumn flowering crocus well in advance.....

Now I have browsed previous listings on this page, and found some great online websites for bulbs...

Thanx catman and thanx to Irish Gardeners' Forum for your help...... Cool


.....just ordered some saffron crocus.....and dwarf iris
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a Irish owned bulb company I have used previously.

http://www.heritagegardening.com/

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:05 pm    Post subject: order bulbs Reply with quote

Thanx Protein,
I have now added that local ( Irish ) seller to my favourites. More sources means more choice-it's all good

thanx Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: re bulbs Reply with quote

hi another site to try is-www.peternyssen.com,based in manchester,have usedd them over the past number of years and are pretty good.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: bulb locators Reply with quote

Hi frengerrs,

Thanks. Ordered a selection from peternyjssen in Holland. I was amazed at the vast selection available. Was very tempted by some unusual exoticones, but kind of knew that they would most likely perish here in Ireland.

PN Holland are more expensive to buy from due to expensive shipping costs that hike up prices. However, I have ordered some crocus sativus and the Holland variety is the one recommended by some of the world's most prolific producers. So I splashed out this time and treated myself.

If I want to see Christmas this year, next time I will have to beg for some freebies, lol.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you tried beechill bulbs in Tullamore Co. Offaly . This is an excellent source for both wholesale and retail. I have experience of their quality.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just heard that daffodil and other spring bulbs will be scarce this autumn because of low bulb yields in U.K.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just received my copy of the Irish Garden magazine today, and there was a catalogue inside all about bulbs:
www.heritagebulbs.com
I don't know anything about them, and maybe it's even the same outfit that Protein has mentioned, but it may be worth a look.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject: heritage bulbs Reply with quote

Thanks Sive,

It's a popular store and worth a visit for sure, thanx.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:37 pm    Post subject: bulb store Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
have you tried beechill bulbs in Tullamore Co. Offaly . This is an excellent source for both wholesale and retail. I have experience of their quality.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)


Thanx Michael-checking it out now!

artalis Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: bulbs Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
just heard that daffodil and other spring bulbs will be scarce this autumn because of low bulb yields in U.K.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)


Oh! Good thing that I have a few stores to shop from now thanx to you and everyone who posted here.

artalis Smile
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