Lidl bulbs and bare root perennials in stock.

NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,171
edited 9 March in Plants
Well they are here, maybe in a Lidl near you... 

Just bought several Dahlia Noordwijks Glorie plus a Colour Sensation - all orange and huge tubers, some more liatris to add to add to an existing group, gypsophilia for the white garden and  Kniphofia Uvaria, all bare root. All €1.19-1.99 except the Noordwijks Dahlias which were €2.49. Loads of choice..rudbeckia, alstibe, phlox, echinops, glads, geraniums, hermerocalis...

Interestingly, two of the items on my receipt say ‘autumn bulbs’, nothing on the packets, so not sure which ones but will pot them all up anyway...
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,454
    I bought both of those dahlias from Lidl last year. Excellent value, they grew into huge plants and produced lots of flowers. Don't forget to stake well.  I have given all the Noordwijks glorie to my sister, but kept the colour sensation.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 1,336
    I got a Convolvulus cneorum there yesterday (ony a 4" or so pot but it looks good and bushy).  It's something I've been meaning to try for years but never quite got around to looking for one.  Keeping it on the windowsill for now because we have cold windy sleety rain forecast for tomorrow.
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    edited 9 March
    Was supposed to start Thursday tried then and again this morning but unfortunately as yet ours have no stock  :/ I need ten bags of compost and will probable end up with lots of other things :) as one does.

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 1,783
    Now I have to go to Lidl, I have to walk and it’s raining but I cannot resist the thought of all those bargains! 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,407
    Our local store had a few packs of dahlias, some gladioli and 2 weigelias at around 10am on Thursday. No sign of any clematis which is what l'd gone looking for. Just the luck of the draw l suppose. 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,454
    I can recommend the Priscilla gladioli. A nice soft peachy pink. 
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • NannaBooNannaBoo Posts: 949
    Hi All, I bought strawberries from Lidl last Sunday £3.99 for a box of 6 or 2 box's total of 12 plants for £6 and the Lavender in the background from Aldi at £1.99.
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 267
    I know these Supermarkets are cheap, but I think it such a shame people prefer them to Garden Centreswhere you get expert advise and plants grown by reputable nurseries who care about their plants and make sure the quality is second to none.
    We should all be supporting local businesses, supermarkets sell far too many non-food items and more and more plants are now available from them too, usually coming in from abroad (disease risks)
    So many people buy a plant from them and have a problem with it but don't take it back and ask their advise,  instead they go into a Garden Centre and ask someone who takes time to explain how to care for it. I speak from experience.
    Garden Centre plants are more expensive because they pay the, often small nurseryman, a fair price for his stock. The plants are better cared for than a Supermarket where quite often dead plants abound on a trolley of others 'hanging out their tongues for a drink or TLC.

    That's my soap box speech over for today.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • I've given up on our local overpriced garden centre - only large plants with a starting price of £5.99 and as for advice!  I heard one member of staff recommending a laburnum tree to a couple with two young children.  I,ve never had a failure from Lidl and the quality is excellent.  If you want choice then we love Hayloft - good advice and excellent service for well grown plants.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,171
    I appreciate your point yorkshirerose and I would agree with you if you had said ‘support your local specialist nurseries’ and not garden centres. Over here, GCs have less choice of dahlias than Lidl and often perennials I can’t get locally, plus they are pretty clueless about plants! These from Lidl are dutch bulbs/plants and Holland is where I suspect most GCs get their bulbs, tubers etc., from anyway. I agree though its a bit cheeky asking advice from GCs regarding your shop-bought plants, but no different from going to a shop to check out a product and then buying it cheaper online - the way of the world, I’m afraid!
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