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amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
Have just started my bulb shopping so I can have all the varieties I want to plant for spring colour. I want to add some white Camassia and also add a few taller alliums to the ones I tried last year and also add a few of the same varieties to make sure the display next year will be as good as it was. 

While looking around was fascinated by these unique looking hyacinths at Avon Bulbs, have a read if you fancy

Also see that Farmer Gracy has free P&P over the bank holiday weekend with code SBHW

But probably will buy again from Peter Nyssen.

What have you got your eye on bulb wise? 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,171
    Nuffink - I have more than enough!
    I say that, but.... ;)

    I have a couple of types of white Camassias - the usual one and semi plena. The only drawback of them, I find, is that the foliage takes up a lot of room, and gets a bit flattened in rough weather. 
    Other than that - lovely plants, and give good height in a border. 
    I got both types from Peter Nyssen. Good big bulbs.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
    Could do with a bit of height in the white flowered section of my patch...they will be quite protected @Fairygirl had lots of great bulbs from the last season, not a single dud in 400. 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,171
    I have other planting around them, which got a bit covered with the foliage, but I might try and minimise it a bit this year and do some basic supports for them. One end of the border is fine, but the other end has quite a bit of other stuff round them and it all got a bit messy. They're good because the flowering stems themselves don't need any support. 
    I have them in with white Jap. anemones so they work well together  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
    Oh I can imagine working with japanese anemones...the location I'm thinking has a few too. It's in semi shade...so fingers crossed they'll like it. Hope I don't spend too much money but thinking about growing some Ixia in a pot for some portable interest. Have a few bulbs from my pots last year...will be fun to get them all organised and planted before it gets too wet. Was a total mud bath last year. 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,171
    Mine are in a fairly shaded border. One end gets a bit more sun, but the end at the shed is pretty shady all the time, apart from a a bit of afternoon sun in summer. 
    I have white Dicentras and Acteas in there too, and a new clematis for going over the shed. Primulas etc and some daffs and other shade lovers  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
    Thanks encouraging...will have to click that buy button!
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,600
    Just bought some lovely bulbs in B&Q 3 packs of bulbs for £7.
    Good sized, good quality ,healthy bulbs.
    Devon.
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
    They had some decent ones last year @Hostafan1 glad you found the varieties you were after ;) My local one is in a bit of disarray, but if ?I visit any of the other nearby ones will have a look. Got some Hyacinths woodstock last weekend from the garden centre, love the colour and fragrance. 
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,600
    I'm not super fussy about varieties. I always buy more aliums and more tete a tete, but tulips are treated as a one year things, so I just buy whatever takes my fancy
    Devon.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    edited August 2020
    @amancalledgeorge  those hyacinth look interesting, I wonder if they're scented.

    I've just picked up these Tulips in Lidl for £1.60 approx. Although I've had trouble with some Lidl plant purchases not coming true, I've found their bulbs to be good value.

    I've also planted some more snakes head fritillary and some ixia 
    . I've got loads of crocus, scilla, anemones and various daffs but I only choose scented daffs or the tiny jonquils
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