• star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,079

    Ooh Dove, will have a proper look later and send for those. Also seen some agapanthus, but not sure of size because they are cheap,. Have you ever bought things from them 

  • Andy19Andy19 Posts: 541

    Looks like Parker's same pictures for there begonia's that's what i think maybe wrong.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,707

    I suspect that most places are using a small group of suppliers for bedding plants etc and I wouldn't buy them unseen.

    I think that snowdrops in the green are likely to be ok.

    I have bought from them in the past, but quite some time ago, and it was shrubs and climbers - they were good value. image

    A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in - Greek proverb 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,024

    Might be worth checking the prices against eurobulbs. I haven't checked but my collection from euro was pretty cheap though some years ago.


  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..The Guardian does use J Parker bulbs as it's garden centre.... you can go on their website and order direct from them.. same prices.... also option of double snowdrops but they cost a fair bit more....

  • chickychicky Posts: 7,090

    I used eurobulbs last week ( wisbech based) for that reason.  20 "free" bulbs for £6 postage wasn't as good as  Eurobulbs £9 for 100 bulbs - and i needed a few.  When i get myself going i will plant mine today - ordered last Sunday, arrived on Thursday, along with some great quality cyclamen.  They get my voteimage

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  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    I can recommend Anglia Bulbs for in the green snowdrops, I think they are £9.50 for 100 bulbs inc postage

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    …. I sent for some stuff from the Guardian, and was horrified when it arrived to find it was Parkers!! Have had several very bad experiences with them in the past - however, the sad looking plugs are trying to grow, and the geraniums too - bulbs appear OK but they are quite hard to do much with I guess.

    Nice to see Wisbech mentioned and the nurseries used, I lived there for many years in a previous life.  Perfect part of the world for good bulbs and some excellent companies there growing them. 

  • I can recommend   P de Jager & Sons Ltd.

  • do snowdrops double up the next year i have some in my garden in flower really nice.

    but the patch dose not seem to be getting any large??????

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,024

    They usually multiply quite well anthony. But not so well in sticky soil. I had a few Wendy's Gold which didn't increase at all on heavy soil, when I moved them to something light and tasty they romped away 

  • thankyou nutcutlet maybe i try moving some and see next year. cant do it today got a heavy frost

  • Pottie PamPottie Pam Posts: 887

    I find that snowdrops like company when planting out. Before I knew better I planted some singley and they haven't made big clumps like the ones planted together in fives.

    I always dig some up every year to pot up indoors to enjoy as soon as they are poking through the soil then when they go over plant out again.


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