That's a shame Jo. I'm lucky to have "urban farms" and places that could use free bulbs as a workshop with their disadvantaged clients but 200 bulbs is a lot to have to get rid of!
Hi Nut, I will ask my father in law, he'll know someone who does and I will let you know asap.I know its usually around the middle to late October. and on a Friday.
Thanks Gardenmaiden, I missed it last year
I've ordered most of my bulbs from Rose Cottage. I haven't used them before but they were cheaper than Bloms, Broadleigh and Walkers on the stuff I wanted.
The rest I got from jparkers, I'm getting the crocus and daffs free.
I'm trying to guerrilla garden (or urban garden as it's more politely put above!) a thin strip of council land next to my railings in the hope if it looks tidy they'll stop weedkilling near my plants and hitting the railings with the mower. That's the plan for the free daffs - a hazardous mission
Oh, also ordered the allium offer on here and the free blue things from Woolmans.
No probs Jo, it's just me being a tight arse, never refuse anything that's free, always someone wants it,
So the bulbs from gee tee turned up along with another parcel containing someone else's order, emailed them to let them know and they said keep them!!! That's 570 more bulbs for me now! That's a lot of tulips in pots for friends I think.
I took up a special offer from Amazon for 300 bulbs for £15.00. They were delivered very quickly and were in lovely condition and a good variety of tulips, allium, anemones, dutch iris, mini narcisi and one I had never heard of so will look it up. They were from a company called "MyGarden" which unknown to me, my husband subscribes to. I find that in their pamphlet the same offer was only £9.99. I know my husband was disappointed with some standard rose bushes he purchsed from them, so I wait with anticipation to see if the bulbs are ok. Any that don't go in the garden will go into pots ready for the car boot in the spring, if they don't sell, I will have a lovely colourful patio - hopefully.
I've ordered Daffs and Tulips from Taylors this year as they had the varieties I wanted at a reasonable price. Last year I ordered from Sarah Raven and I have to say the Tulips were beautiful (hopefully they will come back this year). Might order some more yet. One thing I don't like is mixed bags of things, I like to choose the colours and varieties I like.
Yvie - I agree with you re mixed bags. I only buy the ones I want. Gee Tee were good when I bought from them two years ago. I must have got around three hundred bulbs (or more )