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 Selling seeds and plants from around the world, specialising mainly in those from arid areas, including Cacti and other Succulent plants - especially Stapeliads. Now also listing seeds of South African bulbs and tubers including some rare and spectacular species that are hard to find.

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South African Bulbs and Tubers

No doubt you will have noticed that I am now selling seeds of many bulbs and tubers.  It is no coincidence that the majority of these originate from Southern Africa.  Indeed many of our most popular garden bulbs, especially those flowering in the summer or early autumn, originate from Southern Africa.  Most of us are familiar with such plants as Gladiola or the Red Hot Poker - but how many of us have heard of the Blazing Star, Bugle Lily or Cape Hyacinth?

Read on to find out more of the background of how some of our most spectacular garden subjects originate from Southern Africa and how for a small price and some TLC how you too can bring an exotic flavour to your garden.

Autumn or Spring Sowing - Summer or Winter Flowering

What a difference the rains make...
The bulbs can be divided according to when the rains come to that particular area. 

Those subjected to mainly winter rainfall are the Winter Flowerers and should be sown in the Autumn, although that period can be extended with minimal equipment and thought.  These will generally grow well in the Northern Hemisphere as container grown bulbs where the amount of water received can be moderated and protection can be given from the harshest of the weather.

Those hailing from the mainly summer rainfall areas are the Summer Flowerers and they should be sown in the Spring.  Again this period can be extended and the bulbs kept in leaf for much of their early life to boost the size of the bulb and to bring forward first flowering.  With these types the strict dry resting period is not as critical early on.  These grow well in the Northern Hemisphere in open ground, where necessary extra drainage can be provided.  Deeply rooted specimens will survive all but the harshest winters (where the ground actually freezes at depth), all other types may be lifted and stored frost free.

Most of my listings will state which type of bulb it is, in terms of rainfall area/flowering period.

 

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For some examples see below, although this is only a fraction of my stock.

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Ornithogalum thyrsoides - Chincherinchee - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:6h 24m
Indian Shot - Spectacular Ornamental - Fresh Seed
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:7h 26m
Senecio longiflora - Succulent Daisy - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:8h 42m
Arisaema flavum - Jack in the Pulpit - 10 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.60+£1.10Time left:1d 6h 15m
Eucomis pallidiflora - Giant Pineapple Lily - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 7h 55m
Beautiful White Gladiolus floribundus - Fresh Seed
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 9h 4m
Strange Single Leaved Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 9h 9m
Wachendorfia thyrsiflora - Red Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 9h 19m
Lachenalia comptonii - Cape Hyacinth - Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:2d 6h 15m
Mountain Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:2d 14h 23m
Watsonia lepida - Hardy Cerise Bugle Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:2d 23h 33m
Littonia modesta - Climbing Butter Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:3d 8h 12m
Aristea pusilla - Dainty Blue Flowered Bulb - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:3d 9h 46m
Ornithogalum pulchrum - Chincherinchee - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£0.99Time left:3d 12h 21m
Watsonia watsonoides - White Bugle Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:4d 2h 47m
Babiana ambigua - Baboon Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:4d 10h 50m
Spectacular Tall Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£0.99Time left:4d 20h 19m
Gladiolus gueinzii - Coastal Gladiolus - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:5d 1h 3m
Annona cherimola - Custard Apple - 10 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.99+£1.10Time left:5d 2h 52m
Kniphofia linearifolia - Common Marsh Poker - Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:5d 3h 56m
Lachenalia viridiflora  - Turquoise Cape Hyacinth - Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 2h 43m
Unusual Cape Hyacinth -  Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 2h 43m
Albuca setosa - Slime Lily - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 9h 50m
Albuca longibracteata - Pregnant Onion - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 10h 11m
Fragrant Baboon Root - Babiana fragrans - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:7d 7h 0m
Babiana angustifolia - Baboon Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:7d 7h 0m
Graceful Fairy Bell - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:7d 18h 40m
South African Bulbs and Tubers - 10 Packs of Seed - #12
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£9.99+£1.10Time left:8d 1h 43m
Graceful Cape Bulb - Albuca maxima - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:8d 9h 24m
Watsonia aletroides - Red Bugle Lily - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:8d 14h 17m
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