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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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Dierama dracomontanum - Angels Fishing Rod - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1h 5m
Eucomis comosa - Pineapple Flower - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1h 5m
Freesia refracta - Freesia - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1h 5m
Highly Variable Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:2h 58m
Beautiful Spotted Calla Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:5h 44m
Alcazar Torch Lily - Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:9h 12m
Stunning Species Gladiolus splendens - Fresh Seed
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:13h 14m
Tulbaghia violacea - Society Garlic - 5 Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 2h 52m
Coconut Scented Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 7h 31m
Lapeirousia anceps - Painted Petals - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 8h 24m
Arisaema intermedium - Whip Cord Lily - 10 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.60+£1.10Time left:1d 10h 22m
Hardy Cerise Bugle Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 10h 24m
Arisaema tortuosum - Whip Cord Cobra Lily - 10 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.60+£1.10Time left:1d 10h 31m
Dierama erectum - Angels Fishing Rod - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 12h 5m
Watsonia confusa - Bugle Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:2d 6h 6m
Freesia fucata - Freesia - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:3d 5h 1m
Senecio longiflora - Succulent Daisy - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:4d 1h 18m
Honey Scented Gladiolus meliusculus - Fresh Seed
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:4d 8h 47m
Stunning Flame Lily - Gloriosa superba - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:5d 11h 47m
Watsonia pulchra - Pink Form - Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 6h 26m
Beautiful African Flag - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 7h 34m
Dierama robustum - Fairy Bells - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 9h 27m
Babiana villosa - Baboon Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:7d 8h 51m
Delicate Cape Cowslip - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:8d 11h 55m
Magnificent Pink Watsonia - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:9d 19h 19m
Zantedeschia aethiopica - Stunning Calla Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:10d 11h 49m
Kniphofia triangularis - Dwarf Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:10d 11h 49m
Maroon Flowered Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:10d 12h 51m
White Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:10d 23h 18m
Arisaema consanguinem - Dragon Arum - 10  Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.60+£1.10Time left:11d 0h 1m
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