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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.

 

Featured Items

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

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Honey Scented Gladiolus meliusculus - Fresh Seed
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:3h 14m
Stunning Flame Lily - Gloriosa superba - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 6h 13m
Watsonia pulchra - Pink Form - Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:2d 0h 53m
Beautiful African Flag - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:2d 2h 1m
Dierama robustum - Fairy Bells - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:2d 7h 12m
Babiana villosa - Baboon Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:3d 3h 18m
Delicate Cape Cowslip - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:4d 6h 21m
Magnificent Pink Watsonia - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:5d 13h 46m
Zantedeschia aethiopica - Stunning Calla Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 6h 15m
Kniphofia triangularis - Dwarf Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 6h 15m
Pure White Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.45+£1.10Time left:6d 6h 15m
Maroon Flowered Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 7h 17m
White Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 17h 45m
Cautleya gracilis var robusta - Himalayan Ginger - Exotic Garden Plant - Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 20h 24m
Costus dubius - African Costus - 10 Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:7d 20h 57m
African Iris - Aristea macrocarpa - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:8d 2h 39m
Ornithogalum multifolium - Chincherinchee - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:8d 2h 40m
Dainty White Wild Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:8d 17h 35m
Bulbinella elegans - Cat's Tail Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:9d 2h 42m
Zantedeschia aethiopica - Stunning Calla Lily - 5 Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:9d 3h 38m
Ornithogalum thyrsoides - Chincherinchee - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:10d 2h 45m
Indian Shot - Spectacular Ornamental - Fresh Seed
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:10d 3h 47m
Senecio longiflora - Succulent Daisy - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:10d 5h 3m
Beautiful White Gladiolus floribundus - Fresh Seed
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:11d 5h 25m
Strange Single Leaved Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:11d 5h 30m
Wachendorfia thyrsiflora - Red Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:11d 5h 40m
Lachenalia comptonii - Cape Hyacinth - Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:12d 2h 36m
Mountain Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:12d 10h 44m
Watsonia lepida - Hardy Cerise Bugle Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:12d 19h 54m
Littonia modesta - Climbing Butter Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:13d 4h 33m
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