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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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Cautleya spicata - Himalayan Ginger - 10 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:1h 41m
Maroon Flowered Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:3h 42m
White Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:14h 9m
Cautleya gracilis var robusta - Himalayan Ginger - Exotic Garden Plant - Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:16h 48m
Costus dubius - African Costus - 10 Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 17h 22m
African Iris - Aristea macrocarpa - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 23h 4m
Ornithogalum multifolium - Chincherinchee - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:1d 23h 4m
Dainty White Wild Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:2d 14h 0m
Bulbinella elegans - Cat's Tail Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:2d 23h 6m
Ornithogalum thyrsoides - Chincherinchee - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:3d 23h 9m
Indian Shot - Spectacular Ornamental - Fresh Seed
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:4d 0h 11m
Senecio longiflora - Succulent Daisy - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:4d 1h 28m
Arisaema flavum - Jack in the Pulpit - 10 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.60+£1.10Time left:4d 23h 1m
Eucomis pallidiflora - Giant Pineapple Lily - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:5d 0h 40m
Beautiful White Gladiolus floribundus - Fresh Seed
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:5d 1h 49m
Strange Single Leaved Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:5d 1h 55m
Wachendorfia thyrsiflora - Red Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:5d 2h 5m
Lachenalia comptonii - Cape Hyacinth - Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:5d 23h 0m
Mountain Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 7h 9m
Watsonia lepida - Hardy Cerise Bugle Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:6d 16h 18m
Littonia modesta - Climbing Butter Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:7d 0h 58m
Aristea pusilla - Dainty Blue Flowered Bulb - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:7d 2h 32m
Ornithogalum pulchrum - Chincherinchee - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£0.99Time left:7d 5h 6m
Watsonia watsonoides - White Bugle Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:7d 19h 32m
Babiana ambigua - Baboon Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:8d 3h 35m
Spectacular Tall Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£0.99Time left:8d 13h 5m
Gladiolus gueinzii - Coastal Gladiolus - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:8d 17h 49m
Annona cherimola - Custard Apple - 10 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.99+£1.10Time left:8d 19h 38m
Kniphofia linearifolia - Common Marsh Poker - Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.10Time left:8d 20h 42m
Lachenalia viridiflora  - Turquoise Cape Hyacinth - Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.10Time left:9d 19h 29m
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