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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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Delicate Cape Cowslip - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:18h 53m
Watsonia watsonoides - White Bugle Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:1d 9h 58m
Magnificent Pink Watsonia - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:2d 2h 17m
Zantedeschia aethiopica - Stunning Calla Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:2d 18h 47m
Maroon Flowered Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:2d 19h 49m
Cautleya gracilis var robusta - Himalayan Ginger - Exotic Garden Plant - Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.19Time left:3d 8h 55m
Costus dubius - African Costus - 10 Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:4d 9h 29m
African Iris - Aristea macrocarpa - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:4d 15h 11m
Ornithogalum multifolium - Chincherinchee - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:4d 15h 11m
Bulbinella elegans - Cat's Tail Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:5d 15h 13m
Zantedeschia aethiopica - Stunning Calla Lily - 5 Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:5d 16h 10m
Indian Shot - Spectacular Ornamental - Fresh Seed
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:6d 16h 18m
Beautiful White Gladiolus floribundus - Fresh Seed
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:7d 17h 56m
Strange Single Leaved Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:7d 18h 2m
Wachendorfia thyrsiflora - Red Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:7d 18h 12m
Cautleya spicata - Himalayan Ginger - 10 Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:8d 14h 59m
Lachenalia comptonii - Cape Hyacinth - Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:8d 15h 7m
Watsonia lepida - Hardy Cerise Bugle Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:9d 8h 25m
Littonia modesta - Climbing Butter Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:9d 17h 5m
Aristea pusilla - Dainty Blue Flowered Bulb - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:9d 18h 38m
Babiana ambigua - Baboon Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:10d 19h 42m
Gladiolus gueinzii - Coastal Gladiolus - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:11d 9h 56m
Kniphofia linearifolia - Common Marsh Poker - Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:11d 12h 48m
Lachenalia viridiflora  - Turquoise Cape Hyacinth - Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:12d 11h 36m
Kniphofia typhoides - Red Hot Poker -  5 Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:12d 14h 4m
Albuca setosa - Slime Lily - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:12d 18h 43m
Albuca longibracteata - Pregnant Onion - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:12d 19h 3m
Babiana angustifolia - Baboon Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:13d 15h 52m
Graceful Fairy Bell - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:14d 3h 32m
South African Bulbs and Tubers - 10 Packs of Seed - #12
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£9.99+£1.19Time left:14d 10h 35m
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