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Where to buy spring bulbs?

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buttonsforbreakfast Sun 10-Nov-13 16:20:46

I had plans for planting up some pots and borders with the usual suspects, but my usual cheapy shops (poundland etc) don't have any - I think I might have missed them! I've never bought plants online before - I'm a bargain corner/pinch from other gardeners kinda gal grin Can anyone point me in the direction for bargain bulbs I can buy now, either online or in the shops?

mamacoffee Sun 10-Nov-13 19:43:43

Following- I'm in the same predicament!

CMOTDibbler Sun 10-Nov-13 19:45:45

My dad swears by Van Meuwen as they always have so many special offers so you get free stuff

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sun 10-Nov-13 19:52:20

I like Van Meuwen with their offers but also use J Parkers (just for bulbs not plants) and I know people rate Spaldings. Tried to link them but can't right now, sorry.

buttonsforbreakfast Sun 10-Nov-13 20:37:28

Thanks - I'm off for an online spending spree smile

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sun 10-Nov-13 20:45:18

Just remember you need to plant them and don't go too mad. I've put in a good few hundred recently and was congratulating myself on the last lot of tulips earlier when I realised I have another offer that hadn't arrived yet, another couple of hundred <rubs stiff back and neck>

buttonsforbreakfast Sun 10-Nov-13 20:53:52

Ha yes - I also need to remember what and where I planted last year! (I don't need daffs or crocuses, so alliums, fritillaria and snowdrops are on my list!)

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sun 10-Nov-13 21:00:28

I keep digging things up ! Here's a link for some free bulbs if you use Van Meuwen. Think it still works.

buttonsforbreakfast Sun 10-Nov-13 21:16:07

Thanks for that - looks like it still works!

mamacoffee Mon 11-Nov-13 01:02:35

I just found a free delivery code forvan meuwen VMPCP5Z its for bulbs n plants!

buttonsforbreakfast Mon 11-Nov-13 13:46:01

I think my laptop decided against my spending spree as the battery died when I got to the van meuwen checkout last night! So a trip to homebase this morning resulted in bogof on their bulbs (not much left but I found snowdrops, crocuses, alliums and fritillaria) plus some 50p plants in the bargain corner which hopefully will cheer up in the spring!

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