Garden Express Spring Showbag - 225 Spring Flowering Bulbs $29 + $10 Delivery ($14 for TAS, NT, WA)

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Why not spend your Autumn doing social distancing in the garden? Then if you survive the Winter, you can enjoy these Spring flowering bulbs!
I got this offer through email last night, so I scrapped my previously planned purchases and I've bought this instead.
It really is a great deal and by my calculations, the value of $103 isn't an exaggeration.

Here's the website blurb:

Unable to attend this years Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show? Don’t want to miss out on the exceptional savings in this years Show Bag?
Don’t worry, you can now order this great deal online! Our Showbag Collection comprises of 225 bulbs in total made up of these 8 varieties:

15 Daffodil Mixed
25 Freesia Mixed
50 Ranunculi Mixed
25 Grape Hyacinth
25 Sparaxis Mixed
50 Anemone Mixed
25 Ixia Mixed
10 Dutch Iris Dark Blue

A total value of $103.00 at a very special Show price.

Note: I've added links to similar products for general info about the bulb varieties. The quantities from the showbag are different to the linked pages and I'm just guessing the link shows the actual variety you'll get. Click on the Planting and Growing Guide about halfway down the page for the useful info!

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Comments

  • +6 votes

    That's a real bargain for WA/NT/TAS

  • +1 vote

    Don't suppose anyone knows which are annuals vs perennial? Noob gardener.

    • +7 votes

      Ranunculi is best replaced annually; anemone every two years. The rest will just come back.

    • +1 vote

      This is my first time planting bulbs, so I dont know off the top of my head, bu there's a good Planting and Growing Guide on the page for each plant.
      I've had a quick glance at a few and it seems like most will flower again repeatedly, but might need to be dug up and stored when they're done flowering.

  • +1 vote

    A bit of a coincidence - I was driving about 1 hour ago and I saw a car with the number plates - DNGN MSTR 😀

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    I was almost about to buy this one but the reviews seem a bit mixed on https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/garden-express (old reviews) and also on Google Reviews https://goo.gl/maps/8tCZn1vTirzTAEoV6 (which has more recent reviews) so your mileage may vary.

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    Bought 50 Daffodils for $29 in Bunnings. Love bulbs but can't plant 225 bulbs. Thinking of planting some in my lawn for that great colour.

    I grew Freesias last two years. Very nice perfume but they droop as they need support.

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    Nice one. Ordered. Should make the verge look pretty.

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    hmm cant add to cart. database error.
    anyone else having this problme ? has it been OB'd to death ?

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    Op and anyone who knows gardening, do you know how long I can keep them before planting them?

    • +1 vote

      I barely have any experience with bulbs, but a bit of googling sugggests they could keep for up to a year in the right conditions. That said, Autumn is generally the time to plant for Spring flowers, but some species can be planted later and flower in the Summer (like my gladioli just did). Hopefully someone with more experience can chime in.

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    Do these do anything to zombies on my lawn? I mean, I've not seen any of those 8 plants so far, is there a DLC I missed?

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    purchased, thanks

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    Got the bulbs delivered today, they are pretty poor. The iris and daffodils are a good size but the rest are all pea size.

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      That doesnt sound good. Mine have just shipped so I cant compare yet. Im not experienced with bulbs but would that mean they were dug up too early and stand less of a chance of surviving?

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        The pea size bulbs are the baby bulbs that grow off the side of the main large bulbs. These won't flower for years, if at all.

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          I'm sorry to hear that. They do offer some kind of conditional guarantee, but if you didn't get what's advertised, you do really deserve a refund and should get in touch with them about it.

          I hope its not the case, but if others also received poor quality product it'd be better to post about it in this thread to warn about future deals from this place.

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      Bulb size is related to its variety. Daffodils and Iris are bigger bulbs.
      Are you comparing the size of the other ones to bulbs you've previously purchased of the same?

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    Quick question for all the green thumbs, is there a set time that I need to plant these bulbs by?

    Landscaping has hit a road block so I might only be able to plant these after June.

    Thanks in advance!

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