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In praise of Anglia Bulb Company.

Discussion in 'Retailer Feedback' started by roders, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. roders

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    :smile: Just to mention excellent service from this company.
    Good quality begonia tubers.
    All packaged in brown paper bags marked up, type colour and quantity.
    An accompanying letter offering guidance for growing.
    Plastic labels also included.
    There was an offer of free summer bulbs to go with my order, I forgot to order these, they promptly e-mailed me as to which I required.
    All very soundly packed in stout cardboard box.
    Ok ,you might say that is the minimum requirement from all similar company's ................but it's certainly not always the case.


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      I ordered some spring flowering bulbs from the same company. They've all come up and are flowering or have nice buds on. I can't fault Anglia and will definitely be ordering from them again.
       
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          I've fallen in love, I so must have some habenaria radiate for my chill out corner.... off to order
           
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          They are very demanding and certainly not hardy.
          I grew mine in 40% perlite, 40% ericacious compost and 20% sharp sand. Only use rain water. Store cool over the winter but certainly frost free (8 to 10°c is ideal). Repot in the spring.
           
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            Received my Lilies and Colocasia Elephants Ears yesterday from Anglia Bulbs, all packed in brown bags, labels etc, even a little envelope inside the box hand written with my name on it. It's 10/10 from me too.
             
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            • roders

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              Just recieved some plump Trailing Begonia tubers from Anglia Bulbs.
              Just trying another way to get them to shoot a bit quicker as recommended by some magazine I read ,put them in a plastic bag of moist compost in the airing cupboard ,sounds like a plan.:blue thumb:
               
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                I am awaiting an order at the moment. I had no intention of ordering owt until I spotted Gloriosa carsonii in their catalogue :hapydancsmil:
                 
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                  @roders , please let me know how your Begonia bag method goes . I pot mine up and bring them into a warm room , they take 8 to 22 days to show with about a 70-80% success rate.
                   
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