I am not a gambler, but may have to change. My Gamblers' Pot Luck Collection of bulbs has just arrived. More planting my bones and muscles complain. Treats ahead the rest of me cries.
It is a very clever idea. The garden company makes packages of the bulbs they have left in uneconomical numbers and sends them out to people who are prepared to take a punt. You have no input into what you receive, but they guarantee that for $45 you will get at least $90 worth of bulbs.
And I am not arguing. Today I received:
3 City of Vancouver Tulips (white)
3 Ad Rem Tulips (bright orange)
5 Yellow Hoop Petticoat Narcissus
5 White Hoop Petticoat Narcissus
5 Pinky-lilac Meadow Saffron bulbs
3 Honey Hush Daffodils (yellow petals, pink cup)
3 Mirar Daffodils (yellow petals, orange cup)
3 Changing Colour Daffodils (white petals, pink to white cup)
3 Honkey Daffodils (white petals, orange cup)
3 Falconet Daffodils (yellow/orange)
1 Spycatcher Daffodil (white petals, yellow cup)
1 Asto Daffodil (white petals, white cup, split corona) and
5 Texas Gold Dutch Iris.
Many of them are sprouting and need to go in the ground fairly quickly. Not quite sure where they are all going to fit either. But fit they will.