Postage and Packaging

For UK orders we add £3.50 delivery for orders under £40. Free delivery for orders over £40.

We can deliver anywhere in the EU, but please contact us before you place your order so we can quote you a postage price.


Please open packets immediately and plant as soon as possible on receipt. If you are unable to do this then store bulbs in a cool, shaded place until planting and heel in plants in pots or open ground. Bulbs with an outer skin like daffodils, crocus and tulips have a good shelf life, but if storing bluebells, anemones or snowdrops, for example, for more than a week or 10 days they are better kept in sand or compost.

Please remember that we aim to deliver plants in good condition. If not satisfied please let us know within 14 days of receipt. We cannot be held responsible for performance after safe delivery.

Despatch Times

Bulbs are despatched from mid August to the end of October with some exceptions which are indicated e.g. Autumn Crocus.

Where appropriate, bulbs are sent freshly lifted just before despatch. This is an important point as it ensures that they do not dry out, too long drying out being a common cause of failure in some species.

Perennial plants, including ferns, are all sent either in the autumn (mid August to the end of October), with exceptions as indicated, or in the spring (end of February to the end of April).

Bulbs ‘in the green’

We feel that planting freshly lifted bulbs in their dormant period has all the advantages of transplanting 'in the green', a traditional method with Snowdrops, but without the disadvantages of interrupting the plant in its growing season and dealing with delicate foliage. However we do send certain bulbs out ‘in the green’ as well as dormant bulbs and these are sent out in the spring (end of February to the end of March).