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CRAZY QUAD CLEARANCE OFFER
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The CRAZY offers are back with our Crazy Quad Clearance Offer.

Four varieties of quality Spring Flowering bulbs for an amazing pice!

Daffodil Mixed 25 – A good mix of the best performing varieties including trumpets, cups, butterfly and jonquils to ensure a long lasting and beautiful Springtime display.

Daffodil Yellow Trumpet 25 – By far the most popular Daffodil and our Yellow Trumpet Daffodils are a blend of classic yellow blooms.

The traditional symbol of Spring, Daffodils are ideal for pots, tubs and the garden. Leave in the ground year after year and the bulbs will multiply and create large clumps of colour.
Excellent as a cut flower to bring Spring indoors, Daffodils look great when planted under trees. Ideal planted in clumps, either on their own as a feature, in a mix with other Spring flowering bulbs, or with a border of muscari or spring stars.
Better suited to the cooler climates; best treated as an annual in areas that do not get a cold Winter or have a short hot Spring.

Grape Hyacinth 25 – Muscari/Grape Hyacinths are a carefree plant and forget style bulb. Ideal for potted colour, creating borders or naturalising under trees, they multiply well and are prolific flowering. Hardy, drought tolerant and easy to grow. Early spring flowering.

Tulip Mixed 10 – A fantastic mixture of assorted Tulips. This blend contains a large assortment of colours and varieties well suited to both gardens and pots. Ideal for a longer display of colour with different varieties flowering at varying times. Tulips prefer a full sun to part shade position and are ideal for pots and containers. Plant the bulbs when the ground begins to cool in late April – May; in warmer climates Tulips need to be refrigerated to ensure a good display. Place the bulbs in the crisper in aerated plastic or paper bags (away from fruit) 4-6 weeks prior to planting. Best treated as an annual in areas that do not get a cold Winter or have a short hot Spring.

Supplied as dormant bulbs.

  • Frost tolerant once established
  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Suitable for areas with part shade
  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Suitable to cut for vases
  • Plant 12cm apart
  • Grows to 30-40cm high
  • Winter-Spring
  • Ideal Growing Regions:
  • Cool
  • Temperate
  • Arid
  • View growing regions on the Climate Map

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At Garden Express you can make a purchase with confidence. Our living merchandise is normally guaranteed to grow if our free growing guide instructions are followed. Any guaranteed items that do not grow within 3 months (6 months for dormant items) will be replaced, credited to your account or fully refunded.

The exception to this guarantee is discounted, end of season stock which is sold on an ‘as is’ basis. Generally this stock is sound but should be planted as soon as possible and may not perform as well as normal in season products.

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  • Orders NOT containing Roses, 120mm and larger pots/grow-bags, Bare-rooted Trees, Composting Buckets, nor any items with individually specified delivery charges, all delivered at one time, will incur the normal $9.90 freight charge. These items are referred to as “Basic Items”.
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  • Some items may delayed due to climatic or growing habits prevent them from being harvested at the time of being offered for purchase.  You will be offered a choice to wait until all items on your order are available or to receive what is currently available for an additional freight charge of $4.00.

Orders containing products from two different seasons (eg Rose or spring bulb pre-orders) that require separate deliveries will incur two delivery charges at the relevant rates (unless a free freight offer applies). A $4.00 Quarantine Inspection Surcharge applies in addition to the Delivery Charge for orders delivered to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to the increased complexity of quarantine requirements.

As quarantine inspections apply to each delivery, 2 quarantine charges will apply where orders contain products from different seasons.   *Please note that if you order large items (eg Patio, Standard or Weeping Roses, Fruit Trees) you must specify a street address for the delivery address. StarTrack Express generally do not deliver to PO Boxes or RSD addresses so your order will be held until a suitable address is obtained. In rural areas StarTrack may deliver to physical addresses such as general stores that act as Australia Post agencies but we suggest you check with them first. Where ‘Free Delivery’ vouchers apply to an order, details of the voucher should be entered in the “Your message to us” field. Orders (except Pre-orders) are normally despatched within 7-14 working days from the time of ordering during busy periods. Delivery times may be extended during peak periods (typically following the release of the latest catalogue), extended public holidays, if extreme weather conditions are not suitable for live plant transport or as detailed in the product description.
Individual items may be back ordered to avoid delaying the delivery of other items. Please allow additional delivery time for orders to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to quarantine restrictions.

Please note: Some orders may not be possible to parts of Australia due to quarantine and some items may carry unique delivery charges. Check full delivery policy.

Common Name: DAFFODILS
Botanical Name: Narcissus
Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 25-40cm H x 15cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 15cm
Planting Depth: 12cm
Flowering: Late Winter to early Spring
Positioning: Full sun with some protection from wind

General Information: Suitable for Mediterranean and temperate/dry climates. Daffodils will generally only flower from round mature bulbs. If you plant them too shallow they are prone to ‘spilt up’ into side bulbs too readily to reach maturity. Deeper planted bulbs appear to stay healthier, and split less frequently, thus producing more flowers for many years.

Watering: After planting the daffodils give them a thorough watering, but do not water again until the foliage starts to appear. Natural rainfall should be sufficient. Keep bulbs moist during dry spells in autumn and late spring. They do need water during their growth and flowering. Can tolerate frosts.

Fertilising: After flowering has finished, apply light amount of blood and bone or complete plant food. If you have poor soil, sprinkle an all-purpose feed after flowering.

Soil: Well drained soil. Lifting & Storage: If the daffodils are planted in soil with good drainage, the bulbs may be left in the ground and divided every 3 years. If you prefer to dig them up, spent flowers should be removed and foliage allowed to die off naturally. Once the daffodils leaves have died right down, they can be lifted and stored in a cool, dry, airy place.

Pests: Use a little snail bait regularly during growing period.

Tips: They look beautiful mass planted in the garden. Daffodils can range in colours from yellow, white and pink. Smaller varieties need not be planted as deep. In warm climates plant all varieties slightly deeper than recommended.
Different varieties flower at different times so mixed Daffodils flower over a longer period. Can be grown in pots, window boxes.

Daffodil-mixGG

DAFFODIL QUESIONS AND ANSWERS
Do you have to lift the bulbs every year?
It is not necessary to lift daffodils every year, probably every three years is enough. The best guide is that if a clump is not flowering very well, that is if flowers are becoming fewer and fewer, this means that the clump has become too crowded. You should definitely lift and divide them when they are dormant, usually at the end of summer.  Lifting and splitting these bulbs up so they get a new lease of life.

How do you store bulbs?
When you lift daffodil bulbs put them into an open mesh bag like an onion or orange bag and hang in a cool airy spot in the garage or garden shed. Keep them there until March which is the time to plant them in the garden.

Is it really necessary to wait until the leaves have died down before you lift the bulbs?
It is important to wait until the leaves wither before you do anything with the bulbs. After a bulb has put out its flowers it will have shrunk to a tiny size, so if it is to flower next season it will need to be replenished with food in the form of starch. This is the purpose of the leaves, making food to build up the bulb to a decent flowering size. If you cut or mow down the leaves too early the bulb will not have grown enough. Six to eight weeks after flowering has finished you can certainly cut off the withering leaves.

Why didn’t my Daffodils flower?
The two main reasons why Daffodils don’t flower:

  • They may be growing in too much shade, they prefer quite a bit of sunlight.
  • They may have been planted too shallow, this causes splitting of the bulbs, which are then not big enough to flower, but will still produce leaves.
  • The bulb may have been too hot in pots left in the summer sun.

What about feeding bulbs?

To build up a healthy bulb for flowering next season it is a good idea to spread around a well balanced fertiliser. Use a complete fertiliser, not one that contains only nitrogen as this will lead to all leaf growth. A balanced fertiliser such as
one formulated for bulbs or an azalea or camellia food will be fine. The best time to feed is just as the flowering is finishing and the leaves are dying off.

Common Name: DUTCH IRIS
Botanical Name: Iris x hollandica
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 50-70cm H x 10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 10cm Depth: 10cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Full sun with some protection from wind
General Information: Suitable to all climates except tropical. Grows best in cool to cold climates but does tolerate warmer areas.
Watering: Water well after planting but don’t water again until foliage emerges. Give thorough weekly watering during growth and flowering, but once it starts to die down stop watering.
Fertilising: If the soil has been well prepared fertilising isn’t necessary. If soil is of poor quality blood and bone can be applied after leaves begin to emerge.
Soil: Well drained soil.
Lifting & Storage: Bulbs may be left undisturbed for years. If lifting bulbs do so once the foliage has died down completely and store in a warm and airy position.
Pests: Watch for aphids and spray with insecticide if necessary.
Tips: Dutch Iris rot easily if over watered or if soil is poorly drained.

Common Name: TULIPS
Family Name: Liliaceae
Botanical Name: Tulipa
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 20-60cm H x 15cm W
Planting Width: 15cm Depth: 10cm
Planting Time: Autumn
Positioning: Full sun position, but can be grown in a position that receives at least half a day of full sun.
Flowering: Spring
General Information: Suitable for temperate/dry and Mediterranean climates. Require winter chilling in warm climates.
Watering: Tulips like to be kept cool and moist but not too wet. After planting, water well, and once leaves appear they should be given a good watering every 7-10 days depending on how dry the weather is. During dry times of the year, be sure to water regularly, especially after the buds have appeared.
Fertilising: Prepare the soil with a complete organic fertiliser before planting and then use a liquid fertiliser once the buds have appeared and then again after the flowers have faded.
Soil: Well-drained soil, high in organic matter.
Lifting & Storage: Should be lifted each year. Dig after the foliage has turned yellow. Allow the bulbs to dry out, out of the sun, and then store them in a cool, dry and airy position.
Pests: Aphids can be controlled by regular rinsing and insecticide.
Tips: Plant in cool weather (late April or May), if required place bulbs in the crisper for 4-6 weeks before planting. Double, Darwin and Triumph Tulips flower earlier than Single Late and Parrot varieties, so to keep Tulips in bloom throughout the season plant a mixture of early and late flowering varieties. If using as cut flowers choose blooms that are not fully open, cut them early in the morning and change vase water frequently. They like some protection from the wind.

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Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.

Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.

The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:

  • Tropical – hot humid summer .
  • Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
  • Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
  • Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter