Dreaming of freesias

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    nexto12

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    Hello :).

    I'm new here, and please please tell me if there is something wrong with the category in which I put this question (or if I break any rules, as I would prefer not to :) ). I searched the forum for freesias and did not find the answers.

    I have a very very wild garden, but at the same time I'm dreaming of freesias. Now I'm busy taking care of it (the previuos owner left it in a very wild condition). I know that freesias prefer sun and are in general very sensitive.

    I have two questions:
    1. How to prepare the ground so that it is ready to have the freesias planted after the next winter? Do they need anything extra? With which flowers do they go well?
    2. Where to buy quality bulbs (online store)? I saw some freesia bulbs in a market nearby, but if I'm putting some effort to plant them, I would like them to be of a premium quality. (I'm from Poland, but I can as well buy them online).

    Thank you in advance for your answers!
     
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    @alp - your phone is ringing
     
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    Hey, @Silentrunning My face is is blushing with shame! :LOL:I love freesias very much, but never have paid much attention to them.







    Enjoy!
     
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    Thank you so much.
    Seems that you're a pro. Another reasons I'd love to have them is that my grandparents had them in their garden. I used to spend my summer holidays every year in that wonderful place and these were my faourite flowers there :D.

    Do you have some experience with buying bulbs online? Is it possible that they break?
     
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    I personally would like to buy them from shops. They are very common here and could be bought for a song. As Choose bulbs, (any bulbs) which are big, firm and fresh looking. As long as the bulbs are not shrivelled or too small, they should be fine. Some people soak them for an hour or two before planting.

    Incidentally, I am not pro! @Silentrunning is still having a "happy moment" from this birthday and I blame the wine:LOL:! I love going round shops and that's why my credit card bills hit the roof. Now my car is locked in the garage, I am totally away from temptation.
     
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    @alp - quit being so modest. I know if I haven’t heard of a flower before, you probably have a collection of them. :D
     
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    I didn't find any fine ones here, but it's a small town with not many gardening shops, so I'd better either look for them online, or go to the nearby town. (And I can so much feel you with the credit card and going round shops - now as I am doing my garden I am spending so much on so many different things :D).

    I also have a question about the best online shops if I decide to go for this option. Is it okay to post direct links here (to ask)? Or maybe there is a list of recommendable shops? (I don't want to break any rules, I know some forums don't allow for any such things).

    Yeah, for me it pretty much sounds like modesty too :D.
     
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    Gardening Girl This is my garden several years back.

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    You know. This is a little bit off subject, but this is the reason that I enjoy this forum so much. Lots of camaraderie.
     
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    You do know how to embarrass me:LOL:! I spare you since you've just had your birthday.
     
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    This would depend on @Becky and/or @Ian. :)

    My opinion - I know quite a few members buy seeds online, but I don't think too many buy bulbs. (Although, it could be that I'm not reading the threads where they talk about it! ;))
     
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    We certainly don't want the forum flooded with implicit adverts.. We would seek out advice about a certain brand but as far as I know, these are genuine cases. Let's put it this way, freesias can easily be found in shops. They are not specialist plants and you don't need to source specialists online!
     
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    No links then :). Yes, they are nothing specialist, but I have zero experience in anything like this :p.
     
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    Do you live near gcs? Go out and feel the bulbs, see if they are firm and big ... I have bought tons of irises online, now my garden is fill up with one type!:banghead::banghead:
     
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    Sorry, but I don't really know what gcs is :D.
     
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    I'm happy for you to post links if you have a valid question about them, and are not affiliated with those sites :)
     
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    Thank you very much for so many responses!
     
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