We have taken the decision to close the website to further Orders whilst we pack the orders that we have received since the Sale started. That will take a week to ten days and with Easter approaching and warmer weather anticipated it is not clear whether we shall be able to still send out the same plants once we do catch up, they may be too tall to put in parcels.  If you want to be alerted as to the order system being turned on again I suggest that you 'Register an Interest' in Ixia Spotlight - that will be one of the plants that we should be able to offer when we switch those back on (if we do) in which case you will get an automatic email indicating that our Mail Order system is again available.

In that our Website Order system is shut down we cannot take Phone orders for Mail Order either.  

We can still take orders for local delivery (within 15 miles of South Petherton, Somerset) of plants on the Showstopper list under that tab. Some of those lines are now limited in number.

Thank you for your interest and apologies of the inconvenience.

Use discount code SP2020 at the checkout to receive a 30% discount on all remaining bulbs. These will be sent out by post (£4.95 p&p but ONLY to mainland UK addresses). 

New Plants in Pots section.    This offers all sorts of plants that we would have liked to be selling at the many cancelled Flower Shows this Spring and Summer. You can also see what is on offer by running through the Slide Show on the Blog page. These are not in the 30% discount sale.

Thanks to a huge show of support from our customers we have received a lot of orders and as a result there will be a delay of about a week before orders can be despatched.  Many thanks !

Local customers 

We also selling off our larger plants which were to be used in the displays at cancelled events. We can deliver to local customers (within 15 miles of South Petherton, Somerset)  for orders of £50 or more plus £5 delivery charge, but we are being generous despite the already low prices!! The list of the sale items is on the Website under the  Show Stopper Sale tab and will be updated regularly, but as a consequence will not be correct all the time. 

Due to the need for more Social Distancing the office is not staffed as much as it is normally, so do leave a message if you have to speak to the Answerphone or email your enquiries to info@avonbulbs.co.uk

Agapanthus Alan Street

The July RHS magazine 'The Garden' included an article about the 4 year Agapanthus trial at the RHS Wisley Gardens. One of the best performers in the trial, and now a deserved recipient of an RHS Award of Garden Merit is 'our' Agapanthus Alan Street. It is a beautiful dark flowered seedling identified by the eponymous Alan here many years ago, Its near indigo coloured flowers are produced in profusion in July/August over a foliage that is deciduous and the leaves will be lost before the winter, so they are hardy. All the same, it is still worth mulching their ‘crowns’ with something in the late autumn – if this is soil-enriching manure all the better as they are hungry feeders.