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Plants from Bakker

23 March 2011 23:12:23
Plants from Bakker

Plants from Bakker

A box arrived by currier to day from Bakker. There were two Chilean Jasmine, pink and red together with hanging basket cost €9.95; 6 Mirabillis Jalapa cost €9.50. There was a free gift: wooden well plus pump and bulbs. No instructions were given. Can anybody help?

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Cloncaw Cloncaw 23 March 2011 23:22:29

Cann't help but good luck with all your new plants and bulbs

Moya Moya 23 March 2011 23:40:13

Sorry - me either. Maybe go back to their catalogue and see what it's supposed to look like.

I didn't think they delivered to Ireland. Are you happy with your purchases?

Mairin Mairin 23 March 2011 23:54:22

Is it supposed to work or is it just an ornament?

Dick Dick 24 March 2011 00:05:45

Mairin, the wooden well and pump are simply an ornament. what I would like to know about is the plants.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 24 March 2011 06:23:26

Does it even tell you what bulbs they are? It looks to me that you just plant them inside the well and let them grow.

Lìga Lìga 24 March 2011 13:44:27

Dick,how much cost delivery from Bakker?I saw there some fuchsias what i'm interested.

  There is about  Mandevilla suavelons(Chilean Jasmine):



PCON PCON 24 March 2011 17:21:32

I got that offer from Bakker, Dick, but did not give in to it. I do have an Angel's Trumpet from them, about 6 years ago, and still going strong. I am sure the windmill is just an ornament, not meant to function. Why don't you ask them? If I remember correctly, the well was supposed to be full of bulbs. Could be good value, for that alone

Dick Dick 24 March 2011 19:52:45

Peter, not often do I deal with Bakker. True the pump is simply an ornament. When I mentioned instructions I really meant the plants eg the tubers or roots of the Mirabilis Jalapa, there are no instructions, do you simply bury them in the ground or do you put them in a warm place to sprout until the summer arrives?
Jacinta, the bulbs are given as Premium Bloembollen 75 stuks sparaxis Tricolor 4-5.  perhaps you may stock them in your garden centre. a booklet came with the plants and gives a good idea of planting shade etc. so in the case of the small bulbs and Mirabilis Jalapa full sun or partial shade.
Liga, Postage and packing came to €6.95, insurance €0.70. actually the postage, packing and insurance came to about a third of the total.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 26 March 2011 13:22:35

Dick - if you ring the Bakker number on the invoice that came with your plants they can give general advice on what you ordered.

Dick Dick 26 March 2011 22:29:31

I have googled Mirabilis Jalapa and got instructions as to how to grow it.


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