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Babianas

Postby ymfoster » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:14 pm

Can anyone tell me where I can get blue Babiana plants or bulbs in Melbourne eastern suburbs please ?
they look similar to Freesias, :)

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Re: Babianas

Postby janine » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:43 pm

Babianas are just such an intense colour. I bought bulbs from Garden Express up at Monbulk. :lol:
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Re: Babianas

Postby ymfoster » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:08 pm

janine wrote:Babianas are just such an intense colour. I bought bulbs from Garden Express up at Monbulk. :lol:



Hi Janine, :D

Thanks very much for your reply, I'll be making a trip up there soon & should be able to enjoy them next Spring, :D

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Re: Babianas

Postby Sam » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:14 pm

Check on-line, Yvonne - they often have pre-orders on them at good prices.

The link is on the left at the top of the page.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Babianas

Postby midgin » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:42 pm

Buy one.... you will have them for life :wink: I am thinking, thinking, thinking of re-doing one garden bed totally with these lovely bulbs. :D
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Re: Babianas

Postby ymfoster » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:07 pm

Sam wrote:Check on-line, Yvonne - they often have pre-orders on them at good prices.

The link is on the left at the top of the page.



Hi Sam, :D

Thanks for that I will check it out,

Cheers, Yvonne :D
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Re: Babianas

Postby ymfoster » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:11 pm

midgin wrote:Buy one.... you will have them for life :wink: I am thinking, thinking, thinking of re-doing one garden bed totally with these lovely bulbs. :D


Hi Midgin, :D

Yes they are lovely, I've had freesias for so long, but love the deep blue of the Babianas,
I need to work out where to plant them for the best show also.

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Re: Babianas

Postby Sam » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:14 pm

We planted our original ones about 10 years ago ... they seriously need division now. Amazing plants. A lot of our other bulbs weren't good this year with seriously strange weather up here, but the babianas are still magnificent, year after year.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
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Re: Babianas

Postby ymfoster » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:24 pm

Sam wrote:We planted our original ones about 10 years ago ... they seriously need division now. Amazing plants. A lot of our other bulbs weren't good this year with seriously strange weather up here, but the babianas are still magnificent, year after year.


Yes Sam they are eye catching with that deep blue, :)

I have the deep blue agapanthus also, much more stunning than the common ones. :D

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Re: Babianas

Postby Sam » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:25 pm

Check out the new agapanthus release, Yvonne - Amethyst. It is stunning - and produces multiple flower stalks each year. I'm not sure where it is available from yet.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
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Re: Babianas

Postby ymfoster » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:49 pm

Sam wrote:Check out the new agapanthus release, Yvonne - Amethyst. It is stunning - and produces multiple flower stalks each year. I'm not sure where it is available from yet.


That is gorgeous Sam, :)

Mine is 'Regal Beauty' & there are about 14 flower buds so far, so they will be looking great for Xmas,

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