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Postby charlieboy » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:14 pm

I tend to agree with Seedy about cuttings and swapping seeds/plants with neighbours or friends. I think you'd need to be near a far sized town to try to attract clients. But of course you are up against the many DIY stores opening up in many places.
As for Varna, I'm guessing, but maybe they thrive by the sheer number of hotels in the area that use plants in their foyers or terraces.

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Postby varnajohn » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:58 am

hi im a keen gardener and aways looking for plants for my garden in all areas there is a lack of good perianal plants here to buy most places just sell annuals which for me is a waste of money as you got to buy them every year so I think there is a need for a good supply of perianal plants and your idea is a good one.

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Postby Seedy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:10 pm

varnajohn wrote:in all areas there is a lack of good perianal plants here to buy


Yeah, I believe most Bulgarians don't really take a long-term view on gardening - but I'm sure perianal planting will catch on one day.

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Postby Moscow_Wolf » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:22 pm

I guess this is what happens if you fall backwards on your spade stave. I could imagine it might be quite sore, but there again, some perianal gardeners might enjoy it. :roll:

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Postby Simonita » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:32 pm

Some good points already made, but a couple of thoughts from me:

1) Bear in mind that a lot of UK garden centre "staples" grow wild in BG, so would have little market. Examples are hellebores, muscari, nano-gladioli and many others. Our neighbour pulled out and binned a piece of thyme that I was trying to cultivate on the grounds that it was "everywhere", so why would anyone want it in their garden?

2) Watch out for the seeds/cuttings that you intend to use. I have had very little luck with seeds brought from the UK, even things like aubretia which normally go like wildfire. One reason why Bulgarians tend to save and share seeds may be that these are the only ones that work!

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Postby scot47 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:44 pm

Perianal ?

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Postby spantrout » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:47 pm

I'm assuming/hoping that was a horrible spelling mistake.

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Postby pollypepper » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:33 pm

Have you thought about a online Nursery. Why I saying this is that a friend was thinking about ordering from the UK.In my village in spring a van comes around selling Tomato plants etc
I think some of the prices asked in Big DIY places are high
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Postby spantrout » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:14 pm

yes it would be both physical and virtual

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Postby B52 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:16 pm

Spantrout said…
in varna there is only really Erica (that I'm aware of) that is a true garden centre


If you search for “garden centre” in the BG yellow pages http://www.goldenpages.bg/en you’ll find nine (other than 2x Mr Bricolages) listed in Varna and if you check http://www.need.bg/en for “garden center” they list four.

Paste градински центрове варна into http://www.google.bg and, apart from the regular links, it comes up with an A-G list (extended to A-J) of them marked on a map.

If you aren’t aware, Erika has a large garden center, apart from their “in-town” shop (between highways 2 and A2) on the old Sofia road (highway 2), on the way to Devnya, just prior to the Побити камъни. In fact, there are several garden centers out on that road.


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