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Gardening Suppliers

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Bulgaria.

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Re: Gardening Suppliers

Post Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:44 pm

Hi Irene,

Thanks for your reply. I think you will find you cannot legally bring cuttings into Bulgaria, so I shan't say how my pampas grass got here!!

The local people here do grow some flowers and are quite happy to give you some, but being awkward I want to grow my own!! I shall try the internet and have been given some advice about where to get certain things in Sofia so will have a look there.
It is very very rural where I live so the main gardens are turned over to vines and vegetables, which is all very well but there is only me and I can only eat so many. I want a nice garden, which is dog friendly as my vines are currently a sea of mud now the snow has melted and bathing 3 pups every day is exhausting....oh for some rye grass!!!

I shall sort it out in the spring, having bought some fencing that will go up until it all dries out anyway, the I can get it sorted out while he pups play in the chicken run at the bottom.

Thanks Irene you can of course call me Di if you wish, I answer to nearly everything,

Diana

 

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:07 pm

can you not get compost from a local farmer?

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:37 pm

Hi Irene, you are quite right, tomato fertiliser is the most used here. I like you would be in touch with my neighbours... they know all the tricks

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:49 pm

nice one jain,
i love gardening, its usually hit and miss tho with me.
i have some lovely pictures of my garden and will endevour to send some.
i want to find out what the soil is like, so i will be bringing soil testing kits with me, whatever i find i will let you know.
they dont have any trouble growing sunflowers and gerberas and i have seen
ipomena [morning glory] when i was there last june, i have never been able to grow that!!
cant wait
irene

 

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Re: Gardening Suppliers

Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:03 pm

Thanks all

Marvellous what you can find out with a simple query, as for compost I have no trouble with that, plenty of cows and horses round here.
I did have one amusing moment last summer when I decided to make my own compost heap and duly started it off, carefully covered with plastic etc, along came my gardener 2-3 days later and hey presto compost heap had vanished. !! he probably thought I was a vey strange lady heaping al my veg trimmings etc in the garden.

 

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Re: Gardening Suppliers

Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:45 pm

Thanks all

Marvellous what you can find out with a simple query, as for compost I have no trouble with that, plenty of cows and horses round here.
I did have one amusing moment last summer when I decided to make my own compost heap and duly started it off, carefully covered with plastic etc, along came my gardener 2-3 days later and hey presto compost heap had vanished. !! he probably thought I was a vey strange lady heaping al my veg trimmings etc in the garden.

 

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