What's going on here?- Dutch flower industry

Lauw de Jager dejager@bulbargence.com
Wed, 05 Mar 2008 07:39:04 PST
Dear All,
I agree with Paige, that if you want to sure to get what you ordered, buy it
straigh from the  grower. The very rare species offered by wholesalers are
most of the time to attract interest. When ordering the  particular item
most of the time, it has not yet arrived or is sold out.
Concerning  the fusion of the flower auctions in the Netherlands this has no
direct impact of on the bulb trade. The 2 or 3 bulbtrading houses seem to
have no intention of joining together, both have abandoned the auction
system and are now mainly selling and buying through internet. Many growers
have their own website, thus cutting out very often the middlemen.
Kind regards

-- Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 9 (olive trees)
emailto: dejager@bulbargence.com
Site http://www.bulbargence.com/

Le 4/03/08 21:21, « Pacific Rim » <paige@hillkeep.ca> a écrit :
>It is fairly common for a
> wholesaler to list plants on spec, if they have been available in the past,
> hoping that they will be available again. And it is
> not unheard-of for a small grower to confirm on spec. Crops fail, fools
> oversell, shipments are confiscated by ignorant inspectors, or rerouted to
> the wrong country, or rot in transit, or survive but prove not to be as
> labelled.

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