Judy's Snowdrops - Species

John Grimshaw j.grimshaw@virgin.net
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 22:17:05 PST
>From personal and painful knowledge of the process of selling snowdrop bulbs 
to North America, the total cost of licensing is in the order of £100.

It is expensive, but it is a fixed price covering from 1 - infinity bulbs, 
so in a large shared order it soon becomes diluted. I venture to say that 
the cost of purchasing a healthy dormant bulb of a specialist snowdrop from 
the UK is a lot less than acquiring one from my friend Hitch Lyman of Temple 
Nursery sold, alas, in growth.

We attempt to ship several orders each year from Colesbourne, selling bulbs 
only when dormant, and it mostly works well, but last year had two 
consignments to the USA rejected on a paperwork technicality beyond our 
control. At least APHIS returned the bulbs to us...

John Grimshaw

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