£2000 for one bulb

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Its silly season again. A single snowdrop for £2000 !!!!!
    The link shows little of the article, with a photo of the precious flower.

    Telegraph.co.uk: Snowdrop mania is back – here's why they are a shrewd investment.
    Snowdrop mania is back – here's why they are a shrewd investment

    It is beautiful without a doubt, but honestly!!!!

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Could only see the pic for half a second before the paywall kicked in. But can safely say, there's no way I'd pay £2000!

    And no, not a shrewd investment, just like the 17th century tulipmania bubble wasn't.
     
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    Couldn't agree more Michael.

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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Nabbed it with a quick 'Print Screen' before the paywall went up.

    I can't understand how it could be a shrewd investment; must be patented so we can't propagate and sell it.
     

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    Well done Margot.

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    I suppose there are better ways to lose money than this, buying lottery tickets for example. The trick here is to get in and out earlier than others. Like any investment, there's no high return without high risk. On the other hand, if one has buckets full of money to spare and is in it just for the pleasure of growing something special, then why not go for it.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Very good point @Junglekeeper, but I would hate to see lovely plants just be for the super rich.

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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Luckily there are literally thousands of lovely plants available to all.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    And you're doing more to promote biodiversity if your plants are grown from seed, than using clonally propagated cultivars like these.
     
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    And more rewarding too....

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    Courteenhall is about 2miles from me! Lovely find but I think I’ll stick to JM!!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    How lucky to have somewhere so lovely so close though R.

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