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Dowdeswell's Delphiniums Ltd

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Yes, we will be having our Open Days this year - 3rd and 4th December, the first weekend in December as normal.

This Business is for Sale

This business is for sale, either locally or transported overseas.

Janice and I are retiring and looking for a passionate plant person, or people, to take over our very enjoyable and lucrative delphinium breeding and seed producing business.

Dowdeswell's Delphiniums is still experiencing growth since expanding a few years ago and demand for our seeds and new varieties requires that it expands even further. Recently the company has bred shorter delphiniums aimed at the small garden and pot sectors as well as delphiniums for the cut flower trade. More of these varieties are in process and will be introduced in the near future. The opportunity to capitalise and expand on this breeding is a significant and very real business advantage.

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About New Millennium™ Delphiniums

Dowdeswell's Delphiniums Ltd supply customers all over the world with their high quality seeds and plants

We are marketing the very best of our new hybrids and seedlines under the name New Millennium™ Delphiniums. Delphiniums labelled New Millennium™ Delphiniums are top of the range, and the label is reserved for delphiniums bred by us. These delphiniums are of the "English Hybrid Type", which are mostly very hardy, strong stemmed delphiniums, with magnificent heavily petalled flowers. Our best mother stock is used for hand crossing to produce F¹ seed. This seed gives plants of excellent form and colour.

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  • Terry Dowdeswell

    I love: being my own boss, Janice, my family, people generally and being involved in community projects. Oh and music, and plants, and grandchildren, and delphiniums, and outdoors, and exercise, and art, and travel, and being alive. Being alive is real cool. Recent achievements: made a guitar, bred short delphiniums, fed the dog, found a geocache, won at crib.

    "When planting delphiniums it is important that the green bits remain above ground and the white/yellow bits are in the soil."

    Role in Delphinium - Founder and director responsible for breeding, seed production, planning, marketing.


  • Janice Dowdeswell

    About Janice - I am a quilter, a member of U3A Whanganui and of SeniorNet Wanganui. I also enjoy walking around the many pretty areas of Wanganui. Please email me if you want to discuss any of these interests.

    "The Golden Rule: 'Do as you would be done by' - I believe our customers appreciate the service we give them as we try to put ourselves in their place at all times."

    Janice's role - I take care of the website, the databases and the customer service side of our business. Please email me if you need help with your order or if there are any problems with the website.


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