July

There and back again, off to the customers or the auction. There and back again, off to the customers or the auction. There and back again, off to the customers or the auction. There and back again, off to the customers or the auction. There and back again, off to the customers or the auction. Van Berkel business is around 50% cut flowers and 50% bulb growing. Here, bulbs are ready for transport or storage. Crates of the various customers of Van Berkel bulbs. Sorting and storage of Ornithogalum saundersiae. Sorting and storage of Ornithogalum saundersiae. Sorting and storage of Ornithogalum saundersiae. Sorting and storage of Ornithogalum saundersiae. Sorting and storage of Ornithogalum saundersiae. Sorting machine for flower bulbs. The protective flaps are used to break the fall of the bulbs when tumbling into the crates. Preventing unnecessary damage is easily accomplished. Cleaning and looking for diseased bulbs. Dotting the i's and crossing the t's, so to speak. Sorted by size into the crates. After the removal of roots and skin from the bulbs, these leftovers are collected to be composted. Auction buckets returned. Ornithogalum saundersiae Ornithogalum saundersiae Van Berkel, Nieuweweg 156 in Hillegom, The Netherlands. Ornithogalum saundersiae, died for export to Eastern Europe. The dies are put into the water and transferred to the flower through the stem, just like ordinary water. Allium, a leek-allium, not a bulbous allium. These can grow to over 6 feet. Note the dark, almost woodlike stems. Flower bulbs, ready to be sent for dry sale. Dry sale is the trade in flower bulbs to gardeners all over the world. Preparing the bulbs for export. Preparing the bulbs for export. Allium obliquum ready to be broken, the preferred way of producing new bulbs of the sterile allium varieties. Ornithogalum saundersiae, bunched ‘at tens’. Ornithogalum saundersiae, bunched ‘at tens’. Ornithogalum saundersiae, bunched ‘at tens’. The blue rubber bands are recognised as Van Berkel's. Ornithogalum saundersiae, bunched ‘at tens’. The blue rubber bands are recognised as Van Berkel's. Ornithogalum saundersiae, bunched ‘at tens’. Ornithogalum saundersiae, bunched ‘at tens’. The cyclone-cleaner removes dust and skin flakes off while the bul;bs are being sorted and checked for diseases. Even growing flowers and bulbs run on diesel fuel. Van Berkel's byname: reliability. The land right after digging up the bulbs. For watering the fields, the tractor engine is used to drive the pump. Flower bulbs in stock, after having been sorted and assembled in attractive combinations, ready to be sent all over the world.

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