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Tue 3-May-11
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kayerunrig said:

just spotted the seeds on ebay theyre from Sweden do you want some ?

walking onions on ebay?

Tue 3-May-11
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I just checked, and they are the same as tree onions, and I have lots and they do walk!

I don't have seed, just the bulbs. If anyone in the southwest wants some, we can arrange to meet and swap. Further afield, not sure. It may depend on how Michelle and Dan are travelling from Devon to Bucks, and if I can persuade them to take tree onions or other plants with them. whistle Or meeting up with someone who is going to the July 23 Event before then since I can't get there. cry

Fri 13-May-11
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brightspark said:

I don't have any, Janet, but there is a lane near us, leading to the local school where there is a little wood, and the floor is carpeted with them (I think, I hope).

However, as I don't have any, I would be a little afraid in case they are not garlic.

Are we allowed to help ourselves in a woodland like this? Anyone know?

By the law you can help yourself to the four F's; flowers, fruit, fungi and foliage.  If you dig things up on common land though it's illegal.  You can do it on private land with the landowners permission. 

 

That said...

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Anyone like any Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) bulbs?

Mon 16-May-11
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Ruthdigs said:

Anyone like any Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) bulbs?

Drat, you beat me to it! big_laugh big_laugh

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They are pretty but I would warn they get everywhere - pretty, but invasive and much too much greenery

Tue 17-May-11
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I have to agree with Janet there, they keep their leaves out for far too long.

I'll try that again!

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They do multiply readily!

 

I had them in troughs but have just refreshed them all with summer bedding so have spares.  Woodland sort of area perhaps anyone?  Let me know!

I may soon have some cat mint (nepeta) plantlets available - it's growing readily from cuttings which is nice.  wave

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I have enough trouble with chickens rolling around and digging up my plants without the bloody cat starting on it too. However I do love nepeta, so would gratefully take some off your hands if you have spare.

Wed 18-May-11
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Does anyone want any hellebore seedlings? Or cyclamen hederifolium? I have lots of hellebore seedlings, and need to thin them out. The cyclamen have lots of seed pods, and I can scatter some into a pot to grow on if necessary.

No nepeta wanted, as I want to keep neighbours cats away!

Thu 19-May-11
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Baraba

I love Hellebore, but really have very little space left to put them, if noone else wants them though, I'd love to take a few and I'll find somewhere.

Wed 8-Jun-11
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wave Does anyone have any angelica seedlings going spare?  I will gladly pay the postage if you have any. I used to have it in the garden but this last winter seems to have seen them off.

I have found a great recipe for angelica & rhubarb cordial that I want to try. I will post it in the appropriate forum.

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

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Nadine

see my reply on your recipe post, I don't have any seedlings, but could send you some seeds for next year, and some leaves for you to try out the recipe this year.

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Barbara

Thank you so much for the seeds, they arrived today - un mixed up, but I'm sorry to say the chocolate wrapper seemed to be empty, I assume the postie must have been peckish...

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Janet, I am glad they arrived, sorry they were mixed up. The chocolate wrapper was to prevent them getting squashed, and I taped them to it to keep them in place so they wouldn't get mixed up. Was it opened because it rattled, I wonder? I hope the comments on what the seeds looked like survived and helped!

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