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07/04/2013 at 20:58

I found the other seed swap but couldn't get to the bit where I could add a post.

Today I can offer Digitalis laevigata and D. parviflora. I would say that the laevigata is less hardy than the others I grow. The ones that are in the garden look a bit sick.

Also, Nicotiana sylvestris,  N. Affinis, both white smellies and a small greeny coloured one that might be anything.

Bupleurum fruticosum, possibly the only shrubby umbellifer (or whatever we call them now)

And Codonopsis clematidea

Any takers?


07/04/2013 at 21:41

Hi, I'd love to try the Digitalis laevigata and the Codonopsis clematidea   

The only things I could offer in exchange would be some very baby cyclamen hederifolium alba - we are likely to be buried under them in a few years time.  If you'd like some I could bring them when visit MIL later in the year?

07/04/2013 at 21:45

Hi Dove. I'll keep you some of each. I'm OK for cyclamen thanks, they really go well here.

I'll PM you re the codonopsis


07/04/2013 at 22:51

Ohh, another one 

Nicotiana available???? and the small greeny ones???

I will be back in a sec, Im away to see what I can share Be right back 

07/04/2013 at 22:53

Hi Sam, Nicotianas unclaimed as yet, I'll hold them for you

07/04/2013 at 22:57

Ok, I have...

White Sage

Nicotiana Jasmine Tobacco

Alonsoa Warscewiczii 'Scarlet'

Delphinuium Pacific Giants mix

Black Ball cornflower

Mixed Cornflower


Verbena Bonariensis

Bells Of Ireland

Scabious Blue Cushion


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07/04/2013 at 23:11

Lovely, can I have some bells of Ireland please. I tried them once before and didn't do very well but they look so interesting I'll have another go. And what's white sage?Is it sage with white flowers? I'd like a few of those as well please

Do you want some of all the nicotianas. I'd recommend the affinis above the sylvestris. It's shorter but flowers earlier and this is setting up to be a short season. i sowed today and most years it would have been mid March. 

07/04/2013 at 23:18

Sounds great to me Nut, Thanks.

The white sage is a little more delicate here. It will need to be over wintered in a greenhouse or collect the seeds. Its from south America and its the type the native Indians use for their rituals. I make smudge sticks out of it. 

I had the same problem with Bells of Ireland last couple of times but mine have come up in a matter of a couple of days.

They are packed and ready to go for you 

07/04/2013 at 23:26

Great, thanks, I'll have a pack and send tomorrow.

07/04/2013 at 23:39

 Have done the same 

11/04/2013 at 15:30

nothing to sway as yet but wasnt sure how to bookmark the thread..... thought this wiould be the easiest way of keeking track!

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