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22/01/2013 at 17:12

I can remember seeing one out and about on one of my summer walks near where I live, (I can't remeber exactly where at the min). I will have a think and get back to you.

24/01/2013 at 21:08

Hello Zoomer44

THANK YOU for the seeds and the card/ note, I got them today they all look great nice colour ranges together - thanks for the extra seed packs that was nice.

Will have to take photos of all seeds when grown that I have swapped when they are in flower and post them on here. So all can enjoy them as well.

24/01/2013 at 22:21

Hello all

I have been sorting out my veg seeds and have loads of seeds to swap if anyone wants them some of them dated to 2012 but have been stored in dry conditions indoors in a pot so should be fine to sow. They're full packets of seeds and not opened (still sealed).

Kings seeds -

Parsnips - Countess F1, Parsnip - Hollow Crown, Onion - Long Red Florence, Courgette - Zucchini

Thompson & Morgan- Courgette - Venus F1 Hybrid

Garden News Mag - Terry Walton's Leek Musselburgh

Mr Fothergill's-  Rocket 

2013 End seeds pack - Beetroot - Boltardy

2014 End seed pack - Lettuce -  All the year round, Cress - American Land

Still have home collected Honesty seeds - purple flowers and Pony tail grass seeds

Anybody want to swap?  I am interested in flower seeds

 

25/01/2013 at 18:59

Going to do some seed swapping tomorrow in Hampshire, have to see if there's any good ones to go for.

 

25/01/2013 at 23:49

Hi Gardengirl, sounds great. I have run out of flower seeds to swap  Till I buy some more at the end of the month 

26/01/2013 at 19:34

Hello Sam did you want any of those seeds I listed I could send them to you, I dont mind not swapping so they can be used by someone. 

I forgot to list Kings seeds - Leeks- Musselburgh and Kings Leek - Jolant. 

Swapped these so dont have them now  Garden News Mag - Terry Walton's Leek Musselburgh, Mr Fothergill's  Cress - American Land, - I still have the rest listed if anyone wants them

Have swapped a lot of seeds and had a long day, after the potato day at Whitchurch Hampshire

So If anyone wants the seeds on list on my post before but does not have anything to swap that is fine, I will send them out to you if you say what you want.

Gardengirl..

27/01/2013 at 16:48

Thanks Lyn, 

the seeds you posed me have arrived safe and sound. I really appreciate it.. 

Lyn wrote (see)
Can't think at moment Dave but if you know of anyone with a fig tree I would love a cutting.
I am happy to just send you the seeds though.
Lyn
27/01/2013 at 17:12

Gardengirl. I've already bought my veg seeds for this year but beetroot -boltardy is a reliable cropper, was trying different varities this time, but if free in a swap,.. I'd like those and would like to try growing leeks from seed...usually get those as plugs.

I've some biennial and perennial flower seeds to swap if you are interested.

  

27/01/2013 at 17:42

Hello Zoomer44

I would like to swap for the perennial flower seeds please.   With the leek seeds -would you like Musselburgh Winter crop - harvest Nov-Jan-Feb, or Jolant Autumn crop -harvest August onward. 

I can send you both, if you want them both that's fine just say, I will send the beetroot to you as well - good if someone can use the seeds -  nice to seed swap

27/01/2013 at 20:06

The autumn leek seeds would be fine. 

Periennial seeds are - Viola, Veronica, Shasta Daisy, Verbena and  Echinacea.

Also Christmas tree seeds - Norway spruce, happy to give those away, can't imagine I'd grow a tree in my life time .

 

27/01/2013 at 20:27

Hello Zoomer44

I will sort out your seeds for you the perennial seeds I like are the Shasta daisy after watching on A to Z of gardening show bit about daisies look good, I don't think I want to grow a tree either - so maybe see if anyone else wants those seeds but thanks for the offer of them. I will let you know when posted your seeds.

Gardengirl..

27/01/2013 at 21:36

Will send the Shasta daisy.

28/01/2013 at 15:18

I have posted your seeds second class today should be with you soon

28/01/2013 at 20:01

Gardengirl. yours are packed and will send tomorrow.  

Lyn
29/01/2013 at 13:12

I still have these if anyone is interested.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18009.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

29/01/2013 at 13:15

Hi Lyn-if I could have the petunias and 2X buzy-lizzies please

29/01/2013 at 13:54

Hi Gardengirl,

Sorry for the delay, been away due to nast health. Anyways...Some F1 Courgette, beetroot and some onion if you stall have them???

Good to see the seed swap is still goin strong My local GC has all their seeds in so have already been down lol.

I learnt a very good trick from a freind the other week and it works really well . Shes a garden and horticultural specialist and has been keeping me right. She says that when you plant your seeds, place them in a dark cupboard for a week and then put them out in the greenhouse. It works great. You can have more control over the watering side and they seem to like the dark spell. On average...its a 98% germination success rate 

29/01/2013 at 14:02

Not sure if it is the dark doing the trick Sam-rather the warmth

Some seeds need light to germinate-petunias, begonias impatiens..........

29/01/2013 at 14:09

Some seeds need light, some need darkness. Just as some need warmth and some need a chill. If i get a new seed I spend ages researching what is most likely to get it to germinate. 

Lyn
29/01/2013 at 15:15

No probs Geoff, Let me know your address and I will post off on Thursday. x

(PS I am still on the lookout for a fig cutting, rooted or not.)