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Seed swap

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 19:37
Bev Pounsett-Krynauw wrote (see)

Gardengirl I would really love a cutting of Hebe Lisa pink. I only had packets of seeds but can put together a list to see if you fancy any of them in exchange- I would obviously send the extra postage to send a cutting.

Hello Bev I can send you a cutting of Hebe Lisa it is fine to swap for seeds as long as you have flowers seeds, a list sounds good to pick from.

I can send you the cutting in a week or 2 weeks, if you want it then? I would post in a jiffy packet but would send 1st class at the post office - as then the cutting would get to you quicker. It would be a non rooted cutting if thats fine  -

you can root it on in a pot of any sort of compost/ dirt and then plant it out.

Let me know if this is ok

Hi Jackie frost

I would like some cuttings of the false sunflower please

The Hebe white takes a bit of time to grow large but mine in the garden is about 50cm high by 40cm wide but can grow to 1m by 1m. can be trimed back - bees like them. I can send you some cuttings

Not sure about the white campion seeds it's the first time collecting them - think they might be white hope so


favourite plant

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 16:18

Hello all

what a lot of plants too choose from may be I should of asked for this year, may of made it a bit easier to pick, like the picture Busy-Lizzie

I have a margaret merril rose which is a small cream/ white colour and very scented. I also brought lots of achillleas as well this year - nutcutlet,  lots of nice colours in this plant and good for bees and butterflies. French beans also like.

You can pick a few plants you like as your favourite plant . Nice to see that all different plant are liked. 

Seed swap

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 14:19

I too have a white border and have a White Campion plant, a perennial, which produces pure white flowers growing to approximately 30-100cm- 2-5 years to year to get to its ultimate height.

Flowers May-October.

Full sun/ part shade - well drained soil, It is a wildflower

Google image, don't have any photos of mine yet only got it last year.

I have a few seeds if you like this one?

Do you have anything to swap?

Seed swap

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 13:21

Hello my white hebe flowers in spring/ summer and I have still got some bits in flower now in the garden

Plant in full sun/ part shade - likes most soil, good for containers and in the garden, hebes are not too fussy

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 13:02

Pictures of the planters at the station with a few plants inside

Planters under the Sholing sign

Three all together

Grasses and primrose and a few other plants

 All the planters so far

Even got a few plants thanks to the southampton freecycle add - some bamboo and a holly tree


Holly tree

Just got them planted then down came the rain

Seed swap

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 12:30
paulkearney wrote (see)
Garden girl I've got lavender and mint !

Hello paul I like the sound of lavender, are you interested in one of my hebe plants?

Could do a swap if you want?

jackie frost wrote (see)

When the sun is out it has been smoothered  with all different types of insects. I have dug the seeds out but to be honesty they aren't the best. Another option would be for me to send out some of the tubers in soil  if anyone was interested?

Hello Jackie

I am interested in the false sunflower, could cutting be taken from the plant and grown on just wondering?

Photos off Google images of the Hebes I am offering so you can see what the plants look like.

 Hebe charming white

Hebe Lisa pink, both evergreen and the bees like them

If you want to swap for one of these cuttings?

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 18:47

I meant it is wet as people have to walk through the puddle to the platforms

Not that sort of hay but very good,- meant to put wet hey

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 16:44

Hello all take a look at the nice flood at Sholing station

 What do you think of that?  WET hay

Seed swap

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 15:42

Hi Sam

I have received my seeds thank you.

Hello all

I can send non rooted cuttings of Hebe white charming or Hebe Lisa pink flowers bees like them. If anybody wants to swap any cuttings with me.

Greedy starlings

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 22:33

99p store also sells mealworms in small pots.

I put out a cage of a suet block which they fight over they like that either a round suet or a square block which can be brought in a few places and I think pound land and 99p sell.

Have a try at those see if they will eat that instead of the mealworms.

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