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Seed swap

Posted: 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

Seed swap

Posted: 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.


The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 20:37

Thanks for that Sotongeoff will watch on iplayer really wanted Cucumber for letter C but not there - what is for letter D any clue?  may be Dwarf beans or Dill not sure of any more for letter D

Seed swap

Posted: 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.


Good carrot for containers

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 16:15

It might be better to grow a fast crop carrots as autumn king is a main crop so in the ground for longer may be try Nantes ones (frubund) or Amsterdam forcing. I did not have luck with carrots slugs eating them and the ones in pots not big about 1- 2 Cm's very small. will try again though with fast crop in pots.

Faster grown carrots should turn out better because harvest quicker. If that helps you

Seeds are up

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 14:35

My seeds of white snap dragon and white ragged robin are up 2 of each that is good they have just started to show themselves.

Anyone else got more seeds coming up?

Seed swap

Posted: 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


small bird watch

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 21:56

I have 2 jays that fly in and grab the monkey nuts that I put out for the squirrels they do look pretty I nearly had a photo today but it was gone when I got my camera - maybe next time.

I got my RSPB big bird watch count pack so I am ready to bird watch just have to wait until the weekend, have printed out the chart to help as well with counting.

Anybody else got there pack yet?

Wildlife friendly pond

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 21:45

Our pond we dug out an area - put a  pond liner down filled with water and we put old carpet around the edge which got wildlife in as trees grew and are now at one side of the pond from the carpet, which brings in the birds in with the bird feeders in them.

If you build it he will come -  a saying from that film - field of dreams, which is what happened with our pond we had oxygen plants in it and we got frogs, pond skaters and newts that came from around some where. 

Seed swap

Posted: 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.

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