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Seed swappers

In this group, you can list the seeds you are willing to share when you can't make it to the Garden visits. Anybody who wishes to get seeds can become friends with the donor and send a message to get their postal address. You then send your own self-addressed and stamped envelope and seed packaging to the donor for them to return by post. Hope this makes sense :-)

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Brugmansia Insignis: Frilly Pink Cuttings available

Started by Dianne Caswell Nov 1, 2014. 0 Replies

DaturaFrilly Pink Brugmansia Insignis. Also recognised as Pink Datura Angels TrumpetThis evergreen tall shrub/small tree grows to around 4 metres high by 2-3 metres wide.I have a small tree that I am…Continue


Started by Lissa. Last reply by Lissa Oct 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Looking for more Babaco cuttings if anyone has a plant or knows where one is.Continue

Tags: babaco

Jerusalem Artichokes

Started by Valerie. Last reply by GayleD Oct 13, 2014. 3 Replies

About JA...

Red Dragon Fruit Cuttings and Beetroot Seeds

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Mar 9, 2014. 3 Replies

At Craig's Garden Visit on Saturday 6th July, I will have 4 pieces of a Red Dragon Fruit plant to give away free. First in first served.There is a large collection of Green Harvest Detroit Beetroot…Continue

Tags: Beetroot, Dragon Fruit, Red Dragon Fruit

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Comment by Lissa on February 26, 2016 at 5:52

Pat - have sent you a message, thank you.

Susanne - Can you bring some of these along on the 12th please? My snake beans did abysmally this year. As did the cucumbers.

Comment by Susanne on February 25, 2016 at 14:40
Red summer snake beans

I have seeds for these if anyone is interested and wants to get a last crop in before winter.
They are prolific and I've found that the ants seem to do the pollinating (have heard that the plant extrudes a nectar that attracts them to the flowering tips)
Anyway they get a bit 'antsy' when I go to pick their beans. :)
Comment by pat pierce on February 25, 2016 at 14:12

For anyone that wants some I have tatume squash seeds ready to send - just let me know where to send them.

Comment by Susanne on October 4, 2015 at 14:25
Hi Louise,

Thanks for making these available.
I've sent you a message.

Comment by Phil on October 4, 2015 at 13:08

Sounds great Louise. The best way to share excess seed with the most people is to bring them to a garden visit event or send them to somebody who is attending. The next is at Andy's in McDowall so maybe that is too far away for you attend being you are on the south side? Link is here

Comment by Louise Matthiesson on October 4, 2015 at 11:02
Hi, I have some home grown seeds I can't use, free to good homes! Green feast peas, snow peas, purple snake beans, flat leafed parsley, lettuce, rocket, pigeon peas, rosellas, okra, marigolds, passion fruit.
Comment by Lissa on August 20, 2014 at 4:22

Michael Cahill - Likewise about the indigenous food links. You will find a bigger audience by posting in the forum (I have moved the information for you HERE). Members can access the information in future also, unlike the email message you sent out which will disappear into the ether :)

Comment by Lissa on August 20, 2014 at 4:17

Michael Cahill - Thanks for the message about water chestnuts available. You might find a bigger audience if you post your offer under the general Forum (will be visible to all members of BLF, not just this group) HERE.

Comment by Susanne on June 13, 2014 at 9:42
I like the Jerusalem artichoke plants and flowers, they can have their 'fill in' perennial space in my garden, if I remember correctly they can handle a shady spot and of course they are a food source that some people can tolerate better than others.

I have planted sunflowers often for the happy dominant flower, yes I leave them to feed the birds, they are stalky annuals and require a sunny spot.
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 12, 2014 at 22:31

Just for flowers? How about growing some Sunflowers - bigger flowers and seeds are just bird seed, cheap as.


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