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Plant swap....


I was thinking it would be really nice to organise a plant swap where we propagate cuttings of plants from our garden for other fellow GOYers.. and then swap for something some one else has…
Perhaps taking requests .. What does everyone think?
ATM I have a few Erigeron plants grown from seed but given a couple of months to do them i would be really happy to do cuttings of penstemons , geraniums basically anything thats in my garden that you may fancy… this way we get to increase our range of plants..for instance alchemilla grows like a weed in my garden but I know people go out and buy this plant…
What do you think?..

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I think this was tried once and didn't have much response. But people do offer things and often arrange privately for something else in exchange - eg I recently sent dahlias to Nariz and received sweet william seed. So do offer your erigerons when they are ready - I would like one and could offer a few of the sweet williams!

15 Jun, 2012


Thanks Steragram, will happily swap a few ergerons for some sweet Williams , I don't have any of them could you pm me your address and I'll send some off to you.

15 Jun, 2012


Bishop of Llandaff looking good now Steragram! Lovely bronze foliage. Thanks again! Madabout: I still have some SW seeds if you'd like them, just PM me your address.

16 Jun, 2012


It's a good idea. I've swapped plants with many members. The thing is I can't remember what I've had from who lol ... I'll have to keep a list like Shirley Tulip does :o)

16 Jun, 2012


Thanks Nariz yes some SW seed would be lovely thanks, would you like in exchange! I have some little erigion or llittle lythrum Robert , or I could take some cuttings ?
Hywel it would be an idea to keep a list ! I have two plants in my garden thanks to GOWers ,the lovely purple lupin and the lovely cowslips I had in spring.... They do give me pleasure just because they are from other enthusiasts...

16 Jun, 2012


Lovely idea, I need instructions on how you would package a growing plant for posting on to a new home but would love to get involved x

16 Jun, 2012


@ Magnadoodle, I use the insides of toiletrolls/papertowel roles, I take as much compost off as possible, wrap the roots with damp paper towels and a bit of bubblewrap then into a padded envelope. First class post to arrive the next morning, Price usually around £2.80 for between 1 and 3 plants, there's a standard price for certain weights now..I hope this helps..

16 Jun, 2012


I have swapped quite a few plants/seeds on here mostly in the autumn.

16 Jun, 2012


sounds like a perfect method Young daisyd to send plants, in th epast i have used old packaging from amil order plants that i had kept but haven't got any more atm..

16 Jun, 2012


Thanks Daisyd, added to favourites so I know what to do when I have something to pass on :) x

16 Jun, 2012


Don't want anything in return, Madabout. Just let me know your address in a PM and I'll be on the case.

17 Jun, 2012


Sorry Mad, only just found this blog. Dee, brilliant idea about the cardboard rolls. :o)

24 Jun, 2012

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