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April 1, 2001
10:17 PM

Post #3104

In last month's figures, Dave reported visitors from all over the world, and I know there are already members from several countries.

I see contacting other gardeners throughout the world to exchange seeds from our areas as one of the major advantages of the internet. There are a lot of posts from international traders on the GW Seed Exchange, but Spike told me they didn't want to encourage international trading, although he didn't say why.

I'm addicted to exchanging seeds with people anywhere in the world who have something different. I'd like to know if there others out there who'd be interested in trading seeds internationally, using Latin names, and mainly for seeds of plants not easily obtainable in their own area.

Would anyone be interested in this sort of more specialised International Seed Trading Forum?

April 2, 2001
1:14 AM

Post #64454

Hi Mary,

This was one of the things I was hoping would happen when we started the International Discussion forum. That forum hasn't been used much at all yet. :(

I'd love to see more int'l trades going on. I've traded with Chile and Sweden, and both times I've been very happy with the product (I love telling people I'm growing chili peppers from a friend in Chile!!).

Check out the International Discussion and see if you can get something started!

BTW - I know I left it out of the report this time, but I was fairly tired when I wrote the report, and I guess I got lazy, but we did get visitors from 73 different countries this year. I don't have the list in front of me right now.


April 2, 2001
7:02 PM

Post #64615

Yes, I've noticed the International Discussion doesn't move much. I've traded seeds with people from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, USA and Wales - told you I was addicted! And it's nice to chat a bit with people from elsewhere.

There are still thousands of new plants I'd like to try. I'm really anxious to get some local wildflowers from the Alps and other mountainous areas, and Cyprus and Mauritius. Surely some of the other 1200+ members of Dave's Garden are seedaholics like me?

April 2, 2001
7:16 PM

Post #64617

Mary: What if I rename "International Discussion" to "International Trading"?

Do you think that would help get people moving?


April 2, 2001
7:25 PM

Post #64627

I don't know, Dave. There's only you and me posting here, and 19 views!

You could try moving this thread over to International Discussion and see if it gets more responses.

Do many people look in to the International Forum even if they don't post?

April 2, 2001
8:47 PM

Post #64695

I don't know! :) Let's find out - I'll move this over there.

Norwich, Norfolk
United Kingdom

April 2, 2001
8:58 PM

Post #64703

Hay guys, don't leave me out of the fun. I'll join in on International Seed Trading.
Fremont, CA

April 2, 2001
9:07 PM

Post #64715

Gosh I'd really like to trade abroad as I've already done with Mary and a few other people abroad. I can speak Spanish and German. I've used German to trade with one person in Austria, but my Spanish is falling by the wayside. Those of you looking to trade seeds, speak up! We want to trade with you! Come on New Zealanders, where are you?


Mishawaka, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2001
11:14 PM

Post #64741

Hey I am up for the International trading been
doing it for years. My latest was to Italy,
and England..

I love to seed trade!


April 3, 2001
6:33 PM

Post #64936

If there's anyone reading this who has unusual or rare seeds but thinks there's nothing they'd want in exchange on my seedlist, please e-mail me. I'm particularly looking for alpines, cushion plants, perennials and flowering shrubs. I have seeds of these, plus tropicals - over 400 altogether, including some leftovers from international trades. I like big trades (I once sent someone 100 different types), and I use Latin names.

If you're that sort of seedaholic, please send me your tradelist. I have a pretty website, too!

(Zone 9a)

April 5, 2001
12:38 PM

Post #65529

Count me in!

I'm interested in plants that can withstand heat, humidity and will grow in clay soil. My locale has mild, wet winters and dry, scorching summers.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Joshua Tree, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 6, 2001
5:48 AM

Post #65853

I have traded, from Ireland, Brazil , Italy, Netherlands.
I am most interested in South Africa and the South of France. My locale is the same as Bloomer, but Sandy soil, alkaline. And very low humidity. Mary, do think I would have anything you would like? You can check out my list. And I have much more , not on that list. I will have an expanded list after spring has passed. Desert Wildflowers and shrubs, and Trees. Including the Mohave Yucca.
Kittanning, PA

April 10, 2001
10:39 PM

Post #67072

Hey this sounds like fun...count me in too...I like the unusual ones... am starting a huge rock/woodland garden and I need LOTS... I have some seeds that i plan on starting this winter and by spring (when the bed will actually be ready to plant...) they will all be ready to put out (i hope)! Anyone interested in rock/woodland gardening? Would like to hear from you...

April 11, 2001
4:38 AM

Post #67146

I would love to trade seeds internationally...just spent a small fortune purchasing rare tropical seeds and other rare perennial flower seeds from eBay. I'm always looking for unusual flowers and tropicals...well what can I say..."addicted to trying something new"...then I give them as gifts to family and friends as house plants...LOL...I must be getting pretty good at it as now I'm getting requests from people outside of the family.:-)

Norwich, Norfolk
United Kingdom

April 11, 2001
5:41 AM

Post #67149

joydie1, what kind of things are you looking for in trades? My list here needs updating, and i'll try to do it in the next few days, but if theres anything there that takes your fancy, I'll trade?!
Endicott, NY
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2001
6:53 AM

Post #67151

i would love to trade more with overseas traders- is there a way to tell if their seeds will grow in our zones?
Weymouth, Dorset
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2001
7:47 PM

Post #67222

That,s how I found this site, by trading seeds from another site.
I,ve traded with netherlands, brazil, canada, and loads from america. It,s good fun waiting for the post, and you get to try loads of things that you can,t get in tour country.I,m determined that at the end of this year I shall be collecting so many seeds that they,ll be spilling out the door :-}Like most of you I love trying anything unusual, I have a mania for just growing things from seeds. Only problem is I then end up with literally 100's of plants, last couple of years my youngest's school plant sale has done well out of me :-}
Macclesfield, CHESHIRE
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2001
6:02 PM

Post #70262

I've traded seeds with people in Brazil, Canaries, Thailand and many more, all with great success. Dont leave me out of international trading - why let IBM have all the fun !!

El Tel
Mount Prospect, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2001
2:35 AM

Post #70397

I think international trading is great. I've traded with quite a few countries also. Wish more people would post. Doris
Chester, North Wales
United Kingdom

April 26, 2001
8:40 PM

Post #71121

Would love to exchange seeds...should we all post our wants/have lists?
Houghton Lake, MI
(Zone 4a)

April 27, 2001
4:35 AM

Post #71200

I too have traded with gardeners from all over the world and I love it!!

I am currently sending seeds to a man in Jordan.

It is so cool when I get to grow something from an area that I may never get to see in person...almost like being there.

I also do some research on the location of the other person so I know where I am sending the seeds.

Ads to the cultural awareness.

Rethymno, Crete
(Zone 10b)

April 28, 2001
5:01 PM

Post #71502

Obviously, in my eyes, the reason this thread has not
yielded any trade, is that its subject is negative:
it starts wth "No trade with EEC" scares and continuse with "why this is wrong" comments.
Being in Greece, I have to say that I would look into plant category or trade list to find someone to trade with.

Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

May 4, 2001
4:45 AM

Post #72586

Hello Mary:

I am also interested in international trading. I have already done it a number of times and it has always been a pleasant experience. Count me in!


May 16, 2001
4:10 PM

Post #74979

Brugmansia here,
I love Brugmansia and I generally have over 10,000 seeds I try to plant each year. This winter, I was wiped out by an early freeze though so I won't have any seed available till fall at the earliest. I will trade hybrid Brugmansia seed from named and unnamed hybrids and accurately label the crosses, colors, species, etc if someone would like to trade with me. I am interested of course in any German Brugmansia crosses that have not made it to the states yet. I do require at least 100 seeds from any cross in a trade in most cases though as many crosses will not give anything worthwhile unless one has at least 100 seeds. Other crosses, like a Double pink Brugmansia crossed to another Double pink Brugmansia would be preferable and accepted in lower numbers in a trade. I have over 30+named cultivars of Brugmansia and 5 different species out of a total of 6 species. Brugmansia species are as follows, arborea, sanguinea, vulcanicola, aurea, versicolor, and suaveolens. I would of course be most interested in seeds from any double pink crossed to another double pink or a double pink crossed to a double orange first. Baring that, I would like double pink Brugmansia types crossed with a pink aurea, suaveolens, etc. Really doesn't matter as long as one parent was a double in color and the pollen used was not from a white Brugmansia. I would of course be interested in any Flava seed as well or in other words, sanguinea x arborea. Any Brugmansia seed that has at least one known parent will be considered in a trade though so please don't not trade with me simply because you think you don't have anything I would be interested in. I would also like to trade for just Brugmasnia pollen as well if any of you would like to trade for pollen.

May 26, 2001
10:19 AM

Post #77402

I swap seeds with other gardeners everywhere, and it sometimes takes me ages to look up the names from some people's lists. I feel it's my responsibility to find out what people are offering me. I can only do that if I have the botanical name, as common names differ from region to region.

Perhaps that's one of the reasons for having an International Trading Forum - we have to use botanical names, and we're all ready to accept the risks and responsibility of packing and sending overseas.

PS - Always looking for trades!

This message was edited Saturday, Jun 16th 7:25 PM
Fair Oaks, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2001
3:57 AM

Post #80643

Great seeing that there are other crazed individuals out there who like unusual plants. I've been lucky enough to find some one willing to send me seed from the Australian wet tropics, but neither he nor I know how to do it properly. Would some one fill me in on the actual procedures for sending seed internationally? These seed, Aracauriacea, must be planted fresh and have a low viability rate so a rapid transit time ie FEDEX or other courier service is mandatory.

I wouldn't want some rare material perishing as it waits to clear Ag Customs so please let me know how it's done.

Wewahitchka, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 12, 2001
6:22 PM

Post #82556

Me too!
I've only traded with :
New Zealand
The Netherlands

I really love rose seeds as well as passiflora.
Pleasantville, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2001
8:12 AM

Post #82745

I am also into rock and woodland gardens. To be precise, rock wall. Just planted the rock wall 1/2 this spring and interested in more seeds to start in winter. I'll be starting a new woods bed; letting the dirt settle now.
Check out my trade list. I have some alpines and other perennials and will have more later.
Mary and all,
Haven't done any international trading yet, but would be really interested in future.
Warkworth, Northumbe
United Kingdom

June 16, 2001
5:56 PM

Post #83837

I live in England and have just found this site as I have been using The Garden Web site, they are trying to put a block on Trading with Europe which I think is just not cricket. So Hello everyone, I am just trying to find my way around. I.ll try to put some of my swaps on later when my brain is working better... It's raining here so not much fun gardening in the rain.
Campbellsville, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2001
2:13 PM

Post #84595

Well, for my first year of seed trading, I think I have done rather well. I have received seeds from Russia, Hungary, Holland, and Australia. I'm sure there are others, too, but am still drinking my first cup of coffee so am not completely functioning yet. I am interested in any and ALL international trades! Let me hear from you all!
Violet Town, Victori
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2001
10:56 PM

Post #91677

Dave, could you or someone perhaps try and clarify for me, and others on reading this thread, whether sending seed back and forth o/s is quite legal??? Do we need permits? Where do we stand? I'll be checking with our authorities tomorrow but sometimes its hard to get the right info and I'm hoping your traders know the answers and can help me. THANKS!! Looking forward to getting started.
Macclesfield, CHESHIRE
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2001
8:55 AM

Post #91853

Hi TerryF

I understand trading ANYTHING (seeds, plants etc.) into OZ is a problem due to the strict nature of the regulations - like the authorities dont want your indigenous plants and animals contaminated or compromised by "foreign" species. Understandable, given the uniqueness of the flora and fauna and the "remoteness" of your location. As to trading with other places in the world from OZ you will need to check them individually. Most countries seem to accept seed is no problem although since the Foot & Mouth outbreak in UK and other parts of Europe a certain paranoia has sprung up (not to mention a confusion with BSE). The advice most responsible traders will give on plant trading is to send them soilless - literally; though wet tissue paper or water retaining gel seems to be acceptabble) or to send unrooted cuttings. Apart from OZ the only country I have heard of giving import problems is Canada (though I dont know why). I guess you just have to do the research !

El Tel
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2001
2:25 PM

Post #91917

Hi TerryF,
I found this site long ago,and should of e-mailed it to you..well,anyway,here it is the quarantine and inspection page of AQIS.
Hope this helps,Gwist
Fayette, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 21, 2001
12:07 PM

Post #97612

Eltel, I sent seeds to Canada. No problem. I stated exactly what I was sending. It took a long time to arrive, so not sure if I would want to try sending plants. It was a good trade so hope to trade with this person in Nova Scotia again.
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2001
2:49 PM

Post #97693

yeah, i'm a bit confused about seed trading, i know plant trading internationally is not the best idea, but seeds??? the post office in the uk said that there would be 'restrictions', and the person i have sent to has waited a week and has still not received the seeds i sent. i stated on the pack what they were, but as i havn't had it returned, i guess it will be on its way. what are the rules with seeds?


July 21, 2001
5:05 PM

Post #97785

It's OK to send most seeds to and from most countries. There are restrictions on individual species in some cases, but in practice, most Customs people have better things to do than bother with little packets of seeds sent between gardeners. Sending plants is usually OK between EU members, too. Most countries have information about their regulations on their Dept. of Ag websites. The UK one is here:
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2001
10:54 PM

Post #97931

thanks for that, mary, clears it up a bit, i guess that applies in the post too?


July 22, 2001
4:29 PM

Post #98329

Seems to. I haven't had any problems with anyone's Customs (apart from one packet of seeds being removed from one packet sent to Oz and one envelope from Holland opened but resealed and delivered intact).
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

July 22, 2001
4:43 PM

Post #98348

how long do things usually take to get to the us from the uk? i sent some over a week ago and as far as i know they havn't received them yet, i feel awful..


July 25, 2001
6:43 AM

Post #99946


I've had them delivered anywhere between 4-11 days, I'v been sent some seeds and letters from the US that took over a month because the senders didn't put the correct postage on, so they went over land rather than priority. It all depends.
Circleville, OH
(Zone 8b)

July 26, 2001
4:57 AM

Post #100540

Hey I'm Game for trades from around the world already got seeds from Gwist, and Trailingon plus a couple of others. So far I have had no problems.
I look forward to more trades I'm like Dave I like telling people I got my seeds from Ierland,Sweden,Canada, and the UK.
(Zone 4b)

July 28, 2001
6:50 PM

Post #101960

hey... I'm from Finland and I've traded with:

31 states of USA
Great Britain
South Africa
Faroe Islands (Denmark)
Mexico (in other way...)
and Hungary

.. OK. If someone wnats to trade my list is at:

August 8, 2001
2:09 AM

Post #107197

I would love to trade. but I can't get into your link *^&#@ it!! Thanks Snap
(Zone 4b)

August 8, 2001
5:56 AM

Post #107261

yep I know... I have little problems with firewall.
(Zone 9b)

August 11, 2001
2:58 AM

Post #108830

Hi, I'm from Chile and i joined DG not long ago.
I read the thread from the beginnigs and It's great that Dave liked the hot peppers (still got 3 types, authentically local varieties!).
Hey, Dave ( if you read it) I'm your friend from Chile!, we meet again, so we have done a full circle!
Happy to be in your garden.

August 11, 2001
3:32 AM

Post #108837

Evert,You Are Amazing''''Your link is absolutely astounding''I have never viewed a better site than yours,thank you for sharing with everyone'' You are very talented and that is an understatement''Thank you again''Sis'
(Zone 4b)

August 11, 2001
4:40 PM

Post #108985

Thank you Sis :-)

August 11, 2001
5:32 PM

Post #109001

You're welcome''
Sachse, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 10, 2003
10:15 PM

Post #705933

JUST COURIOUS- I AM NEW TO THIS SEED TRADING AND I see the last post is 2001---I just sent a guy lotus seeds to Maylasia in exchange for water lilly seeds---What is the current law? Thanks-R.Simmons Sachse-Texas
Mesilla Park, NM

November 12, 2003
8:19 PM

Post #707774

I also would love to do some International Trading. That would be fantastic.
LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

November 20, 2003
2:50 PM

Post #714028

As an american who lived overseas for 11 years in italy.
I can say somehow I find it hard to loose my ties with the culture. And also introduce others to the USA seeds, or as they say semi di stati uniti...

I have been fortunate to have traded some international...
This is a great forum for seed trading !

Anyone who wishes to trade,,, always count me in.


November 21, 2003
5:03 AM

Post #714561

Hi friends,I would be very happy if this forum get moore life I have shange seeds for several years with a lot of friends from a lot of countries.

Roger from Sweden
LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

November 21, 2003
2:51 PM

Post #714765

Ok Ill start something .. a 5 pack seed exchange...
as postage is a factor, lets make it for seeds that are out of the ordinary or native of ones area...
let me know if anyone would like to trade.

sheran in california...
(Zone 8b)

November 21, 2003
6:30 PM

Post #714896

I've starten another European RR Roger. Do you like to join?
Look at the European forum. You're welcome !
Ivinghoe Beds
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

November 21, 2003
8:39 PM

Post #714963

Hey folks, count me in!

I've been successfully trading seeds with six continents for four years.

I have 120+ rare heirloom varieties of legumes, tomatoes and exotic vegetables to trade.

But... this year, I'm only interested in acquiring rare or heirloom legumes, that will grow in temperate climes ie. P. vulgaris or P. sativa. (Thanks but, I already have all the heirloom tomatoes I can grow out, and then some! And alas, I can't grow limas or crowder peas here (Vignas). Wish I could...)

If you have some odd legumes - P. vulgaris or P. sativa (or the like), I'd love to hear from you. E-mail me privately and I'll e-mail you back my vast trade list. (Sorry Dave, it's just too big to post here on the site.)

BTW: there is no phytosanitation problem in mailing seed to the UK. And when I mail seed back to the US or Australia, it has always gotten through without problem. (I am nothing if not ingenious.)
Rio de Janeiro
(Zone 11)

November 22, 2003
10:50 PM

Post #715663

Here in Brazil there are a lot of restrictions regarding the exchange of "biological material" with foreign countries, because of the fear of biopiracy. The restrictions are so hard that botanists canīt collect plants without at least 2 authorizations, even from particular areas. They canīt even transport herborized specimens from one herbarium to another anymore.

Sometimes I feel bad because people ask me if I have stuff to trade. I do have, but laws forbid me to do it unless I get special authorizations. Of course, I could just send seeds in a sealed envelope and send it away, they wonīt open every envelope to check if they are sending "biological material" (as some people do trade seeds and plants via mail and some of you already got stuff from Brazil), but if they do, Iīm so fried - working with botany makes things worse instead of the oposite. Itīs complicated...


New Zealand

November 23, 2003
9:40 AM

Post #715944

HI all,
New Zealand is alittle bit the same as Monocromatico, there are restrictions. I would not try to import plant material, It's to expensive if done the right way,and if you try to sneak it in, there are huge fines.
Seed does get through, but it is best to put on the envelope "seeds of no commercial value", some seeds are taken, mainly grasses ,and plants that, become a problem.
I would like to trade seed with others or IRC, and just hope the mail gets through both ways.
LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

November 24, 2003
2:25 PM

Post #716842

still looking for any international trades see my prev ad.
Five packs for 5 packs. Seeds typical of each others regions.



New Zealand

November 25, 2003
7:41 AM

Post #717453

Sounds good to me.Although seeds here are not mature.
LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

December 4, 2003
12:54 AM

Post #723360

cool send me your address.. here is mine

sheran cohen
po box 3745
granada hills, ca 91344
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 7a)

December 4, 2003
2:11 AM

Post #723420

i to would so love to trade with other traders from any other country anywhere.. so can get stamps for my 9 yr. old grandd.. thanks blessings..
LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

December 18, 2003
2:09 PM

Post #733324

let me know and thanks for the trade.

happy holidays.
(Zone 4b)

December 18, 2003
2:48 PM

Post #733339

Yes Sherean I did, yesterday, when did you send them? I'm just wondering, did I remember to send you yours? Because I wasn't expecting anything, I think? :/ Hmm, maybe it's just bad memory.

LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

December 18, 2003
7:29 PM

Post #733504

ah see im not the only one who forgets... yes I did get some seeds from you...
we are even... thanks for the goodies for my garden..
happy holidays
(Zone 4b)

December 18, 2003
8:39 PM

Post #733531

Ok.. :) Your address just didn't look familiar at all :s

hiram, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 29, 2003
1:20 PM

Post #739416

I haven't traded with anyone except from the phillippines. I'd love to trade with folks from around the world.
(Zone 9b)

January 28, 2004
12:25 PM

Post #765553

Hi international traders:
I have very small quantities of the seeds below (10 and sometimes only 5 of each)
Lophospermum Scandens
Adenophora Lilifolia
Oenothera Campylocalyx
Dianthus ex "Rainbow Loveliness"
Dianthus Superbus var. longicalycinus
Dianthus Superbus
Tweedia Caerulea (Oxypetalum)
Nicotiana "Mop-Cap"
Geum Capense
Rhodochiton Atrosanguineum
Sedum Caeruleum (Blue Stonecrop)
Oenothera Minima

I'm looking for full sun flower seeds and rare pelargoniuns.
Carlisle, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2004
12:45 AM

Post #774399

Count me in on the international swapping discussion group. I've swapped with the UK, Ireland, Scotland, S. America, Australia, New Zealand, and more than I can remember. Thanks much.
County Roscommon
(Zone 8a)

February 8, 2004
1:25 AM

Post #775383

I'd be very interested in international seed trading. I am in the Republic of Ireland and am quite new to this although I have done a few trades ie. UK and USA but would love to do more.

Murchison, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 8, 2004
2:12 AM

Post #775416

I am interested in international seed trading. new at this, but willing to give it a try.
Navarre (NW FL), FL
(Zone 8b)

February 9, 2004
7:23 AM

Post #776630

I would certainly be interested. I am currently looking for someone in Mexico. In the Yucatan to be more specific. Or even better might be Belize. Anyone knowing of someone would be my hero. Anyone???

This message was edited Feb 9, 2004 4:28 AM
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2004
2:37 PM

Post #788385

Would love to trade and get seeds from other countries. I would love to have seeds of the fruit tree in Tiawan, they call it Dragons Eye, its like a grape with a tough outer almost leather skin. The furit is wonderful right of the Tree. Was there in 1996 and eat a lot of this fruit.

Tom Henry

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(Zone 4b)

February 22, 2004
2:53 PM

Post #788397

Wonder if you are talking about Longan? They are readily available here in some grocery stores with good fruit selections. Check yours ;)
Dundee, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2004
4:34 PM

Post #791523

I love International trading!! Have traded in Brazil, Chile, China, Thailand, etc. Always looking for new traders!!
markleysburg, PA
(Zone 5a)

February 25, 2004
4:36 PM

Post #791525

Me too Am trading well internationally-only had one package from Holland confiscated
(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2004
11:19 PM

Post #791917

Hello traders, I am from Spain, Iīd like palm seeds, I have very much interest in this kind of plants. I can get a lot of seeds of flowers, vines, fruits and vegetables from my country if you arenīt interested in palms.
Please if you are able to get palm seeds, visit my tradelist and donīt take care if is anything interesting to you, probably in short time will be. Iīm making on my tradelist for a week.
You can also ask me for seeds and Iīll try get them.

Hasta pronto amigos.
(Zone 4b)

February 26, 2004
4:37 AM

Post #792216

Welcome canelgat :) You seem to be new here.
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 4, 2004
1:44 AM

Post #798251

Thanks Evert,
Never thought to look in stores here, was hoping to find seeds or a tree to buy. They don't do well in the cold but mite beable to grow them here in Louisiana.

Tom Henry

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Churchill, Victoria
(Zone 10a)

May 11, 2004
12:28 AM

Post #865783

I am very interested in International Trading of seeds. I have the seed of the following Australian species available for trade at present:

Family - Iridaceae
Libertia paniculata Branched grass-flag
Patersonia occidentalis Long Purple-flag

Family - Liliaceae
Arthropodium strictum Chocolate Lily

Family - Xanthorrhoeaceae
Xanthorrhoea minor Little Grass-Tree

Family - Fabaceae
Indigofera australis Austral Indigo
Kennedia nigricans Black Coral-pea
Kennedia prostrata Running Postman
Kennedia rubicunda Dusky Coral-pea
Viminaria juncea Golden Spray

Family - Malvaceae
Gynatrix pulchella Hemp Bush

Family - Mimosaceae
Acacia baileyana Cootamundra Wattle
Acacia buxifolia Box-leaved Wattle
Acacia dealbata Silver Wattle
Acacia melanoxylon Blackwood
Acacia pycnantha Golden Wattle
Acacia suaveolens Sweet Wattle
Acacia terminalis Sunshine Wattle

Family - Myrtaceae
Leptospermum laevigatum Coastal Tea-tree

Family - Oleaceae
Notelaea venosa Large Mock-olive

Family - Proteaceae
Banksia integrifolia Coastal Banksia
Grevillea chrysophaea Golden Grevillea
Hakea laurina Pin-cushion Hakea
Hakea nodosa Yellow Hakea
Hakea petiolaris Sea-urchin Hakea
Lambertia formosa Thorny Devil

Family - Sapindaceae
Dodonea vicosa Native Hop

Family - Stylidiaceae
Stylidium graminifolium Grass Trigger-plant
Ivinghoe Beds
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 11, 2004
8:33 PM

Post #866705

Aw shucks, folks. (Sorry, I got that daft expression from a good friend in the Ozarks. Who now disowns it utterly.)

I'm up for any trade of heirloom legumes.

I am now (truly) growing out 160+ different legume varieties in my paddock in central England, zone 8A. They come from Africa, Australia, Europe and the US. (Yes, growing beans and peas can become a compulsion!)

All Phaseolus vulgaris varieties grow well here. But alas, P. lunatus (butter beans or limas), or Vignas (crowders) , or Cicers (chickpeas) , do not. We just don't have the hot long bright summers for them here, in Britain.

So if you have any interesting heirloom legumes to trade, please e-mail me privately, via this site. And I'll e-mail you back my trade list. (So vast is it, 'twould never fit into the 'trade list' utility provided here, alas.)

July 3, 2004
10:43 AM

Post #935720

I would love to join in an international seed trade and am particularly interested in seeds of low growing (alpine type) plants that would be suitable for very small containers or rock gardens, and also low growing grasses (but not Frosted Curls as I have this one) especially any 'red' grasses. I have lots of freshly gathered seeds available, especially Aquillegias, Quaking Grass (and various other grasses) and Spanish Bluebells.


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