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Australian and New Zealand Gardening: PLANT & SEED SWAP. ( within Australia only )

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ginger749

August 22, 2007
11:30 PM

Post #3887940

This thread is dedicated to Ozzies who want to swap Plants & Seeds . You can either offer Your spare plants here ,
Or ask others for something You want .

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Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

August 23, 2007
1:01 AM

Post #3888241

SOLVED:

Hey Ginger,
You did get to that quickly, good on you!

I have junior (about three inches high) I have included a photo. I am looking for any cacti.
I also a "few" Pregnant Onions" will post just the picture next.

A friend
DEGAROTTY

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Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

August 23, 2007
1:02 AM

Post #3888248

Pregnant Onions.

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Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

August 23, 2007
1:37 AM

Post #3888445

Hi Friends,
I just thought of a couple of plants that I am looking for, to buy If I have too.
Zebra Plant x 2
Tradascantia "Rolio" (Purple)
Celosia argentea var. Plumosa x 2

A Friend,

Debi
ginger749

August 23, 2007
1:43 AM

Post #3888492

Unfortunately I don't have either .
But there are quite a few Ozzies active on this site now .
My main plants are Track Jazz , Cannas , Hippies & Gingers .
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 23, 2007
7:26 AM

Post #3889361

Hi Debi, I think your pregnant onion is a sea onion, Urginea maritima. I saw it in the botanical gardens at Mt cootha. I had lots of them but have had to put them places where the conditions aren't so codusive to their growth, because given the right ammount of water e.t.c, they go like crazy!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 23, 2007
7:39 AM

Post #3889367

I have about 20 Antigonon leptopus seeds on offer for free. They were collected about 8 weeks ago from my neighbours house. I am going to try a few, but don't need all of them. D mail me if you're interested

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Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 23, 2007
8:01 AM

Post #3889378

I'd like to encourage people to use the trading facilities on the site as well as posting here, the Trading lists are very good and useful. As a start try checking out my trade items here: http://davesgarden.com/community/trading/list.php?list=have&member=kaelkitty and if you need any extra help please d-mail me. One useful tip for starting is to use the Plant Files. Search for the plant you have, or the one you want, when you find it scroll down and click on "Add this plant to your trade list" and take it from there, it's pretty easy. KK.
wineaux
Tucson, AZ

August 23, 2007
8:03 AM

Post #3889381

I thought it was aussie not ozzie.
ginger749

August 23, 2007
8:20 AM

Post #3889386

wineaux ,
Where did Dorothy & Toto come from ?
aussie OR ozzie???
wineaux
Tucson, AZ

August 23, 2007
2:40 PM

Post #3890174

Kansas
ginger749

August 23, 2007
4:08 PM

Post #3890563

OK I'll try something else .
Was it the Wizard of Auss .
Or the wizard of Ozz ? lol
wineaux
Tucson, AZ

August 23, 2007
4:22 PM

Post #3890616

okay, I get it...OZ
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

August 24, 2007
12:55 AM

Post #3892428

You Pair,
Very funny reading! lol
I am an "Aussie", Australian. We do spell it Aussie...,
khopton
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 24, 2007
1:16 AM

Post #3892520

This is a great idea!!! I hope to be able to add to the swap. I hope it is kept informal. I'm happy to give seeds away but can't guarantee their viability. I tend to collect them from any plant I'm interested in from neighbors, etc. and just hope for the best!
ginger749

August 24, 2007
1:21 AM

Post #3892546

I will have about 400 Hippeastrums for trading in late October .
So put your orders in now .
This was last years Dig .

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annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 24, 2007
4:33 AM

Post #3893548

I am chasing some native scutellarias (skullcaps), I have tons off seeds off various salvias and have all types off lamiaceae seeds, that is my main growing area, lamiaceae, I have just started collecting scented geraniums as well, so far have the peppermint ginger and coconut scented ginger, have a lot off unusual stuff here. I am also chasing various lobelia species, I have salvia plants to swap or impatiens sodenii plants.

I am also chasing any unusual lamiaceae seeds:)

I am rambling, because I am in a hurry and have to go out, yikes, where has the day gone;)

Great Idea.

Annette

Scutellaria ventenatii

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annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 24, 2007
5:27 AM

Post #3893649

oops peppermint and coconut scented geraniums...
wineaux
Tucson, AZ

August 24, 2007
8:35 AM

Post #3893761

anyone want to trade seeds from Arizona U.S.?
ginger749

August 24, 2007
9:08 AM

Post #3893784

Post withdrawn .
What do I know .

This message was edited Aug 24, 2007 7:36 PM
annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 24, 2007
9:19 AM

Post #3893789

I have had no trouble sending seeds overseas or receiving seeds as long as they are on the icon list.
http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_querycontent.asp

What is this about, I have just mailed a whole lot off seeds this week out to Japan,Canada, U.S. and the U.K.

Enquiring minds need to know:)

Annette
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 24, 2007
10:15 AM

Post #3893820

Hi Annette,
I seem to have permanent bad luck with the ICON list
Everything I want, which I can't get locally, always comes up with -

"Condition C6066

This commodity is prohibited entry into Australia because insufficient information is available on its risk status. Importers are to be advised that the consignment must be re-exported or destroyed.

Permit applications to import the goods may be forwarded prior to importation to the Animal and Plant Programs Branch in Canberra, for consideration along with a pest risk analysis assessment."

So, speaking from my experience I have just about given up trying! LOL, Kaelkitty.
annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 24, 2007
10:35 AM

Post #3893840

You always check the commodity first and see what is allowed in, you know that I have a lot off salvias and as long as they are on the 'list', than it is no problems, I always check icon first it is my seed bible.

Annette
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 24, 2007
11:09 AM

Post #3893869

Hi Annette,
I suspect my main problem is that I am mostly looking at cacti and succulents, and they can get a bit iffy, since the great Opuntia takeover! last century. Where did you find the "Allowed List" on the icon site? All I get is the search function, and it gets really old entering name after name from an overseas plant list only to get "prohibited entry" time after time! Usually by the time I get a response back from ..forwarded prior to importation to the Animal and Plant Programs Branch in Canberra, for consideration.. the O/S supplier has run out of seeds! or they say no anyway!

TTFN, Jacq.
annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 24, 2007
11:37 AM

Post #3893927

Hi There,

Where it says commodity put in the genera, like I would put in salvias, than when the page loads up click on the one that comes up in my case salvia ssp. It will list every allowed species off that genera allowed in, it takes seconds.Once you do that you will know where you stand, so list the succulent name than click the subspecies, scroll down and all is revealed.

I hope that this helps:)

Annette
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

August 24, 2007
2:33 PM

Post #3894706

ginger749,
I hope you didn't take offence to my Post #3892428??

It was not meant to offend anyone...

A Friend,

Debi


khopton
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 24, 2007
11:49 PM

Post #3896759

Annette68 - possible to post a photo of coconut geranium?? I bought what was labeled that but it really doesn't smell like coconut to me and if it is different, I may take you up on the offer. I have started planted salvias but no seed or cutting production yet. I'm in love with my Salvia semiatrata!! I also have Geranium maderense (biggest of the species, so I've been told). When it decides to set seed, I'm happy enough to send them along. k
khopton
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 25, 2007
12:15 AM

Post #3896878

Annette68 - I saw that you have Salvia dorisiana as well. Is it really peach scented? I went to the salvia specialist website to read more about it and it suggests that it is grapefruit scented!! Are there different cultivars or is the scent a bit ambiguous?? Just wondering, it's beautiful in any case!! Don't know if it would handle our winter though. k
annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 25, 2007
12:50 AM

Post #3897040

Hi K,

The foliage smells like fruit. It is also known as fruitscented sage, Divine, sometimes I just go and rub the leaves and smell,it is native to the honduras, it doesnt like frost.I have also got a salvia gravida, a new one and the foliage smells like perfume, this is a new one and still learning what conditions it likes, huge flowers as well:)

Salvia Gravida

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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

August 25, 2007
3:37 AM

Post #3897691

Hey Ginger where did you go?
hi everyone ...love to support this but don't know how or even if I am clever enough...how does it work...I have lots of seeds ...I don't mind sharing ...I don't really have to have anything in return ...I think I would feel guilty if I swapped something and the party at the other end was not happy ...I have looked at some of the posts over in the other forums and some folk have been upset because of stuff like that...does anyone have advise to any of us who would love to do this but are a bit nervous ? thankyou :)
Brical ...where are you?
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 25, 2007
9:30 AM

Post #3898041

Well, anything I offer will be for free, and it's up to you to get any joy from it. I will supply it with as much information as i can, but Daves Garden plant files usually have everything you will need! So Antigonon letopus anyone?
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

August 25, 2007
12:17 PM

Post #3898222

weed_woman, I would appreciate a couple if you have any spare as I am just starting to get a collection of plants, all sorts. I do not even know what your plants are, but I would love them like my other one's.

Thanks,

Debi
khopton
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 25, 2007
11:56 PM

Post #3900172

I had the same concerns as chrissy100 about swapping. If we could all agree that we mean the best then that would have to be enough. Like weedwoman said, it's free. Up to the recipient to decide what to do with their newly acquired seeds/cuttings. I have lots of different seeds and have no idea if they are viable or not. More than happy to share them with no dramas. We're a small group down here so should be able to keep it simple and friendly if only to support each other! Ok, that's my two cents worth. I'll be going through my seed packets soon and make a list.

weedwoman, do you think the antigonon letopus would grow in Adelaide?? I haven't heard of it before but it sounds interesting.

annette68, your S. gravida sounds wonderful!! Wonder if that would do well here?? I have 'Tequila' growing in p.shade and it's going crazy! My cocount geranium (which smells more like grapefruit) didn't blink at the few light frost nights we had in July.

Happy gardening everyone!!

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

August 26, 2007
12:24 AM

Post #3900234

Good one... everyone we can do this ...hey Ginger !...come on sweetie you started this off...come back we are waiting for you...we newbys at this kinda stuff need some fairy godmother to tell us what to do...:)
Hey everyone have you heard the awful news about our horses...we are in lockdown already(Luddenham) every horse in NSW and possibly Australia is forbidden to move from the property...horse flu...some exotic disease is racing through the race horses( excuse the pun)...this has severe repercussions for a lot of people
people from where I live ...near an equestrian ground are ringing up in tears...the News says even the Melbourne cup will be cancelled...all horse races in Australia are cancelled Yikes!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 26, 2007
7:12 AM

Post #3901100

Hi everyone, Hi Khopton. Antigonon (links of love, coral vine) is in my gardening book as needing warm to hot, moist coastal to tropical climates, so is probably not suited to Adelaide, but your'e welcome to try anyway. If you're interested just Dmail me your postal address and I'll put a couple in an envelope for you.
The scare with the horse flu is a new one. 1st bird flu, then foot'n'mouth, then mad cows, meningitis, killer flu and now this. Maybe its terrorism in a new form. Biological warfare and all that! Do I sound parranoid?
khopton
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 26, 2007
12:10 PM

Post #3901272

Yeah, you kinda sound a wee bit paranoid!! I don't think the flu is deadly, is it?? I mean, that has to be the bright point. The animals aren't going away. Just lots of people losing money. Scary stuff and very sad.

As for the swapping; looks like we are capable of being casual about the whole thing which is the only way to go. My only organizational suggestion would be that we dedicate a thread to just the subject of swaps and not get off subject too much. Yes??

weedwoman - I'll pass on the Antigonon due to it's love of water/tropics. SA just restricted us even more this month. Now we can't use drippers! ABC gardening radio show this morning really raked SA water rep over the coals and trying to understand why we can dump as many buckets of water (from the tap) onto our gardens but can't use the much more efficient method of dripper systems. Unbelievable. What a mess. Pray for rain to hit us soon!!
ginger749

August 26, 2007
8:11 PM

Post #3902688

For the benefit of those of you who do not read ALL of the posts in this Forum .
I have already stated Terry ( Administrator ) has made us a offer .
So I will repeat it here a second time .
Quoting:
I've been in touch with Terry ( admin )
Our Plant trading is now a 'STICKY'
Which means it will always stay at the top .
She also said
Quoted:
It's "stickied" - I hope it turns into a lot of trading for the
Australian members. If there's enough interest down the road, we can
set up a trading forum just for Australian members.

So that sounds good .
NOW lets every one support the trading Thread .


If someone wants to get really serious about swapping ?
Start a new thread stating that 'serious posts only' allowed here .
I wish you luck .
My suggestion is we show Terry how serious we are and we will get our
( trading forum just for Australian members ) .


chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

August 26, 2007
9:40 PM

Post #3903003

Will you start it please Ginger?
ginger749

August 26, 2007
9:59 PM

Post #3903059

Thank you chrissy100 for YOUR support .
But I've already started this one .
And I'm very happy with it's progress .

These are My Tropicannas .
And I started off with only one .
When I dig them up at Xmas there will be a lot for trading .
So keep an eye on this space .

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

August 26, 2007
10:14 PM

Post #3903097

Ok then then this is it ...sorry I am a dill ...that's great and the cannas are lovely. :)
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 27, 2007
12:16 AM

Post #3903442

Hey Chrissy,
You can't be a dill, because then you would be pickled! I'm giving you lot advanced warning, by the end of this week coming, I should have extended my trade lists a lot! I don't suppose anyone wants any Aloe (vera) Barbadensis? I also have some nice Smpervivum and Glottiphyllum babies which I'll be putting up as soon as I can get their photos up loaded. TTFN, KK.
khopton
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 27, 2007
12:17 AM

Post #3903454

Annette68 - do yo have a list of salvia seeds/cuttings you're willing to swap or give away? I don't have much to swap at the moment. I have some seeds I collected in autumn this year but I will say that I can't guarantee success just good intentions!

I collected seeds from my mother-in-laws Swan Plant and plant it to attract monarch butterflies which it does well. Has weed potential so important to collect seed pods. Anyone interested in gardening for butterflies? I have some seeds for that. Here's the official description:

Swan plant (Asclepias physocarpa)

The seed case of this fantastic plant looks just like a swan. The downside is that the seeds spread very easily throughout the garden on the breeze, so the plant does have some weed potential. Swan plants reach around 2m (6') tall, and can be grown in most parts of Australia, either as annuals or short-lived perennials. They prefer a full sun position with good drainage.

I also have some Amaranthus caudatus aka: Love-Lies-Bleeding or Tassel Flower seeds to spare. Check the DG plant file for pix and description.
ginger749

August 27, 2007
12:22 AM

Post #3903472

Kaelkitty ,
How do you know she doesn't get pickled every night ? lol
My guess is a lot of us do . :o))

Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

August 27, 2007
12:33 AM

Post #3903517

Sorry, not all. lol
I havent got back into the dating scene since my husband died, 7 years ago. But I live in hope...PMSL..!

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

August 27, 2007
12:48 AM

Post #3903581

Ha ha ha ...well okay in the next few days going to write some lists and submit...nice to see everyone happy...

it's gonna be a bright ...bright sunshiny day...gee 25c today and the next few days ...Spring has sprung...my Goldfussia has turned into a ball of pale lavender the air smells so good already
enjoy your day everyone! :)
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

August 27, 2007
1:35 AM

Post #3903749

This site has really changed my life! I am speaking the truth, I can't wait to get on after work and my family are telling me I am addicted to it! So be it! I say... lol ...

A friend,

Debi
ginger749

August 27, 2007
1:48 AM

Post #3903857

As I said Saturday ,
My family and I went and Climbed Mt Barney Yesterday . ( Sunday )
It is 1365 mtrs high . I took lots of Pics on the trip .
Any one know what this shrub / tree is ?
We are not allowed to collect seed from our National Parks .
What a pity . I would have liked to have this growing here at home .

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 27, 2007
3:30 AM

Post #3904257

KIck kick kick, dont navigate away from this page while you're writing a post!!!!! GRRRRRRRrrrrrr.
O.K. cool calm and collected now!
Hi Ginger, is it a Banksia spinulosa, (Hairpin Banksia)? It looks nice with the brown tips almost as if it's been singed!
Can't tell I'm addicted to DG. Only came home for a sandwhich between jobs! LOL
ginger749

August 27, 2007
3:43 AM

Post #3904302

Sue rather than navigating away ,
Just open a second Explorer page .
I once lost 10 mins of typing GRRRRRRRrrrrrr.
So I know what you mean .
Close up of BB.

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annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 27, 2007
4:06 AM

Post #3904393

Some off my salvia seeds that I have available.

Salvia myriantha
Salvia sangria splendens
salvia pseudo nutans
salvia urica blue ribbon
salvia coccineas all colours, red,white,coral nymph,brenthurst, lavender.
salvia plectranthoides

Cuttings available

Van Houteii
Black knight
pseudo nutans
myriantha
elegans purple
costa rica blue
phyllis fancy
hot lips
splendens spotted leaves, red , white, burgundy

That is for starters:)

A.
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

August 27, 2007
5:34 AM

Post #3904540

Hi Ginger,
It looks a bit like Banksia spinulosa to me but Banksia's aren't one of my main areas of interest. I'd D-mail Kennedyh - If anyone can ID it for you Kennedy can. Once you know the name, I'd think you'll have a good chance of getting one at a Native plant nursery. Best of Luck, KK.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 27, 2007
9:04 PM

Post #3906757

Its a really unusual banksia isn't it? really lovely close up Ginger. It's definitely got that "hair pin" look about it, must be a different cultivar/hybrid. Where is Mt Barney? (being slack and can't be bothered to look it up)
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



August 27, 2007
9:55 PM

Post #3906934

ginger, your shrub from Mt. Barney is definitely the Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa). It is quite a widespread species, being quite common around here in Victoria, as well as in South-East Queensland. I have photographed in Victoria, but also in Queensland, where I found it on Mt. Coolum, which is not all that far North of Mt. Barney. Here is a picture of it on Mt. Coolum: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/161568/

Kennedy
ginger749

August 27, 2007
11:25 PM

Post #3907281

Thank you Kennedy ,
It is truly amazing how they grow in the wild .
No fertilizer , no daily watering , no mulching .
Very little soil , And absolutely no TLC .
And US bush walkers walk all over them .
Mother Nature sure is amazing .

This Leptospermum was growing in a crack in the Cliff Face ?

Sue , Mt Barney is West of Brisvegas .
1/2 hours drive past Rathdowney towards Mt Lindesay .

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 28, 2007
4:31 AM

Post #3908606

What Leptospermum? All I can see is the beautiful view!
ginger749

August 28, 2007
4:47 AM

Post #3908653

I guessed someone would ask that question . LOL
And I came prepared .
I risked my life and limbs to take this Pic .
Right on the edge of a 200 meter. drop .
Did yall know a fall off a Mountain has never killed any one ?


It's the sudden stop at the bottom that kills you . :o)

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

August 28, 2007
8:38 AM

Post #3908810

do ya reckon we kinda got off the subject of plant swapping? Kinda easy to do hey? I've already got a couple of things ready to go (to those that have enquired) and am looking forward to some exciting things that might come my way in the near future I hope. Cute little flower Ginger! I'm afraid I haven't been near the edge of a cliff for some time. I lived in the Blue Mtns for a short time and did a bit of scrambling around rocks and waterfalls and did a spot of abseiling with my Bro, (whos an Adventure Guide) down on Mt Buffalo in Victoria, also a bit of rock climbing, which I found very hard, especially trying to hoist mt own body weight up hard unforgiving granite! Lots of grazes and wobbly legs!
annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

September 8, 2007
6:03 AM

Post #3950134

Here is a pic off the coconut scented geranium for you to compare with yours.

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annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

September 8, 2007
6:04 AM

Post #3950135

the flowers

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 14, 2007
5:26 AM

Post #3973471

Hello everyone on here. I have given up on getting any gardening done today in the freezing wind so have come into the warm to read the posts. I have been looking at the replies to the idea for an Aussie swap and trade site. What a great idea. I love to share my plants and am willing to send plants or bits anywhere except WA, NT or Tas.
I have a lot of plants that are probably common but are hardy. They have to be to survive on our hill in the wind. My plants are all grown with very little or no watering. It's surprising how little water most plants really need. I will post a list of what i have that can be dug up or pieces sent and after that I'm not sure how you go about doing the actual exchange. Do I post my e-mail address for people to contact me ? Ginger, please let me know the right protocol here.
I have Pentsemons in pink, burgundy, white, pink/white, red/ white, purple,and lilac. some are short tubular flowers , others longer thinner tubes
Agapanthus in blue or white
Day lilies in a bright orange. These are a smaller flower but lots of them and they grow and spread much quicker than the usual ones
Geraniums in pink, white, red/ white, pink/ white, lipstick pink, tomato red, some are double ,some single
Climbing geraniums in white, purple, burgundy/ white, orange red, dark pink, red/ white, some are double, some single.
Iris in asstd. colors. Until they flower ,I can't remember the colors. I will label them this year.
Geranium species. This is a large rambling plant with lovely ferny leaves and covered in bright pink small flowers. It will self seed everywhere but is easily controlled by simply pulling out unwanted plants.
I also have Geranium Maderense which is spectacular. For 2-3 years a lovely round ferny plant about 1 metre but then it puts up a large flowerhead absolutely covered in small pink flowers . This will last for months then self seed and die..
Plectranthus in a purple blue. This grows easily from cuttings.
Naked ladies in pink/ white and pink.
Autilons in orange, cream, pink. dark pink/red and yellow.
Wallflowers in brown/ burgundy, orange /yellow and yellow. Also the purple WinterJoy wallflower.
In exchange I would like anything that will grow in cold winter and dry summers.
For weed_woman , some of my little orphan succulents if wanted. I have posted a pic of a few.
Happy gardening all.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 14, 2007
9:00 AM

Post #3973575

Awww sunset thanks for thinking of me to adopt your babies! Any that you think need new homes are welcome here. I have spaces all around my house that are ideal for them to settle into.
Is there anything that you are after in Particular?
Sue
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

September 14, 2007
10:02 AM

Post #3973636

77Sunset,
In your picture you have a rosette in the biggest black pot near the palm.
Could you please tell me it's name as I have one and don't know what it is called. Also, is there a special way to look after it, does it need a deep container, sun or part sun/shade, etc.

A friend,

Debi

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Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

September 14, 2007
11:07 AM

Post #3973698

Three guesses out of many possibles (only because these are the three I could show you photos of easily!)
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/55355/ Echeveria leucotricha ?
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/140549/ Echeveria hybrid 'Pulv-Oliver' ?
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/138037/ Echeveria hybrid 'Set-Oliver' ?

It's a furry Echeveria in both cases, but I am not convinced that Sunset and Degarotty even have the same furry Echeveria as the leaves are differently shaped. Both plants look like they need a bit more light and a bit less water - they really should get to completely dry soil between waterings if possible and at least half a day of direct sunlight, although I would ease them into that gradually or they could burn. TTFN, KK.
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

September 14, 2007
12:16 PM

Post #3973870

Hi KK,
I had a look at each picture and I am not sure it is any of them. Let me tell you why (I am not an expert though) The first one has roundish leaves, mine has flat long arrow point leaf. Second Picture has red edges on leaves and mine doesn't. Third picture looks to be smooth and roundish again.
The pot I am talking about in Sunset's post, is the one in the blue box closest to the bottom of the photo, where you can just see a couple of "palm?" leaves.
I know mine is only young but it does look like the one in Sunset's post, The big black pot, but in the blue box.
But like I said, I am not the expert, KK.
I will look at some Echeveria's and see if I can find one close to what mine looks like "to me". lol.

Thanks for helping, KK

A friend,

Debi
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

September 14, 2007
12:37 PM

Post #3973933

KK I just had a look at this site and this plant looks and is described alot like mine.
Maybe you might like to have a look with your expert eyes and tell me what you think?
http://www.desert-tropicals.com .

Thanks,

Debi
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

September 14, 2007
2:20 PM

Post #3974283

Hi Debi,
I didn't see your post until after work but your link went only to the front page of the DT site. The "furry" photos on the site were E. coccinea, E. pulvinata, E. setosa and the cultivars 'Doris Taylor', 'Set-Oliver', and 'Ruby Blush' Which was the plant you wanted to draw my attention to? These six names are pretty much the "usual suspects" for fuzzy Echeveria's in Australia, but yours and sunset's photos are both a bit short on detail. Nearly all of this group of plants WILL develop the red edges, given some sun, that's why I said yours needed some! E. setosa probably has the least red, but it also has the flattest most spoon shaped leaves so it's pretty much ruled out. Sunset's plant looks like the one which has always gone around the Australian nursery trade as E. 'Set-Oliver' - in fact I purchased one many years ago under that name which could just about be it's twin, though I agree that the American photos appear to show a rather different plant. This is the kind of thing that makes IDing unnamed Echeveria's such a pain! TTFN, KK.
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

September 15, 2007
7:14 AM

Post #3977202

Hi KK,
The one I wanted to draw attention to was the "Doris Taylor". Well I did take your advice and it is now in the sun, so we will see soon, hey. You must have ESP because I have just come back in from taking an up-dated photo. lol.
Also KK, I have sent you a D-mail to show you how our trade is doing.

See if this pic help's...

Debi

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 15, 2007
10:20 PM

Post #3979086

Hello again everyone. Degaroty, I took another pic of the succulent you asked about. You will have to rely on someone else to give info on it. I know nothing about succulents names. It is only about 8cm across at the moment and has fleshy pointed leaves with the new leaves having white furry edges. All the succulent cuttings have been in shadehouses over winter so will not yet show any coloring as they would in sun.
Weed_woman, you may have some of these babies if you tell me how to go about sending them. I do not expect anything in return but will not say no to anything that will grow here. Cold winters, dry summers and little water.
I had to go outside early this morning to see if we were still in the same place. The wind was so bad during the night. I thought we may have blown away like Dorothy in Wizard of Oz.
Everything is still there including the new shade house.
I am also posting a pic of some more of the baby succulents and my lovely kalanchoes. These seem to do well here unless a bad frost gets them. Luckily , here on the hill, we rarely get frost . The hills around will be white but it does not seem to affect us. The worst damage done to the kalanchoes was a bad hail storm a few years ago from which they have recovered well.
I have a pic of my triffid. This succulent will grow anywhere and selfseeds prolifically. It does fill a space though and the flowers are so pretty and dainty that I let it have it's way in some places.
I too have that plant with the large leaves in chrissy's pot. Mine is flowering now and does look great. I would not feed any of my succulent triffids as they do well left alone down the back. I hate to think where they'd go if I fed them. Help !!
My garden area is about 2 acres and is spread around the house and paddock. There is everything there that I can fit in and after years of trimming to ensure bushiness, I am now leaving them all to do their thing. Organised chaos. I have my paths around so wo't get lost. I like the idea of everything growing in together as long as they don't strangle each other.
Happy gardening all.

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 15, 2007
10:22 PM

Post #3979095

For weed_woman. More of the succulent babies.

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 15, 2007
10:23 PM

Post #3979096

My kalanchoes about to flower.

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 15, 2007
10:24 PM

Post #3979101

My triffid.

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Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

September 16, 2007
2:43 AM

Post #3980150

Oh Joy,
Another person up at the crack of dawn. Sunset; two acres huh, I'd have space envy, if I didn't know how much work you must have put in to get it to the stage you describe. Your triffid is Crassula multicava, i find it a very cute plant with the way it grows little baby plantlets on the flowering stem after the flowers have finished. Your 'babies' will do you proud, I'm sure - watch out for snails and slugs though, they just love em young and tender! I am still loading up succulent names to my journal but I am getting closer to the end - less than a hundred to go. I am looking forward to getting out of this intensive "transferring" phase and moving on to just being able to USE my journal to record my weekly observations of what the plants do. I love this website so much, not only for the wonderful tools and resources, but because I feel that I am making some true friends in my fellow gardeners TTFN, KK.
77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 16, 2007
3:58 AM

Post #3980340

Hello kaelkitty. I have something going for me here and that is NO SNAILS. Not a one. Lots of small slugs that don't do much damage and heaps of harlequin bugs. Anybody want some ???
There are the tiny red ones , middle size red and brown and the more common larger red/ brownish ones . They sit up on the top of certain plants in the sun which makes it easier for me to spray them with a mix of detergent , water and a little cooking oil. They don't seem to do a lot of damage though.
My garden was not designed but has taken shape as I got more plants. I have gradually worked it so there are few distinct areas such as herb garden , rose garden, cottage garden etc. There are many plants that are just put in the available space and I love it all. I have over the years put in a reticulated drip water system but it only gets used in summer on hot days. Once a plant is over a year or two old it can fend for itself mostly. There are the ones that need more care but they all seem to do well.
You are a clever one being able to have all your names. I'm afraid my memory is not what is was and even if I was told a plants name , I'd probably forget it . I do know all the common ones and a few I have learnt over the years, but with me it's the plants that fascinate and tempt me not their names.
I am a plantaholic and must buy a plant or "borrow " a cutting each time I go shopping or visiting.
Posting a pic of part of the garden from a month ago. The willow tree is 7 yrs old grown from a cutting. The area looks a little bare but now the wallflowers and bulbs are all out plus the red japonica.
The wind is still howling around here so I think I'll stay on the computer and get a bit of genealogy done.
Bye...

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Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

September 16, 2007
4:42 AM

Post #3980421

Sunset77,
I LOVEEEEEEEEEE you Kalanchoe's.
Do you know the correct name for the Green Kalanchoe closest to the bottom of the picture? I have one and knew it was a Kalanchoe but not the name of it.
KK, if you read this, do Kalanchoe like full sun or part shade/part sun, etc. I am being lazy, it just dawned on me! KK, I will look it up, sorry.

SS77, I have never been able to find a picture of the green one, only other colours.

Thanks for posting your pic's as I am getting alot of info because I am seeing some of my plants.

Debi

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

September 20, 2007
8:05 AM

Post #3996107

Snail creeper seeds anyone?
China Doll ?
Senna didy...whatsits
perennial chilli
cape gooseberry (big sweet berries)
Giant Strelizia

Time to start getting the seeds in.

I wrote a big long thingy that went poof... so this is just a quick one
being spring... now is the time!
I like any nice creeper or vine seed...palm seed...exotic fruit seed etc
wish list( but improbable)...angels trumpet seeds or cuttings (willing to swap mine for yours (mine...grande marnier and white s)
D mail me ...thankyou :)
annette68
Townsville
Australia
(Zone 10a)

September 20, 2007
11:52 PM

Post #3999036

Hi Chrissy,

I have a ton off foxtail palm seeds all over my ground if you would like some...

Annette

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

September 21, 2007
3:35 AM

Post #4000363

Sure would! would you like any or all of the above? D M me :)
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

September 21, 2007
10:16 AM

Post #4000753

Hi All I'm BAAAACK!
Sorry to cause consternation, My computer imploded at half past midnight on Wednesday and I've just gotten back on line, oh boy I think I've got MAJOR WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, KK.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

September 21, 2007
10:52 AM

Post #4000803

hey kk so glad we didn't scare you away with all of our questions!...I know how you feel between blackouts and my moniter exploding a little while ago...yes this is addictive...I got very twitchy without my daves garden friends!
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

September 21, 2007
11:40 AM

Post #4000924

Chrissy I second that, great to have you back, KK.
Missed your input...

Debi

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

September 21, 2007
11:45 AM

Post #4000933

Hi D good to see you back too! it has been a bit quet around here! hope all is right with you and your gardens eveyone! :)
77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 21, 2007
11:37 PM

Post #4003280

Hello all again. I have all my little succulents here for you weed_woman and degarotty. I did send you a mail but I'm not sure about whether I did it right or not. Let me know if you still want these babies. There would be about 6-8 for each of you. I have been putting some of my Spring flowers on other posting. I am learning to use camera too, chrissy. Being an oldie , the brain does not retain info well until I've done it quite a few times. I think computers and digital cameras should come with their own 10yr old child, as they seem to be able to do marvels with all this. We have sun today so I am off to move a little brick path. Happy gardening all.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

September 22, 2007
1:34 AM

Post #4003687

Ha ha ha ...you mean it isn't only me!...Hooray!...thank goodness for that!
I have learned how to use a computer fairly well...haven't managed to kill it yet (the moniter was old already! when it blew up)...Found Daves Garden ...still wandering around a bit lost...but getting there!
I stumble in to here and there ...lots of folk have helped me for which I thank them very much...I can even do the link thingys thanks to ginger...I am feeling pretty happy :).Sending out stuff like a real grown up ha ha ha ...my grandchildren would be proud...just wait until the holidays ...they will be surprised!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

September 22, 2007
8:07 AM

Post #4004435

Hi All! Thanks for the treasures so far, and Sunset, I think I replied to your Dmail, I will check, but I put a postal address in (I think) and like I said, I will be a good parent to all your orphan babies! I'm having a midlife crisis and am enjoying getting parcels! It cheers me up no end! So thanks to KK and Chrissy for their contributions to my horticultural experience. I planted the succulents and tomorrow is Seed sowing day, although I need to research a couple of things tonight regarding the best techniques and soil mix e.t.c. I may be able to get some Shining Burrawang seed (Microsamia, possibly communis. I can include some pics of the parent plant for further ID), if anyone is interested, but not in any great quantity. Also my lettuce will go to seed over the next few weeks to a month, and although I don't know the variety, they come from an organic source and self seed very well! I've posted a pic which some of you may have seen already. You know the drill, Dmail if interested.

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 23, 2007
4:58 AM

Post #4007246

Hello weed_woman. I must be doing something wrong as I cannot find any new Dmails. I found my way into the mail page and I think I sent mail to you and degarotty. Is there a secret to accessing incoming mail ?
I know these little succulents are just dying to move north, although today is very warm.
I will go and have another look at mail page and see what I am not doing.
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

September 23, 2007
5:22 AM

Post #4007260

Hi SS77,
Just on your home page,
1/ Look at the top where it says "My Info" and if you have D-Mail, it will say, "You have X amount of new D-Mails.
2/ For you to send a member a D-Mail, click on their home page and on the left hand side, it will say "Send a D-Mail"
3/ From Memory ONLY, lol, I think it lets you reply to it at the bottom of the D-Mail.
But if you dont send then, go back to number 1.
4/ Check your D-Mails, it must have a record of who you sent D-Mails too, I think. lol

Just for you information, I have not recieved a D-Mail as yet.
Hope that helped,

Debi
77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 23, 2007
10:35 PM

Post #4009407

Hello Debi. I have just been into my Dmail bit and had 2 new mails thanks to chrissy and ginger. It does say at the top of the page 2 new mails but then after I managed to move them to a file of their own , it still says 2 new mails.
I followed the instructions to send mail and sent one to you and one to weed_woman. It says they went but who knows. I wonder where stray mails go ?
I thought I was doing so well on the computer and now it seems I'm back to square one. I will go and try to send another and see what happens.
Thank goodness gardening is easier. I have been squishing aphids again . They only get on the roses and I never see them anywhere else in the garden. I wish I knew where there waited during the winter then I could get them before they woke up.
The sun is shining and I think it will be a lovely day , so far, it could change by lunchtime. I have finished moving my path and will start to plant more iris along the edges.
I'm off to try the mail again . I hope it works as the little plants need new homes up north.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

September 23, 2007
11:08 PM

Post #4009514

Well I got yours 77...I don't know how to move them into the folders ...tried a couple of times then chickened out! So I have all this mail sitting there.*blushing*...yes getting up to 27c here they reckon...we will see...I must say that I have never seen such big leaves on my passionfruit elata...I can't understand it after the big freeze... it has flowers going off too *scratching the head*...still cold in the mornings...but nice days now.
77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 24, 2007
3:34 AM

Post #4010503

Hello chrissy. I have been wandering around in DG looking at posts. Today has been freezing after yesterday's heat. Ridiculous weather. Now I look out the window and the sun is shining.
Ginger. HELP!!!!! I have about 10 Hippies and they are in the ground. Previous years I have had leaves but no flowers. The bulbs are about 8 yrs old. I had them in pots when I married hubby and moved here 7 yrs ago . Since then I had 1 flower in 2001. Nothing since. Do you think I should give them up as a bad job or keep trying ?
Maybe back in pots ? What sort of mix would you say to use. I may just dig them up and throw down the back. The pesky things would probably grow then, where I couldn't see them.
I am going out right now while the sun is out. I will dig a couple up and see what is going on underground. Happy gardening all.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

September 24, 2007
3:39 AM

Post #4010516

77 are they sitting way up out of the ground?...so most of the "bulb" thing is exposed...they need the sun on the bulb and neck...to ripen the flower (well that is my experience).
ginger749

September 24, 2007
6:43 AM

Post #4010737

Hi sunset .
I dig mine up every two years .
And then divide them 100% .
I usually get an average of 30 Pups from each bulb planted .
The very young bulbs will flower the second year .
It sounds like yours are just to crowded out .
No fertilizer or water , one month before flowering time .
I will have quite a few of these available after flowering .

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Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

September 24, 2007
1:06 PM

Post #4011197

Hey Ginger,

Can you explain to me how to cultivate the clumping of the hippies.
Do I just take them out and then cut off the green leaves and let dry?

I have never had to this before but this year they are going mad. Mine are red.

Debi
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

September 24, 2007
1:32 PM

Post #4011288

Feed your Hippeastrums well, whenever they are growing, they are greedy things! I am going to try a Bloom Burster type high PK formula with extra trace elements on mine next year since mine are confined to pots and can probably do with a good meal. TTFN, KK.
ginger749

September 24, 2007
6:12 PM

Post #4012328

Hi Degarotty ,
I'm not sure what you mean by :
Quoting:Can you explain to me how to cultivate the clumping of the hippies.

Here is a Pic I took Yesterday . Just an early morning dew on them .

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 24, 2007
9:32 PM

Post #4013004

Back again, hello all. Well, after me saying it was cold yesterday morning, it was back to warm weather after lunch. I was back in short sleeves and I finished my path . I then went to look at my hippies. They were originally all above the ground but over time have sunk down. I will lift them all and put some in pots I think. They do die right off here and usually grow new leaves each year but there is no sign of a leaf yet. Too early maybe. Ginger, yours look fantastic. Mine do get sun but probably not enough now that the trees have grown.
Chrissy , I saw your sage on other page. I had it growing but after a few years it all died off. I think the water here has a lot to do with things slowly dying out. It has a bad taste so is most likely full of things we don't want to know about. We use tank water for drinking but the plants have to have the piped water.
I have about 7 different pentsemons here if anyone would like some cuttings. There is lilac, purple, burgundy, white, red, pink and a red & white.. They grow easily from pieces and make a great show every year. . My forsythia is also flowering and is so pretty.
I have lots of geraniums and climbing geraniums here too. I am only too happy to send cuttings. I have the climbing ones as ground covers in some places. Looks great and can cover a large space.
My fingers are cold here now so will sit by the fire until sun gets warmer. We had fog here but the frost stays off our hill thank goodness.
It gets quite white out in the paddocks but not right here , maybe all the trees I have planted keep it away.
Happy gardening all.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

September 24, 2007
10:04 PM

Post #4013083

77 would you like some snail creeper seeds? I love penstemons lost mine in the 45c heat!...wanna swap some ...(you can of course have them for nothing really but I am trying to encourage the trade thing...)
The sage I grew from seed...I find it the easiest way to grow it...it loves lime...so do geraniums!...most of the herbs like majorum and thyme ...rosemary...love a little lime...just a pinch if they are in a pot. When mine goes to seed I will send you some if you like...just let me know ...that sage has been going for 6 years...it lives in a cement pot and loves it there.
77sunset
Merino
Australia

September 25, 2007
4:41 AM

Post #4014466

Hello chrissy. I would love some snail creeper seeds . Would they grow down here ? My pentsemons do really well here but I have never put lime anywhere except a small amount on my iris.I think there may be a lot of limy stuff in the soil where they grow as that part of the paddock was originally near the old dairy and there are broken bricks and cement everywhere buried in the ground.
Our soil is clay based and not really good but every year I put lots of sheep manure, blood and bone and potash everywhere. This along with a lot of mulch has improved it . The plants seem to do well in it. It's the sort of soil that is a bog if it gets a lot of rain and as hard as concrete in the summer. I find that as long as I cover everywhere with plants, they protect each other and retain any moisture. Besides it's a good excuse to plant more. I have quite a few herbs growing in the herb garden. The Borage self seeds every year and looks great . Such a pretty blue. I have Agrimony that also comes up every year. There is rosemary everywhere. I grew a lot from cuttings and made a hedge along the native garden.I will have seeds from the Borage later near the end of Summer on also seeds from the orange Californian Poppy This is so pretty and self seeds absolutely everywhere, but it's easy to pull out unwanted plants. It's such a lovely soft grey green leaf and the orange flowers really set off other plants. I must get some of the white and red .
I am now going out to dig up my hippies and see what's going on underground.
Happy gardening all
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

October 10, 2007
10:22 AM

Post #4067544

Hi All,

I have had a d-mail from the USA about a trade.
I have tried the link above for icons but i keep getting the same page.

Has anyone done this and is it ok to seend a piece pf plant through the mail.
In return I will get some seeds of what I have been looking for, Brazilian Red Hots alternanthera, I just don't want to get into trouble.

Thanks All,

Debi

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 11, 2007
9:29 PM

Post #4072814

Hi D ...I wouldn't do it as a straight swap due to the possibility of swapping diseases or bugs...I think there must be a way but a straight swap sounds a bit iffy ...maybe someone could suggest a correct way to do it.

hey Ginger are you going to enter some of your wonderful pctures in the competition?
ginger749

October 11, 2007
10:03 PM

Post #4072906

If I have Time .

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 11, 2007
10:28 PM

Post #4072979

I think you should ...they are very special
garden4grace
Bendigo
Australia

October 18, 2007
11:10 AM

Post #4096171

Hi All,
just been reading through the various posts. how come I haven't found this swap link before?? who knows.! lol.

We had a lovely lot of penstemons but the drought took care of them. now we are a bit more water wise and mulching we have better success. also a change in laundry detergent has helped.
we are into succulents mostly, but climbing geraniums are on our list as well as an evergreen climber to go over an archway.
our garden is on a hectare and although surrounded mostly by bush there is still a fair bit of traditional garden .
happy to swap pieces of succulent and acanthus.
we are in central Vic, frosty cold winters and hot dry summers.
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

October 19, 2007
1:10 AM

Post #4099082

Hey All,

I was trying to start an Australian Classified Ad's, but could not understand how to do it.

Does anyone here think that it might be a popular thing if we started on???

Debi
77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 19, 2007
7:08 AM

Post #4099961

Hello all . I am looking to trade for cane begonias. I have 3 that are going really well in my shadehouse and would like to get a white flowered one and a bright red flowered one .
I can trade pieces of my pink flowered one (pictured) or maybe cuttings from bush geraniums or ivy (climbing) geraniums.
I have many different plants so ask and I may have some.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 21, 2007
9:04 AM

Post #4106494

Hi Jean, I have a white one somewhere which I'll try to find and see if it is big enough for a cutting. I also have a beautiful bright orange one that i can get a piece off if you're interested.
To everyone else browsing this thread, I will have some chinese mustard seeds available soon, and also lettuce and N.Z flax. Please Dmail me if you'd like any fresh seed from these. I can post/D mail pictures of the plants if you are interested.
Sue

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 21, 2007
12:38 PM

Post #4106698

If you can't find it ww I am going to visit my sister in law this week I think she has a white...I will try and get some ...i will let you know.
77sunset
Merino
Australia

October 21, 2007
9:57 PM

Post #4108121

Thank you chrissy an ww. I would like any cane begonias except pink as I have all pink ones now. The orange sounds pretty. at least I know that these will grow well down here.
I thought of you both yesterday at the trash & treasure as every year there is a person selling heaps of small succulents. they seem to be more of the different ones than the old common ones. Quite pretty, but I'll leave succulents to you two .
I still have some here and if they look like they are not going to do well , they may get sent north. I'll see how they do over summer. Going out now to plant new Iris.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 22, 2007
11:10 AM

Post #4109668

This is a pic of the flax with red flowers on. It should be in seed soon. It has been grown from seed about 3-4 years ago. The seed stalk and pods can be used in dried flower ornaments. The flax itself is plain green and about 1.2 mtrs tall, the stalk is about 2 metres tall! . My friend down the road thought they were giant kangaroo paws! One I have grown from seed has stayed dwarfed and the flowers are yellow, which is rather unusual. I am going to save the seeds and see what happens. My burgundy flax have never flowered in 5 years!
Flax seem to do well in all sorts of conditons as long as it gets full sun. I have some growing in clay with no added compost. I had to use a crow bar to dig the hole, and the flax are doing o.k. Others are in beds that never get watered, and in fact, none of them receive regular water! So I guess they are drought hardy also.
Let me know if interested.
Sue

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

October 22, 2007
11:12 AM

Post #4109670

P.S
Flax can also be woven into baskets, hats and placemats. It can also be chopped up and pulped to make a beautifull paper. I believe it is also used to make Linen.
I once made a grass skirt out of it!
khopton
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

October 23, 2007
1:13 AM

Post #4112673

Flax is incredibly useful!! Just as a side note, we bought sheets a couple of years ago made of Beech. They are incredibly soft and our favorite - now I wish I had bought more sets because I can't find them anymore!!
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

November 4, 2007
5:33 PM

Post #4156987

Just a note to let all know I've added a few new plants to my trade list - please go here: http://davesgarden.com/community/trading/list.php?member=Kaelkitty

Have fun, KK.

Edited to change the Link to make things clearer, and say YET MORE PLANTS are available now!

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brisjacq
Brisbane
Australia

November 19, 2007
1:26 PM

Post #4209380

Hello all.
I am in westlake in brisbane so not all that far from the ipswichian.. I have tonnes of cannas and all sorts of hippeastrum gingers, heliconias, brugmansia and quite a few herbs...not to mention palm trees ugh!!!!! I also have heaps of run of the mill geraniums.Oh and quite a few named daylilies. Oh and frangipani,oh and bougainvillea and bromeliads and hoyas...maybe we could swap some of these...although I expect you all have these things already.
Sincerely, Jacqueline

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

November 19, 2007
7:18 PM

Post #4210673

Hi J ...we all happily swap stuff ...welcome lots of people up your way!
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

November 20, 2007
9:37 AM

Post #4212890

Hi Jacqueline, Id love some brugmansia and heliconias! What colours brug's do you have? And which heliconias? I've got lots of stuff to swap too, but find it hard to put it all down on paper. Is there anything you'd especially like?
Sue
77sunset
Merino
Australia

November 24, 2007
3:59 AM

Post #4224052

Hello everybody. I would like to ask if anyone has a couple of tall bearded iris that I am after. The names are
"Decadence", "Fogbound" and "Louisa's Song"
I am willing to pay or swap for other iris or different plants.
I have a very large garden full of lots of perennials, roses, iris and other cottage type plants to chose from.
Hoping for help with these as I cannot get them elsewhere.
Happy day all.
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



November 24, 2007
5:08 AM

Post #4224219

77sunset,
I have the 2002 edition of The Aussie Plantfinder. It is somewhat out of date, but I thought it worth taking a look.
It only lists one of the Iris that you are looking for.
For "Fogbound" it lists two nurseries one in Victoria and one in NSW.
They are as follows:

Temp Two
57 East Rd
Pearcedale
VIC 3912
Phone: (03) 5978 6980
They give a web site, which doesn't exist, so they may have gone out of business. They did handle mail orders.

Rainbow Ridge Nursery
8 Taylors Rd
Dural
NSW 2158
Phone: (02) 9651 2857
Also say they do mail order,

Hope that info is useful,

Kennedy
77sunset
Merino
Australia

November 24, 2007
7:57 AM

Post #4224335

Thank you kennedy, the iris nurseries are either sold out of these or do not have them on their lists. I do a lot of my plant buying via mail order and regularly get catalogues. I'll keep on looking and maybe someone will have them.
Happy gardening. Jean.
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

November 27, 2007
1:45 AM

Post #4233143

Hi Guys,

Can you tell me if this plant is a ZZ Plant?

I hope it is...

Debi

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shellyto4kids
melbourne
Australia

November 28, 2007
9:24 AM

Post #4238093

Hi,

i am only new to this site - and to gardening in general... but i have definately got the gardening bug and i am loving this new hobby of mine.

i live in country victoria and have a 5 acre property - 2 acres approx to fill with plants around the house.

i love the cottage garden look and have brought many plants. i would love to trade some seeds & cuttings for some different varieties. 77sunset - you sound like you have a lot of the things that i am beginning to love.. i have some seed here that i would love to trade for some of your stuff.

looking forward to hearing from you,

shelly
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

November 28, 2007
9:25 AM

Post #4238095

Hi Shelly, Sue here, what have you got, what have you got? (rubbing hands with glee)

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

November 28, 2007
12:42 PM

Post #4238351

Welcome Shelley! :) How does your garden grow? ha ha ha
What sort of things do you love? I am into tropical jungle stuff but was once a huge fan of cottage gardening and still love it ...
chrissy
shellyto4kids
melbourne
Australia

November 28, 2007
11:12 PM

Post #4240536

i guess i love all things that flower - but are also very hardy. we are on stage 4 water restrictions here which means that i cannot water outside the house at all... so everything is watered with buckets at the moment until i save enough for water tanks.

i am so new to gardening - but the ones that i have brought that have really caught my attention are penstemons, geraniums, anything daisy looking and i love my polygala grandiflora.

ok, the seeds i have to trade are:
Melaleuca radula - violet honey myrtle
banana passionfruit
black passionfruit
blue crown passionfruit
wild iris - dietes gradiflora
red flowering gum tree
trumpet red vine
african daisy
pigfaces - 3 different varieties... first is very very vigorant grower but has the most massive yellow (turning to cream) flowers...second is another vigorant grower but not as bad as first that has large bright pink flowers... third is a lovely pigface that has light pink flowers that are almost star shaped..they seem to shimmer.

i can supply photos of the pigfaces if you need them.

since i have only started my garden in the last 3 months - i am very new to getting seeds myself. i have quite a few geraniums growing from cuttings from friends - and i also have a lot of ground covering succulents of all different colour flowers that are still too young to take cuttings of (except above).

if anyone is generous enough to supply me with some cuttings or seeds - i would gladly repay them when my garden establishes some more. thanks for the warm welcome.

shelly
who has caught the gardening bug .. and can't believe its taken her this long to find such happiness right outside her front door!
77sunset
Merino
Australia

November 29, 2007
1:41 AM

Post #4241238

Hello Shelly. I love to swap bits and pieces. . Send me a list of what you like and I'll see if I have any. I do envy chrissy and ww up there in the warm. They can grow a lot that we here in the dry south cannot. There are some things they can't grow well up there I'm sure. Hello chrissy and Sue. Shelly, these two people are such lovely ladies . They have sent me lovely bits which are growing well.
They are also a well of info on lots of different plants. We all love our gardens and I think are all plantaholics.
Guess what I bought more of ? Yes. More irises. I luv 'em..
Am posting a further pic of the newest flower. This one is I think, an Aporophyllum.
I'm off for lunch now. Let me know what plants you wish for Shelly.
Happy day all. Jean.

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

November 29, 2007
3:20 AM

Post #4241614

Shelly I will send you some snail creeper seeds and a few bits if you D mail me as a welcome I don't require anything in return ...consider it a welcome present.I have just received some wonderful seeds from Brical and I am so excited ...the gardeners here are very generous and we want to encourage each other and new garden lovers! I will be sending stuff out Mon/Tues depending on the weather so please pop your D Mail off before then :)
shellyto4kids
melbourne
Australia

November 29, 2007
5:40 AM

Post #4241954

sunset77 - its probably easier to let you know what i have got... then you can see what you have different. As i said i have only been doing my garden for about 3 months now but have brought or received cuttings of:

*Geraniums - white, bright red, purple, pink.
*Iris - purple and white unknown name, spanish iris and wild iris.
*daisies - pink one, white one,african, break of day, shasta
*polygala grandiflora.
*penstemons - portwine, blue, swan lake white, hidcote pink, alice hindley purple
*rosemary - normal blue and pink one.
*wall flower - winter joy
*hebe - wiri cloud and marie antoinette
*westringia - lilac and lace, jervis gem.
*indigofera australis
*pandorea jasminoides - bower of beauty - deep pink form
*verbena erinoides - mauve and candy pink
*grevillea - poorinda anticipation, fancy nancy, rosmarinifolia
*callistemons - white, pink, dwarf red and red.
*lavender - avonview
*mexican orange blossom
*black coral pea creeper
*dianthus rose joy
*devon skies
*anisodentea capensis
*butterfly bush (gaura lindheimeri)
*convolvulus sabatius
*cistus brilliancy
*lots of roses that original owner planted.
*lots and lots and lots of blue agapanthas that original owner planted.

will happily pay any postage and exchange the seeds or cuttings that i have for anything different... have a lot of land to cover and would love to cover it in plants. love natives and cottage plants.

cannot tell you how much i am loving this site...

thanks again for such a warm welcome :)

shelly
77sunset
Merino
Australia

November 29, 2007
10:50 PM

Post #4244186

Hello Shelly
Dmail me your name and address and I will send a parcel of what I have that I think you will enjoy.
I have all that you have listed and don't need anything in return. As chrissy says, consider it a welcome present .
I have lots of very hardy things here as we are on top of a hill and the plants have to live with the wind and weather. They either survive or die.
I have lots of the old faithful geraniums and pentsemons so will put those in.
For a quick ground cover that will selfseed endlessly , I would try Californian Poppies. I have them but they are not ready to seed yet. They grow everywhere but are easy to pull out from where you don't want them. I love the bright color and they don't need water.
I also have a lot of the old classical irises . They are great for anywhere and will also survive on just the rain.
I am getting ready to go out and pot up some new ferns I bought. I have the front shadehouse given over to the ferns now and it is looking good. I had an old dead staghorn base given to me and cut in half it is just great for my new Birds Nest fern to grow on. The old base is about 2' long and was about 3' around so is a good size for this.
I also put my baby Dragon Lily in there .
Today is getting fine after a morning fog. Yesterday was hot , so it may get pretty warm after lunch again. Hubby says there is lightning around further north of us, so I hope it does not venture down here. The grass is drying quickly and because there is so much this year it is a fire worry. We do have a lot of fires started by lightning and they can be smouldering for hours before they are noticed.
I think we are in for a busy fire season . As Hubby is the Communications Officer for this area , it means a lot of radio work for him.
I had better go and do something before it does warm up too much. Have a great day everyone.
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

November 30, 2007
8:05 AM

Post #4245829

Hi Shelly,
Welcome mate.

Please have a look at my rade list. I dont have much as in Normal plant, I am more "into" Cacti and Succulents.

A new friend,

Debi
Australia

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shellyto4kids
melbourne
Australia

December 3, 2007
1:28 AM

Post #4255371

thanks for the welcome degarotty,

i had a look at your list. i am not in need of anymore succulents at the moment - but thanks so much anyway. if you would like any of the seeds that i have listed above please let me know and i will post to you... don't need to do an exchange.

i have about 53 tiny cuttings growing of succulent ground covers at the moment. i got them from ebay and would highly recommend this seller. he doesn't just sell groundcovers but that is what i specifically asked for since i need to cover a massive area near the road that is on a very steep slope and cannot be mowed. here is a link to 30 succulents for sale
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200177928551&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:AU:1123 .. he might be able to help you with your wish list.

shelly xx
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

December 18, 2007
2:49 AM

Post #4305602

Hi Shelly,

Just read your post and I am very excited about visiting the site.

Hi All,
I am so sorry I haven't been around much lately.

Those bulk plants I bought have kept me very busy.
I have some seeds that I think are Basil, should anyone like some D-Mail me your address, no need to trade.

I can't wait to catch up with you all to see how you are all doing.
I have had withdrawals but had to get the plants re-potted etc.

Can anyone verify or not if this is a Gladiola?????????

Longing for information on how my friends are doing.

Debi xoxo

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

December 18, 2007
3:25 AM

Post #4305720

Hello Debi. Yes it looks like you have a nice gladioli. I have a few. they bloom around now down here. If you do look on eBay you will be there all the time. it's a great place for plants if you can't get out to the shops.
Just be careful . Most people are great but there can be a few sharks in the water.
I am potting up bits and pieces after a bit of pruning in the garden. have a great day
Jean.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

December 18, 2007
12:39 PM

Post #4306461

Hi D well here in this area it is grey and almost constantly wet, much better than bushfires ...but we are wondering if we will see the sun anymore :) hope you and all of our gardening friends are doing well (even the shy lurkers out there :)
Very busy here with the Christmas visitors already!
How many sleeps? ha ha ha
Happy gardening everyone
chrissy
77sunset
Merino
Australia

December 18, 2007
9:02 PM

Post #4307957

Hello all . just an update for kennedyh. Thank you for the nursery info. I was actually able to get those iris I was after. I had to pay a little bit more but worth it for them. I look forward to the flowers now and my attempts at breeding next year.
I have all the iris in their own rea now and it should look great when they all flower.
Happy day all. Jean
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

December 19, 2007
12:39 PM

Post #4309791

O.K.
I have just starting to see some of those plants I bought half dead now flowering or looking healthy.

So far so good, no pests, looking good.

Debi
Ladies, what is this plant, please. I have no idea what it is.

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Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

December 19, 2007
6:30 PM

Post #4310777

Hi Debi,
Don't take this as gospel because non-flowering monocotyledons are notoriously hard to ID but try this link for Hymenocallis http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/b/Amaryllidaceae/Hymenocallis/none/cultivar/0/ or it could just be a rather lanky specimen of Agapanthus. It looks as If it could do with a touch more sunlight to me, it's a bit TOO green and stretched looking if you know what I mean.

Ciao, KK.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

December 19, 2007
6:50 PM

Post #4310820

My first impression ...agapanthus ...or a bulb thingy ...if it were mine I would stick my finger in to feel if there is a bulb or roots, it looks like it is buried too deep if it is a bulb.
good luck :)
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

December 19, 2007
7:00 PM

Post #4310844

If it is Hymenocallis, it is buried just right, cause this is how they grow, it certainly looks like my Hymenocallis plant before it flowers, if it is I think you have good odds of getting a flower in the near future. My Hymenocallis has already gone to sleep for the summer but they are probably on a different schedule in Queensland.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

December 20, 2007
5:43 AM

Post #4312576

Hi all, I agree with KK. My spider lilies are just flowering now. It does look like one, but also Agapanthus.

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Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

December 20, 2007
6:18 AM

Post #4312622

Here's the thing I noticed. Hymenocallis have pointed tipped leaves with a groove down the middle; Agapanthus leaves have more rounded tips and no groove. I'm not sure if these observations are true for all values of Hymenocallis and Agapanthus; but --- the mystery plant has pointy tips and grooved leaves, for what it's worth. I have a feeling we will know soon. KK.
khopton
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

January 28, 2008
11:33 PM

Post #4466457

Hi All,

Does anyone grow Caesalpinia gillesii? And would anyone have any seeds to share? Just read a bit about it and have seen it growing in Adelaide happily enough. Thanks, k
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

January 30, 2008
10:29 AM

Post #4472553

Hi all,
I am looking for the variegated shell ginger (alpinia whatever), any Canna Lillly (canna indica), baby breath spiraea, agati tree seed (grandiflora sesbania), any type of passionfruit outside Nelly Kelly, Gold Panama, Norfolk Black or purple edulis (especially sweet granadilla) & swamp irises (Japanese or Loiusiana). I have dozens of aloe vera to swap, some tank bromeliads, miles of apple cactus, apricot canna rhizomes, red-spotted yellow canna seed, any number of red hibiscus cuttings, some waxy leaved gardenias (dunno which strain), Westringia cuttings, blue echeveria seed, sizeable crassula ovata cuttings & smaller ones from my blossfeldiana, common kalanchoe, baby jade & feather sedum. I can deliver in Sydney or a bit later in the year, any point along the Pacific Hwy between here & Brisbane. I can also supply Gold Panama grafted vines from about March as I am growing a lot of passiflora rootstock. I could probably spare a couple of young African Birdseyes Chiles (Peri Peri), Bi-bell peppers, seeds for Turks Turban Pumpkins & a unique pumpkin strain from Grafton that is small, blue & dry (it doesn't really have a name).

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shellyto4kids
melbourne
Australia

January 30, 2008
8:08 PM

Post #4474536

hi granville,

i have banana passionfruit (passiflora mollissima), black passionfruit (passiflora edulis) and blue crown passionfruit (passiflora caerulea.

would only have about 5 seeds of each to give you but you are more than welcome to that.

let me know your address if you would like them.

shelly
shellyto4kids
melbourne
Australia

January 30, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #4474541

forgot to say that i have burgundy hollyhock seeds for anyone who would like some. i have heaps here.

jean and ww - got your dmails with addresses so will pop them in the post in the next day or so.

shelly
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

January 31, 2008
7:20 PM

Post #4479110

Hi Shelly.
You are an angel. I just missed some mollisma seeds on Ebay. I will Dmail my address. Are you also a passiflora enthusiast? I have just had a coccinea & actinia sprout over the last couple of days. The latter (sea anenome passiflora) goes well in cooler climates, so I would like to return the favour by sending a couple of grafted vines once these get established enough for cuttings.
They are such beautiful flowers & the fruit is my absolute favourite.

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shellyto4kids
melbourne
Australia

January 31, 2008
7:46 PM

Post #4479203

no problems at all granville.
will pop them in the mail today for you. i actually got them off ebay a few months ago.
i was growing some lovely passionfruit over my chookpen but they just died all of a sudden so i thought i would try some different varieties and see how they go.
i grew up with passionfruit vines all over my mum and dads carport and would like to duplicate that now in my garden.
i would love the grafted vines when you are able.
expect a little envelope to arrive soon,
shelly

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

January 31, 2008
8:13 PM

Post #4479282

Aren't all Australians passionfruit lovers?
I am trying to convince the folk in the USA that they taste good. It is hard, I don't know why their passionfruit don't ...but here they are the fruit of Summer :)
Sorry usually I have so many I don't know what to do with them all, but this year ...no sun equals no fruit. Sometimes in a warm Winter they will ripen.
chrissy

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GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

January 31, 2008
9:21 PM

Post #4479560

Wow is that a coccinea Chrissy? I am totally jealous. Surprising to hear you are getting no fruit. We are both in Sydney & whilst, my Nelly Kelly flowered & went nowhere at first, the Panama has kicked in with dozens & dozens of apple-sized fruit that are driving me insane as I wait for them to ripen. Next up, the Nelly Kelly reflowered & is now setting fruit.
Go figure.
Perhaps you need some less tropical varieties for cooler summers like this season. You are welcome to take cuttings from my Panama & rootstock anytime. Just drop me a Dbomb & I'll send my number. One point about my vines I guess though: the eldest two are planted in an old in-ground pool that I filled with soil & now run grey water into. I would likely struggle to get them the water they really need otherwise & would probably suggest doing something similar if you can. With my next lot, I think I will bury a bath beneath the vines to catch & hold rain & they say you should plant iron with them. ie. old nails or even offal. Mine have a fair amount of blue metal in the soil, which I suspect is helping.
Btw, I am getting a pile of Stenocarpus Sinnuata & Adenium Obesum seed soon so if people are after those, speak up. The adenium should make an awesome bonsai & could be grown indoors in temperate areas.
shellyto4kids
melbourne
Australia

January 31, 2008
10:52 PM

Post #4479837

granville,

the panama is the one that i had that died ... got to about 6 feet high and then all three just carked it. don't know if they hit my hard clay soil and decided that it was too hard or what.

will have to start growing these other seeds and get them in. hopefully they will survive better this time.

shelly

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

January 31, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #4479860

Well it has rained so much here in my area that there are no bees ...
my passionfruit is an Alata (smells heavenly) bought from a specialist nursery that was burn't out in the christmas day fires of 2001 it was the Green Jade Nursery at Silverdale (about 10 mins from here.) Sadly the owner was unable to re open. It is a fairly tropical variety and I usually get lots of big yellow fruit.
I have many panama types grown from my own fruit, this is just a seasonal thing because even my (always dependable) grapes have not ripened. We need some dry sunny days and it does not look like happening. Yes about the "offal" ...an old ham bone,unused fish bait etc ...anything that beckons the worms will do it ...I also think a very heavy rich mulch helps enormously.
Last year my panama vines had fruit the size of tennis balls ...they ripen late Autumn in my area or even Winter (when it is mild). I love the variety available in America, we just don't have those really pretty ones here it is such a shame ...I am going to look around to see if we can put our hands on some o/seas supplier of exotic passionfruit seed, so perhaps it won't be too long before we have variety too.
chrissy

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rosesforme01
Melbourne,Vic
Australia

February 1, 2008
2:09 AM

Post #4480670


Its great to see this Australian thread!

I'm not experienced in cuttings or propergating as yet but I hope to learn eventually.

cheers
Michelle



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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

February 1, 2008
4:24 AM

Post #4481185

Hey Granville, when you go up north next, drop in and have a look. I have Cannas, variegated shell ginger, day lillies, lots of succulents, some bromeliads, water iris (purple). I have most of what you have, but am up for some more passionfruit. I have one that has large speckled fruit and am waiting for them to ripen too. It was given to me from Gympie, as a grafted variety, so no idea of name, but it has upwards of 100 fruit on it. It is planted beside a swale, so has plenty of summer moisture.
Welcome Michelle, everyone here is extremely helpful and we all began somewhere! Whatever you need to know, no matter how trivial it may seem, don't be afraid to ask!
Sue

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GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

February 1, 2008
6:36 AM

Post #4481451

Chrissy,
Don't you wish you could keep your own bees? And nice picture of the alata flower. Does it have the little cross? I guess it would but have never seen one. I read somewhere that it reminded the Spanish of the crucifixion, hence the passionfruit name.
And Sue, I appreciate the invitation & will certainly do my best to drop in. The alpinia zerumbet looks really good in pictures. I am burning for one. The speckled fruit you describe sound a lot like the Panama I am growing. The picture below has my grubby mit in for scale. Maybe they are the same. And that is a nice Canna. I haven't got that colour but can give you a lighter pinky orange; like apricot, bright yellow ones with red spots & some blood reds I recently noticed growing in a vacant lot. I didn't like Cannas much not that long ago & actually mowed them down for years. They kept coming back, forcing me to respect & eventually like them. Once I started looking, they were everywhere & in so many colours. Now I get this urge to collect the things & I ain't even Italian.
Do you grow your swamp irises in barrels btw or in something else? And do their rhizomes grow as quickly as the cannas? Water gardening is new territory for me, but the varieties you can grow make me keen to try it. Lotuses, water lillies, papyrus, water chestnuts ... the list goes on.
Ian

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chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

February 1, 2008
7:20 AM

Post #4481466

How wonderful to see some new faces ...a big welcome to you (come on in any lurkers :)) ...Sue and anyone else who is interested ...regarding passionfruit to eat, rush on out to the Supermarket and buy the panama and Nelly Kellys that are on special (you know the shrivelled ones) just throw the pulp into a pot of sandy soil or polystyrene box (my favourite) just throw enough of the sandy mix on them to anchor them and guess what ? ...you will have so many passionfruit you won't know what to do with them all :) I find these seedlings will fruit the following Summer if you feed and mulch them well.
Put these pots and boxes into warm shade.They also seem to adapt very well to the area this way. Plant them out in Spring.
Same with pomagranites and many such things ...if you are in more of a hurry buy one ...but it is such a thrill to grow things from seed that I don't.
Cuttings are the next best things and we are getting pretty good at swapping cuttings now, seeds too. So I hope you all will enjoy playing in daves garden ...it is great fun!
chrissy
reecee
Brisbane
Australia

February 1, 2008
9:29 PM

Post #4483364

Hi Chrissy100
I am one of those lurkers, thanks for the invite. Hubby has been trying to get fruit on his passionfruit vines for ages without success. You were saying 'no sun no fruit' - that may be our problem here in Brissy we have had a lot of overcast or rainy days this summer which is very unusual for us. Not complaining though, but it could explain why no fruit. I'm not sure what variety they are, as we bought them from a nursery but the only tag they had on them was 'passionfruit'! I would like to grow some that like the tropical conditions we experience here, I'll take your suggestion and get some panama or Nelly Kellys and give them a go. I am only a novice gardener just starting to grow a few different things in a newly established garden so I find this site very helpful, thanks everyone. I am very proud of my Curcuma roscoeana ginger (photo attached).
Maree

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77sunset
Merino
Australia

February 1, 2008
9:54 PM

Post #4483445

Hello chrissy and everyone else here. I was just reading all the posts on passionfruit, Yum. I love them and remember growing up with passionfruit vines everywhere. Sadly , I cannot get them to grow here. I have tried the Nellie Kellie and the Panama Red. . Hubby had planted a grafted Nelly Kellie on which the graft had died and the base had taken over . It went mad and when we married and I got into the garden , I put Roundup on it. Took a few goes but I got rid of it. It never flowered or fruited, just ran amok. We tired another few but they just won't grow. It may be the soil or our awful water..
I have tried various spots but they just don't like it here. Any hints as too what I can do ? The place I would like to have one grow is out in the open near a large pine tree. The soil is not the best because hubby many years ago had piles of sand and blue metal screenings in the area and there is a lot of it left in the soil. I have a great pile of sheep manure and old potting mix just there too. What if I spread that out a bit and planted a passionfruit in it ? What sort would be best down here in our climate of mainly cool weather with some hot days in Summer. ?
I woul like to be able to see those gorgeous passionfruit flowers again and the fruit of course, but I love the flowers.
I saw one once that had brilliant red flowers and had grown over an entire shearing shed. It would travel miles if left be. This was in northern Vic so was a lot warmer. I think it was only ornamental as I never saw any fruit just the flowers.
Hoping for suggestions, Have a happy day everyone, Jean. .
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

February 1, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4483876

Perhaps you should try the sea anenome passionfruit, passiflora actinia which is considered a mild weathered variety. There are some seeds on Ebay atm that I am bidding for & will happily pass some on. Personally, I think the vines would like the blue metal as I have read they want a lot of iron, water & compost. If you can get an old rain tank or something that will hold some water at the base but still drains from the sides, fill it will good soil, compost & some of the blue metal. Then put in a down pipe from your house if you can &/or pump in your washing machine water. They really need a lot of water, which is probably the big obstacle for many people & they don't mind wet feet. And from experience I'd say the soil can't be too rich. Give them everything you can that will rot, including & especially rotting meat, offal etc.
The picture below is a 14 month old grafted Panama that as I mentioned earlier, grows in an old in-ground pool on clothes washing water. Basically the method described. The smaller vine in front has shot up from the roots of a Nellie the same age planted about 4 metres from it. I guess they are suckers from its own rootsock but it is the same variety anyway. These are what I gather & use as rootstock to advance cuttings from the Panama.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

February 2, 2008
9:25 AM

Post #4485467

I think we should start a new seed swap page, or a passionfruit thread, as this one is beginning to get long. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/809489/ try this for passionfruit.
I have yellow, orange, and red flowering Cannas, Burgundy leafed red flowering, a green leafed with yellow flowers and the odd red, and Tropicana in both green/yellow variegated and burgundy/cream variegated leaves, both with orange flowers. I also have the pink, but all are unnamed, found,rescued and snitched peices. I love em all!
Sue
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

February 2, 2008
2:05 PM

Post #4485749

OK. I don't think I've seen any variegated varieties outside pictures. Do the tropicanas need a warm climate? Never seen them around Sydney. There are some snow white ones up the road though.
I have been confused about them botanically. Maybe you can help. I thought they were in the banana family, but have read that they cross with Kahili ginger, can be confused with it when not flowering & belong to the ginger family. Are gingers related to bananas? I think Kahili ginger is rhizomous, but am not sure. Similarly, some sources say the rhizome of the Indica is starchy & edible, whilst others claim that only a different strain is eaten, Canna Edulis. To confuse the issue even more, some sources call the ground starch of the edulis, arrowroot. Is Canna Edulis the same as Queensland arrowroot?
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

February 2, 2008
10:59 PM

Post #4487707

Ok Granville, new thread just for you.
Cannas go http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/809646/.
jencanplay
sydney
Australia

February 24, 2008
4:05 AM

Post #4580141

hi everyone, with the swapping..how does that work.. do i send a post self address envelope? will i wait for you to send it to my address and then re imburnse the postage.. PLEASEE tell this newbie how i get to play too
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

February 24, 2008
4:34 AM

Post #4580240

Hi,
IMHO the SSAE thing is just time wasting anyway when your counterpart is sending you the same.
The biggest thing to remember is not posting later than Wednesday if you are sending anything fresh or alive, so to avoid the weekend post stoppage. I am waiting for Monday atm to post to 5 ppl for example, as there are succulents involved & I post all at once each week.A good stat would to get some of your have list together & start looking for things you want on other ppl's. Other members know the deal & in my experience at least, are always friendly, helpful & worth contacting so don't feel hesitant to get into it.
Btw, its real good to see another Sydneysider. Where you at? I am where my member name says.
Ian

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

February 24, 2008
4:40 AM

Post #4580265

Yes, Jen, and if you see someone talking in a thread about a plant, don't be shy about asking for some. I do it all the time. Usually you DMail someone with your address and they will post you something at no charge, and you return the favour to them or someone else by doing the same thing at some stage, but most of us are happy to send stuff with no strings attached and nothing required in return! (Unless its a huge bulk lot that costs upwards of around $20 postage or something)
Sue
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

February 25, 2008
4:22 AM

Post #4584773

Yes everyone on here is pretty generous and we all get along in a fairly relaxed manner. I would advise you to USE the trade tracker and trade list facilities here on DG as it is much easier to keep track of what you have promised to people that way - especially if you have to wait for plants to grow on for someone. Postage can be a pain - if it is a lot one way and not the other it is not unreasonable to get some reimbursement, but so far we have mostly been paying postage on the parcels we send out and leaving it at that. I always try to keep my trades even but some people out there keep sending me unsolicited care parcels (yes, you KNOW who you are) which keeps me hopping thinking of plants to reciprocate with! I know there have been occasional bad feelings over trading in some of the US centred forums but so far our little Aussie group has gotten on superbly well, and really; with the cost of plants nowadays, to get four or five new varieties in the mail just by spending $7 to post of some of your surplus to someone who will appreciate it has got to be the bargain of the millennium!

Feel free to check out both my Journal and my Trade List (You can reach them by clicking on my username in blue next to this post) so you can see how it is done, if you need any further encouragement.

TTFN, KK.
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

February 25, 2008
4:35 AM

Post #4584823

By the way, this sticky is getting very long. I have been thinking about asking admin to "de-sticky" it and starting a new one. Can all of you D-MAIL me with your opinions. I would like to propose that we do what the writers group does in the new thread, so it doesn't get so big to load. Every Australian member who wants to trade has One post, and One post only on the sticky trading thread. No chat, and no replying on the thread will be allowed. When you run out of something or want to announce a new trade item to the group you edit the post you have originally made. It will be MUCH more convenient for a member to read 30 or 40 posts, knowing that the information is being kept current than to wade through 160+ while wondering what is still available!

The other alternative would be to just de-sticky this thread and start a new one but we will surely have the problem again - possibly even more quickly as our trading partners grow in number.

Please let me know what you think before the 7th of March so I can take a poll of the answers and report back before I approach admin.

Ciao, KK.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

February 25, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #4585516

Great idea KK Yes this is wayyyy long now and when it started we did not know how to do it ...I think we all have a fair idea of whats what now and if we don't, we can go ask in the second thread...perhaps while we are at it if we open a thread for questions and answers on trading/ gifting or whatever we call it for the new folk and for suggestions on easier ways to pack things etc ... and while I am on the subject I just want to say how proud I am that we just "give" to each other here on the Australian thread, after reading some of the stuff that we read in the other forums on the subject, I think the folk here are just wonderful :) so yes go for it KK.
chrissy
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

February 25, 2008
7:44 PM

Post #4586995

I agree the method KK describes is the way to go, though I am breaking all those rules right now. You will need to start the thread with an outline of how it works then police it. I for one, vote for Sue having some admin rights in the Ozi forum for these kind of reasons. She seems to be the longest serving member & one of the most gregarious. Nothing against you at all KK, but if you are amongst the writers you will have your hands full already.

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

February 26, 2008
8:34 AM

Post #4589610

oh no no no! I'm not the police, and actually relatively new! I think thats why we don't see Ginger around much, we're all a bit casual in the way we conduct ourselves. But I know from experience that if you're on dial up or have a slow modem, then it takes forever to scroll down through a thread, so shorter threads are the way to go, and everyone is welcome to start new ones. You've tried it haven't you Ian? Easy eh?
That way, the important topics stay at the top and the others get lost along the way unless you want to add. I love KKs idea of editing the post. I hadn't actually thought of that, so KK has the bigger brain!LOL. (and seniority. LOL)
Sue
But if you vote for me, I promise to be a good leader and nag lots! *evil laugh* A-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaa!
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

February 26, 2008
9:58 AM

Post #4589641

Well I don't mean you have to be a forum Nazi but its just an idea. If KK has the time & wants to follow it up, then great. Her idea is good. I know I'd be flat out trying to keep up, but thats probably just my natural slackness.
77sunset
Merino
Australia

February 27, 2008
6:08 AM

Post #4594738

Hello all. I have been working in the garden today as the weather was mild and very enjoyable with no wind.
I have cut back all my Shasta daisies and have to move them as they have grown into each other. I have lots of bits to give to anyone who would like some of the most gorgeous white garden flowers. There are single, double and shaggy but as they are all intergrown you will have to take pot luck.
Shastas are one of the loveliest of all white plants and bloom through summer. Mine grow to around 1 1/2 metres so need to be in a bed of their own or towards the back of beds. I have mine along one of the rose gardens where they compliment the bright rose colors. They will grow lush with water, but I rarely water mine except for really hot days. They do spread so you will have plenty . They are not invasive as they just keep putting out side shoots to spread To get rid of or move them just dig up the clump. There are no horrible creeping underground shoots They die back about now and there is new growth already.
Dmail me if you would like some . Happy gardening, Jean.
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

March 1, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #4606954

Hoy, people - WHERE ARE YOUR D-MAILS - I've only had about 4 responses and I'm sick and tired of using up mu bandwidth loading this enormous thread

KK.
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

April 30, 2008
4:30 AM

Post #4885439

Hi Guys,

A few Q's on my creeping vine one of my friends from here gave me in a parcel.

I need to know the ID and how to care for it as in: F/Sun, Shade, or both?

Debi

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

May 1, 2008
5:23 AM

Post #4890536

KK,I see no need for a sticky trading thread at all..if someone wants/has a trade etc why not start a new post for each one.(unless of course one wants/has many trades but even then this can be carried further between respondents through dmail..I can't see this forum being overloaded by trading threads anyway..JMO
BTW I totally agree in regards to this thread being shifted...it is far too long!!

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Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

May 21, 2008
5:51 AM

Post #4982111

Hello again, my friend,

I have an interesting question for you.

It might be an individual choice??????

I always thought you had to try to keep the swaps or buying plants that you get, you should try to keep them fresh as possible.Until they reach their destination?

Well, I bought two plants and they look thirsty and a little shrived. They were send to me with VERY dry roots.

If I send a pkg, I wrap it into wet newsparer and then a plastic bag, to keep it fresh as long as possible.

Is there aright way or a wrong way to send plants in the mail???

Thanks my friends,

Debi

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GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

May 21, 2008
2:37 PM

Post #4983037

Sending bare rooted plants reduces the chance of sending soil disease, weed seed & pests. Its unusual to get a plant in soil really. I don't think I ever have. Usually wet newspaper is involved or something equivalent but it depends on what it is. You don't want to rot the roots either. The main thing is to keep them away from sunlight.
I tend to use moist paper but not sealed in plastic so it won't evaporate & cool. Wet at my end, dry at the other is healthy I reckon.
I am useless at packaging though & my labelling needs work. I notice the girls here are opposite. Neat, careful & thoughtful decribes how Judy, Chrissy, Shelley & Jacq all do it. They could give you the best advice that way.
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

May 22, 2008
1:35 AM

Post #4985860

Hello GranvilleSouth,

Thanks for answering my question.

I have sent plants, no soil, but kept moist. I understand about the yukky little critters we don't want.

So, it is a few reasons, depends on the plant as to wether you send it moist or not and to make sure there is no little critter's???

Thanks again my friend,
Debi
Zone B

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Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

May 22, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #4985876

Sorry I forgot to ask, are these little scale critters at the base of this plant?

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GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

May 22, 2008
7:40 PM

Post #4989151

They look like bugs alright. What type of plant is it?
I'm not particularly experienced at sending plants & have only learned from trying different things & seeing what other ppl do. Its just common sense that cactus will survive a longer trip wihout soil than say, a tea tree. A lot of plants like to keep their own soil too, so I guess its just a fact of life that some things can't be posted. You mainly see bulbs, rhizomes, cuttings & seeds being sent of course. Members in the US organise meets to swap potted plants & stuff. We should do the same. Up in Brisbane somewhere would be a good place to do it.
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

May 23, 2008
7:48 AM

Post #4991591

Hi again guys,

I just bought these from a nursery, through the mail.

I thought it might be scale and it upsets me that a nursery would send plants with disease.

This is the name of the plant AND nursery!

I hope treatment will fix them????????

Thanks,

Debi

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GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

May 24, 2008
12:13 PM

Post #4996487

OK. Here it is in the PFs ...

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/64212/

Ice Plant. I have bought plants from the same place & had no problem. The lady there was OK to me (is it Roz? Can't recall for sure). I'd mail her about it & see what she says. Have you tried removing them manually btw?
Jensilaedi
Perth
Australia

May 26, 2008
10:17 AM

Post #5004134

for scale my mum uses white oil. she says that sometimes it drowns them so it works but according to Don Burke you cant kill scale or mealy bugs as they go right to the roots and kill the plant from bottom upwards. He also says that he's tried every insecticide, pesticide, fungicide, chemical stuff,. methods and what not and in the end he just throws it away.

I've shaken soil off the affected plants and cleaned everything right off it and then dip it into diluted white oil in the watercan. one out of four times it works.

Lately I've kind of given up on doing that and basically throw them into the weed bin to burn in the sun. I dont throw it away or compost it... it just ages over 3 years and then you can dig a hole and bury it and it wont ever come up again.

I do sometimes use Confidor to keep the plants because I love them, and when I dont have time to clean them. But the last time I had scale was like a year or so ago so the plants have been very happy.
77sunset
Merino
Australia

May 27, 2008
10:10 PM

Post #5011612

Unless it's a rare, unusual or very favourite plant ,put it in a plastic bag and throw it out.
I have found over many years of gardening that it just is not worthwhile trying to fix some types of pest or disease.
It can be tricky for non experts trying to treat plants and while you keep the plant, whatever it has may spread.
Sorry Deb but one sometimes has to be a bit hard in the garden.
Think of all the really lovely plants you have.
Jean.
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

May 28, 2008
5:37 AM

Post #5013805

Or send it back for a replacement.
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

May 30, 2008
3:07 AM

Post #5023979

Hi Guys,

Yes I did get in touch with the Nursery and they could not have been more nice and offered money back, no problems.

So, I believe that the Nursery is a great Nursery and wanted to help in the blink of the eye.

If I throw every plant out that has some type of disease, I would no have many plants left.
But, are you saying maybe to do that and then start again collecting?

Very Sad, but I dont want to lose all of them and how could I tell which one's that are only just being affected?????

Debi
P.S. If there is anybody that can ID this cacti, I would just die! I have spent days and many sites and still cannot name it?????????

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hellebores
canberra
Australia

June 1, 2008
4:43 AM

Post #5034082

Hi all. I am completely new to this thread, so forgive me if I come across as being a bit green(no pun intended), but I am looking to purchase some oriental poppy seeds if anyone has some to spare please.
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

June 2, 2008
8:45 AM

Post #5039591

Hi. Have you tried the ID forum or the cactus one? There is a bloke called Xenomorph if you can find him who is very good with cacti.
Here is the DG trade list for the poppies ...

http://davesgarden.com/community/trading/search.php?search_text=PFPID:633

This is a Tasmanian company that sells them by mail order ...

http://www.southernharvest.com.au/index.php?page=6&offset=78

Here is an ebay power seller specialising in poppies. They are in the US but will probably ship to you ...

http://stores.ebay.com.au/One-Stop-Poppy-Shop

Sorry I can't help with seed directly. I only have Icelandic & Dorothy poppies.

Ian

PS My dog has been eating all my bunya nuts. She really loves them & even dug up a heap I had planted. Ate every last nut. Anyone heard of dogs doing this?

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 17, 2008
2:36 PM

Post #5116744

Does anyone have a few seeds of the YELLOW flowering variety of Poinciana?
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

June 17, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #5118564

I may be able to get some but I'll have to let you know. A bloke is about to send me some seeds from Madagascar & he has different types of poincianas & caesalpinias (dwarf poincianas). I'll message & find out.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

June 18, 2008
5:34 AM

Post #5120929

Hi Helebores, try posting in the Aussie trades thread at the top of Australian Gardening forum. You don't have to trade, but can offer to purchase. Most people will give it to you for free though! Unfortunately, I can't keep them going here. Must be the climate. Good luck.
Hi MargaretK. I also have a friend who has promised me some from Darwin. You are probly already aware that we cannot send from N.S.W to W.A due to quarantine. There are a few W.A's (Crow eaters) on this site though. Why do they call W.A's Crow eaters?
Good luck with sourcing your seeds.
Hi Ian
Sue
GranvilleSouth

(Zone 10a)

June 18, 2008
10:28 AM

Post #5121207

Hey Sue. The term really refers to western australians who ate crows in the early days. They even called them Mount Barker pheasants. ;) Somehow it would up connected to south australians.
No luck with the delonix Margaret. I can only get caesalpinias which are a dwarf poincinana. Good luck in your hunt.
Ian
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 18, 2008
10:43 AM

Post #5121240

Thanks for trying, Sue and Ian. I appreciate it. Margaret
SpeciesNut
Townsville
Australia

July 2, 2008
11:24 AM

Post #5191897

G,day Deb. for your cactus id check Opuntia subulata.
Bob.
SpeciesNut
Townsville
Australia

July 2, 2008
11:30 AM

Post #5191915

Here is a pic of a young plant i borrowed from ebay

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Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

July 8, 2008
4:49 AM

Post #5221905

Thanks Spec,

I am very grateful.

Debi

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garden4grace
Bendigo
Australia

July 15, 2008
12:00 PM

Post #5261874

Hi Deb, just cruising through to the end of the postings and have to agree , your cactus does appear to be Opuntia subulata. sometimes used as a grafting stock. usually flowers only when tall.Lois
Kaelkitty
Adelaide
Australia
(Zone 10a)

July 15, 2008
8:51 PM

Post #5264378

Hi All,
Here is a good picture of the true Austrocylindropuntia subulata. Note the huge fleshy leaves! They are the biggest and most persistent in the whole group of Opuntias and related plants. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/44333/ . I have also commented on this plant on another thread. Check the last post on the thread here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/851661/ .

Ciao, KK.

Edited to add: Ccan we please keep off this thread and use the new one for trades - it is way too long!

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Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

July 17, 2009
11:00 AM

Post #6829894

Hey Guys,

Does anyone have one of these?

I really would like to get this plant again.

"Amaranthus Tricolor"

Debi

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danielleAA
gladstone4680
Australia

July 18, 2009
9:33 AM

Post #6833767

Hi there try rarexoticseeds in Canada they are very good todeal with andmy have iseed fot it..i am looking for any cuttings of brugmansia to swap for seed ihave around 10 varieties including the brugmansia sanguinea Red any offers out there i am new to the forum and havent a clue how to pst a thread,i hope this week to get it sorted!!
MyaC
Magnetic Island
Australia
(Zone 11)

July 18, 2009
11:17 AM

Post #6833884

Danielle, I've sent you a DMail... look right up the top where it says ...
Quoting:| Post a reply | Search | F.A.Q. | My Info | Mail | Logout


In stead of Mail it will have , 1 new mail click on that and it will take you to your private mail box...

I personally think it should be hightlighted in bright red ,with flashing lights around a male stripper because sometimes I just don't see the message alert...



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chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

July 18, 2009
10:33 PM

Post #6835734

Look for the swap thread up the top ...this is an old thread. We now have a sticky up the top that stays there for swaps ...post what you have and what you want into that one.
No chit chat in the sticky or Sue will chase us with a stick! :-)
Use your Dmail for the chit chat and swap discussions.
Don't forget to go into your swaps to update the info ...just click onto edit to go in and change and add to your post ...lots more to add in the coming growing season ...have fun everyone!

here it is for any lurkers just click onto this
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/842701/


This message was edited Jul 19, 2009 8:36 AM
danielleAA
gladstone4680
Australia

July 24, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #6858804

Hi i am after Brugmansia cuttings i haves seed i can swap including the Brugmansia Sanguinea Red.,Arborea White angels Trumpet seed including Black Currant Swirl, and Double Triple Frilled Yellow.,Single large perfumed White,etcmy swap willbe 10 seed for 2different cuttings if that is possible...i amtrying to start a collection of brugs ihave loveld themsince i wassmall...ihavehad one of the members,has offered me some cuttings ,thanks mya ,iam so gratefull i cant wait to see the cuttings... i can swap Bromeliads pups for rooted cuttings...i havemany many different varieties of them ...i have specialised in them but am trying to cut work down ,due to ill health and brugs seem not so labour intensive as the broms...thanks and happy gardening...
australia1234
glenwood
Australia

March 6, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #9031850

hi any one have any mirablis jalapo seeds i have pink ,but would other colors as well.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

March 6, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9032317

Hi everyone ...this is an old thread, we have a permanent sticky that remains at the top of the Australian gardening section, here it is :-)

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/842701/

chrissy
Degarotty
North Ipswich, Qld
Australia

May 29, 2012
12:38 AM

Post #9142666

Hello my friends,

Sorry been very busy with family health problems.

I was hoping that someone in Aust might have some Portulaca grandiflora cuttings (mixed color's would be great), but I will take any, lol..

Could you let me know and see if I have something you might need.

Regards,
Debi
ctmorris
barmera
Australia

May 29, 2012
1:24 AM

Post #9142690

Hi Debi. How have you been? I hope everyone is well now. Sorry I can't help with your request. Pop into the tearoom and have a chat. Colleen
garden4grace
Bendigo
Australia

June 14, 2012
12:58 AM

Post #9164475

Debi I might be able to help you out with the portulaca I grew a heap from seed and they are still in the punnets. it is too cold here to put them out into the garden but i can post them up to you if you'd like some.
ginger749

October 25, 2012
7:20 PM

Post #9315538

Hi Debi,
I have the Dark Pink and the White one.
They are going wild around here.

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Oz_Buddleja
Brisbane
Australia
(Zone 11)

October 26, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9316187

Hi everyone, I've been lusting (yes, this is the right word) for some seeds or a plant of Thunbergia gregorii (image source: Top Tropicals website). I've searched the web for an Australian source / supplier with no luck so now casting my net here! T. gregorii has stunning orange flowers and smart, grey-green, softly downy leaves. I've only seen it growing twice. Once at a garden near the top of Mt Cotton (edge of Brisbane for thsoe outside the city; wish I'd asked for a piece) and the other at Sausalito outside San Francisco. It's not common. If you have seed or a plant I'd love to hear from you. In return I do have an eclectic mix of plants in my garden and could offer cuttings of some unusual things like Pycnostachys, Stachytarpheta or one of several species Salvia. TIA.

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ginger749

October 26, 2012
11:56 PM

Post #9316652

Hi Oz,
I am very familiar with Mt. Cotton. :-)
But alas I have never seen this plant ever.
I have Yahood it and now know what it looks like.
If I ever see it in a garden or in a Nursery.
I will let you know pronto.
Do you have an E-mail address ?

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ginger749

October 31, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9321456

I did not Edit that last post.
I wonder if that bunch of JERKS from admin edit our posts on our behalf without asking us ?
I wish they would mind their own business.
No wonder DG is heading down hill.












Marleneann

Marleneann
Sunshine Coast
Australia

November 25, 2012
2:40 AM

Post #9341754

Want to exchange a cutting Hoya multiflora albo-marginata 'Shooting Star' for some of my Hoya cuttings like Pottssii.
ginger749

November 26, 2012
1:01 PM

Post #9343076

I don't have this Plant growing at my Home.
All my Pictures were taken at Springbrook Cold Goast and 'The Lost World'.




ginger749

December 10, 2012
10:28 PM

Post #9355244

My Hippies have finished flowering.
I am about to dig them up and divide the bulbs.


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rcoope23
Newcastle
Australia

February 15, 2013
11:58 PM

Post #9420559

Hi there everyone,
I have just moved into my first owned home. Being an ex government house, it dosen't have a garden and I need cuttings and seeds to get one started. I am interested in vegetables, flowers and fruit.
ginger749

February 16, 2013
12:15 AM

Post #9420564

Hi rcoop23,
You have come to the right place.
There are many members in your area.
My bet is some one will invite you to join in to a cup of Tea soon.
I wonder how long that will take ?

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

February 16, 2013
10:45 PM

Post #9421533

Hi rcoope23, ginger is right it doesn't take long before we spot a newbie...
Come over to the tearoom and introduce yourself...

Ginger, how long have you been in Austria, or is it a ruse? lol
rcoope23
Newcastle
Australia

February 17, 2013
9:42 PM

Post #9422561

Hi to you both, where is the tearoom? This site is so big and I am already lost...
rcoope23
Newcastle
Australia

February 17, 2013
9:54 PM

Post #9422566

Never mind. I found it I think. From the looks of things I have a lot more exploring to do:) and people to meet:)
Oz_Buddleja
Brisbane
Australia
(Zone 11)

March 11, 2013
2:40 PM

Post #9446133

Tracking / seeking / chasing cuttings of;
Thunbergia gregorii (orange flowers - which I've seen only once in a garden at Mt Cotton)
Scutellaria costaricana (mixed colours)

Can swap for cuttings of (for example);
Salvia (Timboon Red, melissodora, gesneriiflora, madrensis, oxyphora), Pychnostachys urticifolia,Clerodendron schweinfurthii

I also have an odd assortment of other plants.
ginger749

March 11, 2013
3:22 PM

Post #9446178

Hi Buddleja,
The only two places I have seen this Plant/creeper is Ipswich and Toowoomba.
There is one member almost at the start of this Thread who may be able to help you. (from Ipswich)
Please keep us posted with your progress or success in finding it.

kell
Oz_Buddleja
Brisbane
Australia
(Zone 11)

March 12, 2013
12:50 AM

Post #9446558

Oops - this was a reply to Australia1234 regarding Mirabilis jalapa seeds! Still figuring out how things work here - apologies for the confusion!
Here's what I wrote:
I have tubers that throw yellow, yellow-pink parti-coloured and, a washed out pink colour. Seeds unreliable in my opinion, tending to throw back to the wild form i.e. magenta. See if you can get a tuber.
I'm personally on the lookout for white or, pink-white parti-coloured. Saw scads of great colours in a town called Szentendre in Hungary; so tempted to grab some seeds but, respected our quarantine laws.



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ginger749

March 12, 2013
1:26 AM

Post #9446564

You are doing a great job Buddleja
I'm sure '┴ustralia 1234' will see your post.
I don't like seeds either.
You can never be 100% sure where the polen came from.

tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

March 12, 2013
5:37 PM

Post #9447403

I'd like to know where you can get Buddleja from. Never see it anywhere in nurseries, whatever. If people have them, they must have got them from somewhere, LOL.
gabs247
Adelaide
Australia

June 11, 2013
8:45 PM

Post #9555736

How do I find others in Adelaide willing to share plants/seeds?
Minga01
Adelaide
Australia

December 2, 2013
5:05 PM

Post #9720333

Hi
I am from Adelaide. Am willing to share plants/seeds.
Does anyone have Sacred Flower of the Incas to swap/sell?

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