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  eltel wants you to know:  
  • The current local time for me is 04:20 PM
  • I'm in zone 8a
  • I live in Macclesfield, CHESHIRE (Zone 8a)

  A note from eltel:  
"Hi, I am ELTEL. I live in the UK, in the North Midlands of England. I love tropicals and have a large greenhouse where I try to indulge my interest in plants that would otherwise turn their toes up in this climate. My latest venture is tropical water lilys (I know its crazy, but it might just work). If you can find any of those, or the other plants listed in my WANTED section, I have a fairly comprehensive list of seeds I have available for trade or cash for postage.

El Tel’s HAVE and WANTS list for 2002

HAVE SEEDS (** = excess from trades in 2001)

Abies koreana
Abutilon x suntense
Abutilon vitifolium “Veronica Tennant”
Acanthus molis
Agapanthus mixed blues and white
Alcea rosea (Hollyhock) mixed colours and white
Allium cernuum
Allium giganteum
Allium pulchellum
Amorpha canescens **
Anemone cylindrica **
Aquilegia vulgaris mixed (mostly blue)
Armeria (pink) **
Arisaema (thought to be jacquemontii)
Aristea mixed (ecklonii and major)
Ascelpias curassavica **
Ascelpias mixed butterfly weed (pink and white) **
Atriplex hortensis “rubra”
Auricula mixed
Bixa orellana (a few) **
Buphthalmum speciosum
Callistemon citrinus
Calonyction aculeatum – aka Ipomoea alba (a few)
Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold)
Calotropis gigantea **
Calotropis procera **
Campsis radicans **
Canna (believed to be indica species)
Catalpa mixed (mainly specisoa) **
Chilopsis linearis **
Chimonanthus praecox
Clematis heracleifolia **
Clematis mixed varieties **
Clematis napaulensis
Cyphomandra betosea (tree tomato) (old seed)
Dalea purpurea **
Datura (various)
Desmanthus illinoensis **
Dietes vegeta
Diospyros lotus (have fruit, not sure if it has viable seed)
Eccremocarpus scaber (orange form)
Enterolobium cyclocarpum **
Erysimum odoratum
Fuchsia (hardy) garden collected, variety unknown
Fuchsia (non-hardy) garden collected, varieties unknown
Galtonia candicans
Hemerocallis “J S Gaynor”
Hibiscus calyphyllus
Hibiscus diversifolius
Hibiscus moscheutos **
Hibiscus pedunculatus
Ilex aquifolium (English holly)
Ipomoea alba (a few)
Ipomoea mixed
Iris foetidissima
Iris psuedacorus (yellow flag)
Ixora coccinea (a few) **
Leucaena leucocephala (a few)
Leycesteria crocothyrsos
Leycesteria formosa
Libertia grandiflora
Lonicera periclymenum (Honeysuckle)
Lysichitum americana
Matricaria eximia
Mesembryanthemum (old seed) mixed colours
Nerium oleander (old seed )
Nicandra physaloides
Nicotiana sylvestris
Onopordum acanthium (Scotish thistle)
Ophiopogon planiscapis “nigrescens”
Opuntia (Prickly Pear)
Papapver (poppy) mixed colours
Passiflora capsularis
Passiflora mollissima **
Peltophorum dubium **
Petunia mixed colurs **
Phytolacca americana
Plumeria mixed **
Puya chilensis (2000 seed)
Schizostylis coccinea (a few)
Sesbania grandiflora **
Sisyrinchium bermudiana
Sisyrinchium striatum
Solanum capsicastrum
Solanum seaforthianum (??)
Solanum sisymbriifolium
Sphaeralcea miniata (fendleri) **
Tabebuia avellanedae **
Tagetes (Marigold) mixed
Tamarindus indica **
Tigridia pavonia
Zantedeschia aethiopica “Green Goddess”
Zantedeschia aethiopica “Crowborough”


Anredera cordifolia (Madeira vine)
Crocosmia “Lucifer”
Crocosmia dwarf hybrids
Discorea balcanica (Yam)


Alternanthera amoena
Aristlochia littoralis
Dichorisandra thyrsiflora
Episcia dianthiflora
Hoya australis
Hoya carnosa
Kalanchoe “Tessa”
Murraya paniculata
Passiflora mollissima
Plumbago capensis
Psidium gujava
Tibouchina semidecamdra


Allamanda species
Cordia species
Heliconia species
Mucuna bennetii (New Guinea creeper)
Nymphea species - any tropical/subtropical water lillies
Protea species
Quisqualis indica (Rangoon creeper)
Spathodea campanulata (African tulip tree)
Sphaeralcea ambigua (Desert mallow)
“ umbellata
Stemmadenia litoralis
Strongylodon macrobotrys (Jade vine)
Thunbergia mysorensis

  Photo from eltel  
"The Homestead - taken from the air (but not by me). But I have bought the rights to the picture"

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eltel signed up on Apr 21, 2001

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