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Seeds Supply
« on: May 12, 2007, 07:07:23 PM »
Hello,
I've just asked for a spanish forum in this board :) I hope some people in Spain will start to do some guerrillagardening it is much needed! lol

As I said in the spanish board, I won't be able to do much move in the city because I am working for a conservation of nature project here in Catalonia. We are all swiss and we're buying a woodland in the mountains which give us the possibility of growing all kind of plants.

The main reason of my post is that I would like to collaborate, sending seeds to people that would need it because they can't afford it, or just because they can't find certain species in their environment. What do you think?

Only one thing that I don't know is about the law in pos offices, I'm not sure that some countries will allow the entrance of foreign seeds, like UK I think.
How that goes anyway?

At the moment I don't have seeds because all the plants are still with flowers but this summer I will have loads and will post a message here with a list of them.

Anybody interested?

Mika.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007, 08:54:23 PM »
Greuzzi Mika!

To be honest, in thoery I am against the importation of non native flora and fauna. BUT, there are many many species of non Irish plants here and noone seems to care. I reported several examples of Japanese Knotweed to the National Parks and Wildlife Services here but there is not the budget or political will to do anything about getting rid of it.

I was at the Chelsea Flower show about 4 years ago, and there, aswell as any Garden Centre here, you can find many many non native species e.g. Hibiscus, it's an indoor plant here, but grows wild like a hedge in the Canary Islands, New Zealand Ferns, Giant Redwoods or Sequoias. There is a fine specimen of a Redwood in the National Botanic Garden here, noone would even consider getting rid of it.

I would be interested in receiving some seeds, depending on what you have. My main point is not to worry too much about it...in my opinion....


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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 06:07:05 AM »
I will have seeds of a lot of plants and will publish the list here.
I am also sort of against the exportation and importation of native plants because there are plants that can provoke important invasion, but I'm not against importing thyme, lavender, and other medicinal plants. I think we just have to be careful about what kind of plants we send overseas :) I am a gardener and I know which ones are proliferous invasive plants, so I would never send those out of Spain, but lilacs? THey attract butterlfies! :D Or... oregano, verveine , they're lovely and resistant plants.

I'll tell you what I've got as soon as I collect them!

I've never carde about Japanese flora at all, what kind of plants do you have there?
I'd like to know if some are similar to european species.. maybe I can send you of those .

Mika
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 11:35:29 PM »
Mika,

I see what you mean about herbs and spices like rosemary and thyme.yes they are good. 

My example was that there are invasive species like Japanese knotweed and rhodedendron in Ireland.

There are a lot of shared flowers/species/plant in Japan aswell as Europe. I am sure they have many species of bamboo and acers, more than here!!! I have some books and they show lots of varieties of plants familiar in Europe.

regards,
Tampopo

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 07:41:34 PM »
Rhododendron is invasive? Here in Detroit, MI USA we have to defend them against borers ... and often lose the fight!

Please learn and obey the laws regarding exporting various plants, germ plasm and seeds. While, for instance, a rhododendron in the Detroit is non-invasive, apparently it is a problem elsewhere.

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008, 04:37:24 PM »
As I learned this spring, you can't ship any kind of flower or vegtable seed into Canada.

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008, 08:25:52 AM »
Where can I find info on USA legal restrictions on seed importation?  Thanks.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008, 12:32:27 PM »
BillinDetroit,

what's a borer, apart from someone to avoid at a party?

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