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Hi Nuggets,
Lovely to share your excitement about your new birds. I hope they give you lots of fun and pleasure. And your girls are obviously on the right track (though can you imagine anyone who'd prefer a doll over a duckling??). Good luck with your garden - looking forward to progress reports.
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Hi all,
I have pigeon pea seeds if anyone would like some. I planted them as chook fodder, but my all-together-too-spoiled girls turn their noses up at it.

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Hi Everyone!

Here is the list of what I have, not a great deal, the kids like to 'pick flowers for mummy' and that usually includes a root ball with it...

Anyway,

Red Grevillea
Pink surprise Grevillea
Costa Ginger
Day Lillies
Montville rose (Amazing buff pink with cauliflower blooms - grows from cutting easily!)
Red pentas
chrysanthemums
durantas
cupheas
rosella
buff pink pentas
large agaves
hoyas
creeping violets
lemon grass
citronella geranium
bell chilli
asparagus
mint
fruit salad sage
basils
oregano
jaboticaba
lilly pillies
nasturtiums
banana trees (Lady)
leopard trees
wattles
conifers
tree wysteria (like the creeper but a shade tree)
coleus's
cats whiskers
ginseng
jaboticaba (still waiting for fruit silly thing)


Thats about it at the moment,

If anyone wants cuttings etc depending on what they are and where you are etc!

Also if anyone has different coloured pentas I would love to get a few more! and also veges are always accepted greatfully by my hippy daughters!

thanks again
Nuggets

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Hi, i'm a bit of a garden nut as well :lol:
I have to swap:
SEEDS
Capsicum (californian wonder)
Tomato (grosse lisse)
Broccoli (italian sprouting)
Onion (brown spanish)
Chives
Baby carrot
Sage
Sweet basil
CUTTINGS
Common mint
Vietnamese mint
Variegated sanseveria (mother-in-law tongue/snake plant)
Curly leaf parsley
Oregano
Rosemary
Californian poppy

I would really like seeds/cuttings of -
Spinach
Choy sum or Bok choy
Celery
Rhubarb
Snow peas
Green peas
Broad beans
Beetroot
Sweet potato (edible)
Apple geranium
Peppermint
Yellow banksia rose

Or anything else interesting that will grow in small chock-a-block garden!
PM me, cheers, Alli

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mmmm so now wormwood.

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LOL is there any other use for wormwood other than making absenthe hallucinogenic? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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its ment to be good to grow in chook pens, but in nest box think it keeps away mites.

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I grow wormwood for the chooks for its pesticide value. In the garden they peck around underneath the bushes, and in the process rub their feathers against it. I hang fresh wormwood prunings above their nest so they have to walk under it to get in - again brushing some of it over their feathers (it also shelters the nest so they can hide in there). When the prunings are dry, I pull off the leaves and just sprinkle them around the chook house. It's quite easy to grow from a seedling, but I haven't had great success germinating seed. I'd recommend starting with a nursery bought plant and it should take off pretty quickly - I have to cut my main bush back hard a couple of times a year. Cheers, Judy

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yeah. judy does your plant have little shots coming off, or even take cuttings to get it to grow.

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I think it would grow from cuttings. Judy

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Wow, I didn't know about it's pesticide uses and I did a bit more reading after your posts, I think it really seems worthwhile having, less sprays used then.

Got a cutting I could strike Ben?! :lol: :lol:

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Got a cutting I could strike Ben?!

thats what i am after.

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Saw some for sale on ebay :lol:

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Still have lots of seeds/cuttings for swap! See above list.
Also interested in sunflower seeds if anyone has spare.
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wormwood will strike from cuttings .On established plants where branches are laying on the ground they layer or strike there .
If you lift branches carefully then cut off or dig out with shovel if well struck.
You can put dirt over low branches to strick them.
A down side of wormwood it is a growth suppressant to many plants .

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