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WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

Posted by NavyGirl01 none (My Page) on
Mon, May 21, 12 at 16:34

Since part 3 is full, started part 4

Flowergirl, Gardeng8 and signet: have set aside everything you wanted

Flowerldy: do you still have the chiness lantern, is so will trade for clamatis (have a few)

Blueiris: found your list


Follow-Up Postings:

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navygirl01

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 21, 12 at 17:05

SPACEBARISNTWORKING!!!!!Ihatetechnology.

JUST/A/WORD/OF/CAUTION/ABOUT
CHINESE/LANTERNS
IF/YOU/ARE/GOING/TO/PLANT/CHINESE/LANTERNS/PLANT/IN/A/POT/
OR/
SINK
SOMETHING/IN/THE/GROUND/AS/THEY/SPREAD/BY/UNDERGROUND/RUNNERS/ROOTS/AND/TAKE/OVER.THEY/ARE/VERY/INVASIVE.OR/GROW/THEM/IN/A/SPOT/WHERE/YOU/DONT/MIND
IF/THEY/TAKE/OVER+++

SIGNET


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RE: Signet

ok hun
thanks


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RE: plant exchange

just an update;

STILL HAVE LEFT:
canterberry bell seedlings-mixed
hydranga
echinaceas: seedlings and some plants- will be bringing pics of them
columbines- red and purple

ADDING:
clamatis- unknown
rose of sharon: blue and white


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Navygirl101

I would like the hydranga and the clematis, if we can arrange a trade.

Nes


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RE: luckynes13

they are yours

do you have a list?? and where would it be??


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

I am afraid that my list is pretty sparse so I hesitate to ask for anything, but would love to be considered for an echinacea seedling (have been pouring over the list and wow! :-)) and a clematis of any kind.


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

Signet, thanks for changing your trade, I didn't mean for you to do that, I appreciate it though!
I feel very bad, but the asian pear volunteer succumbed to the dry heat. I tried to revive it, but it was too late. I'm sorry! To make it up to you, you have first dibs on the updates to my list.

Barbary corsair daylily x1
Pardon Me daylily x1
Mary Reed daylily x1
Gladiolus traderhorn x10
Pink Oxalis

If none of these interest you, I hope you find something else on my list you like.


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lilacislove

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 21, 12 at 19:39

SORRY/ABOUT/THE/CAPS/SEEMS/THAT/IS/ANOTHER/THING/WRONG/WITH/MY/KEYBOARD.

SOMETIMES/THESE/THINGS/HAPPEN/IT/HAS/BEEN/SO/DREADFULLY/DRY/WE/NEED/RAIN/DESPERATELY/I/HAVE/MY/TRADES/THAT/I/HAVE/POTTED/UP/SO/FAR/
SITTING/IN/A/KIDDIE/POOL/OF/WATER/TO/STOP/THEM/FROM/SUCCUMBING/TO/THE/HEAT/LACK/OF/RAIN/

GIVE/ME/A/BIT/OF/TIME/TO/THINK/ON/THIS/.
I/DONT/HAVE/PARDON/ME/DAYLILY/BUT/THOSE/RED/GLADIOLI/LOOK/YUMMY/I/WILL/GET/BACK/TO/YOU/SHORTLY.


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

NAVYGIRL: I have hosta 'Stiletto' and hosta 'Golden Tiara' that are small. Are those okay as trade for your Canterbury Bells and red hibiscus? I have hosta 'Twist of Lime', but you are already getting that from Gardeng8. I have other ones but they are nameless and more on the medium side.


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Navygirl

This is what I have to trade,
I have some WS that I have not put out yet.

Tomatoes- all Heirloom
Cowlick Brandwine tomatoes
Marianna's peace tomato
black cherry tomato
Hawianian Pineapple tomato
black Krim Tomato
purple cherokee tomato
San Marzano

Eggplant -all Heirloom
Black beauty
coya kumbra
fenyuan

tansy Blueiris3
wormwood
ribbon grass
gojiberry
sedum autum joy rooted cuttings
black hollyhock alcea black perenial
sunflower Japanese heirloom taiyo
butterfly weed
De Golde Tobacco plants
stinging nettle,
Jerusalem artichokes
walking onions


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RE: flowergirl , luckynes13 and graylady

FLOWERGIRL:
sounds good to me ty

LUCKYNES13:
the ribbon grass would be great

GRAYLADY:
they have been put aside
climatis and a few echinacheas


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Reposting my list

vining honeysuckle-decent sized volunteer
basil 'minnette'-small container with two sturdy seedlings
naked/pregnant onions-pot with six or seven small bulbs
pepper 'Alma paprika'
pepper 'fish'--one available
Pepper habanero
comfrey--
Liatris 'punctata'--one small plant
rooted coleus cuttings
perennial alyssum
clematis PTJ
Convolvulus tricolor 'Ensign Mixed'-WS seedlings-pot
Branching sunflower seedling volunteers
Iris -medium tall with small bicolour flowers purple and yellow
German catchfly�one plant
Hosta�fortunei albopicta -one small plant (medium sized hosta)
Evergreen seedling � approx. 8 inches tall �NOID --fast growing
Lychnis coronaria �alba
Ivy�possibly Baltic?
Very tiny piece of Virginia bluebells
Everlasting sweet peas (haven�t dug them but will if anyone wants some)
Anemone �NOID-tall, very pale blush/whitish flowers in late summer/fall
Pink lily of the valley
Mauve creeping phlox
White creeping phlox (small pot)
Yellow loosestrife


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

oops! Not sure what all the weird symbals are all about again.

thank you very much NavyGirl01. :-) Please check my list.


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NavyGirl01

Hello NavyGirl!
If you still have some canterbury bell seedlings I'd love a few, I bought 3 plants last year and one made it through to now. I've always wanted to grow them but keep forgetting to plant the seeds at the right time. I'd love to trade with you for 3 or 4 echinacea seedlings in greens or oranges, I'm too tired to look up pictures tonight. I'll bring some stuff for the gambler's circle too, I'm intrigued by all the great names for the different kinds. Happily echinaceas are fine with black walnuts and the part sun in my back yard. Hope that you can find stuff you would like to trade for in my list!
Thanks for looking, BlueIris3


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

GREYLADY GARDENER: I would be interested in your white creeeping phlox, convolvulus, liatris, and of course, pink lily of the valley & coleus! Hope there is still stuff on my list to tempt you with.

NEW STUFF:
*pale pink/cream rose- (baby)- came to me as a mini but is more of a medium. Easy care-I cut back to keep it's size for the space given. It looks similar to "ballerina" with flat(?)flowers, gets hops. (Rose enthusiasts will kill me for that description I know!)

*red or pink hibiscus-w/sown seedlings -still small though

*"Red Bore" Flowering Kale -babies-(biennial)-3 feet tall UNUSUAL...burgundy leaves the first year well into fall and winter then a mass of small yellow flowers early spring (& still going!)


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gardeng8

Hi Carol, I will put your name on the white creeping phlox, convolvulus seedlings, liatris and the pink LOV and coleus.

I would be interested in your pale pink/cream rose- (baby) and the Red Bore" Flowering Kale -babies. Do you have an updated list? I found a list but wasn't sure what was still available. :-)


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RE: blueiris3

am interested in the alyssum and the mauve phlox if you have some left. ty


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RE: wrong post

sorry blueiris that post was for graylady


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NavyGirl01

Will bring you the alyssum and the mauve phlox.
thanks!


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last call for ........

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 22, 12 at 16:20

this is a last call for anyone interested in Euonymous Alata aka Burning Bush. Lovely plants that turns bright red in the fall and has bright orange seed pods with cherry pink seeds inside once the pods open. Only bush I have ever seen with square branches. I am cleaning up that garden and have 5 available .If noone is interested then I will pot a couple and toss the rest.

Let me know asap.
signet


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

I am looking for
dwarf delphinium- blue
red bleeding hearts
if anyone has these, would appreciate it


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oh Signet

Signet
I would like a burning bush, I can find a home with it.
how about for some flower pots.

Nes


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NavyGirl01

Hi NavyGirl01,
I have one piece of Dicentra formosa hybrid Luxuriant aka fringed bleeding heart for you if you would like it. It's not as red a some pictures show it, but it is definitely darker than the standard pink one.
Cheers,
Heather


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nes

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 22, 12 at 21:38

you can have one . no trade necessary ,I am only going to toss them if no one wants them as I can only keep so many. I will pot one up for you .

Signet


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nes

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 22, 12 at 22:17

you can have one . no trade necessary ,I am only going to toss them if no one wants them as I can only keep so many. I will pot one up for you .

Signet


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RE: Blueiris

will take it tyvm


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

PERENNIALS:
*variegated soloman's seal (SIGNET)(BLUEIRIS3-wants 2)
*mini blue-eyed grass
*bloodroot (Nes-GONE)
*KingEdward yarrow
*purple monkshood (LILACISLOVE)
*blue pincushion flower "Perfecta"(BLUEIRIS3)(Rosco)
*sanguisorba (pink bottle-brush flowers) (SIGNET)
*lavender (babies)
*firecracker lysmachia (ROSCO)
*black-scallop ajuga (Signet)
*leucanthemum"Phyllis Smith" -fringed petals (SIGNET)
*Yucca- small (Nes)
*'Ice Dance' Sedge
*Karl Forster grass
*variegated zebra grass
*'Feecey's Form ribbon grass-pink/green/cream-(BlueIris)
*variegated (yellow/green)sedum (size of Autumn Joy sedum)
*Fanfare gallardia (Greylady Gardener)(BlueIris 3)(GONE)
*phaeum samobar hardy geranium (Signet,BlueIris-wants2)
*oriental poppy- baby could be pink? or orange?
*'moonshine' yarrow
*'goldrausch' shasta daisy (Greylady,Flowergirl, Signet)
*blue flax
*lamium-yellow archangel (BlueIRIS)
*obsidian heuchera (Signet, BlueIris)
*lime ricky heuchera (Signet, BlueIris)
*prairie smoke
*Ligularia - 1 only (ROSCO-GONE)
*FunFling Daylily-(SIGNET-GONE)
*Elizabeth's Magic Daylily-(FLOWERGIRL-GONE)
*Stella D'Oro Daylily - (NavyGirl)
*Cherry Brandy rud-babies- (BlueIris,Flowergirl,?)-(GONE)
*'Twist of Lime' Hosta-(NavyGirl)
*Dianthus (pink fringed)-(NavyGirl)
*'Red Bore" Flowering Kale-seedling)-unusual biennial-(Greylady)

SHRUBS/TREES:
*barberry-small volunteers(2 only)(BLUEIRIS3)
*flowering almond (SIGNET))(BLUEIRIS3)
*korean lilac (LUCKYNES)(BLUEIRIS3)
*purple lilac (SIGNET-GONE)
*white lilac (SIGNET & some baby ones-GONE)
*red-twig dogwood(LUCKYNES))(BLUEIRIS3)
*noid pink flower crab-apple baby (Signet_GONE)
*purple smokebush -volunteer
*'rosy glow' barberry -very small voluteer (Greylady-GONE)
*amelanchier (servicebery) volunteer
*cotoneaster-small volunteer
*honeysuckle -volunteers
*burning bush - small volunteers
*Redbud seedling (from a neighbour)-(Signet)
*Ninebark coppertina-1 only (SIGNET-GONE)
*Maple Tree seedling: 2yrs old -3'
*Pale pink rose (baby)-(Greylady)-(GONE)

BULB PLANTS:
*purple sensation allium (babies) (LILACISLOVE-X3 - GONE)
*hair allium (SIGNET, BLUEIRIS)

Newly Planted Seed
*hibiscus-red & pink (Seedlings)
*beebalm -light purple
*Sweet Pea - purple(BLUEIRIS3)
*Sweet Pea - Bijou mix (Lilac-GONE)
*gaillardia - Arizona Red (GREYLADYGARDENER)(LILACISLOVE)
SEEDS:
*Nelly Moser Clematis seed-(SIGNET-GONE)


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

GREYLADY GARDENER: Thanks Lois for the trades...I will put your name on Red Bore Flowering Kale and the Rose. I still owe you three trades!

Please note that the purple beebalm is gone (SIGNET)...I missed this from the list...If I missed anything/anyone, please let me know! See you all soon!


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gardeng8

Hi Carol I would be interested in your amelanchier (servicebery) volunteer, prairie smoke and leucanthemum"Phyllis Smith, if they are all still available. thanks so much!
less than two weeks! I still need to pot up a couple of things and figure out what exactly I will bring to eat. :-)


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Ross

Hi Ross, I still owe you at least one trade for the cup plant. Do you see anything on my list? A couple of things on the list above are gone now like the liatris 'punctata' and the white phlox. The convolvulus seedlings are gone but I do have some seeds left and would pot some if anyone wants some.


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Wed, May 23, 12 at 10:47

Lois: Do you have either the perennial ALYSSUM or the Coleus cuttings left?...if so the Perennial Alyssum would be great, or if not the Coleus. Thanks. Ross.

I have just come across a few small MORNING GLORY volunteers...NOID and some seedlings of TALL RED AMARANTH if anyone would be interested.


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flowergirl, rosco_p and gardeng8 and Lilicislove

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Wed, May 23, 12 at 12:56

Flowergirl , I am interested in your bearded iris please. Crystal Blush . Do I have anything that might interest you ?

Rosco_p did you see my post inquiring about your siberian iris singles?

Gardeng8, if you have any prairie smoke left I would love to trade for some of it and i would also love to trade for some of your king edward yarrow please.

Lilac

I believe I will take the daylily Pardon me in place of the asian pear. I was drawn to the glads cuz they are a gorgeous red color but in the end my addiction to daylilies won out .

Oh My !!!!! Please people dont anyone post anymore great plants for trade ! I just cant help myself !!!!!!!!!!!!! I am not only a hemaholic, I am a plantaholic. Its a good thing I dont gamble !!!!!!!!

Signet


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**Ross

Hi Ross, how about I bring you both the perennial alyssum and the coleus and you bring the cup plant and a couple of seedlings of the tall red amaranth? Please? and thanks
:-)
Lois


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signet

Hi signet, I brought over this post that I posted for you on the last thread, concerning our trade.

wanted to remind you that the yellow/purple small flowered iris that I am bringing you is a medium height not dwarf.
Looked at your list and will let you decide between any iris (I got light mauve from you last year)/any lily or daylily for the anemone and also the bilolour iris.

thanks!! :-) (you are going to be planting for months. lol!)


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finalized trade lists with exception of my last posts requests

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Wed, May 23, 12 at 13:35

ok for what I am hoping is the last time ( knowing me probably not ) Here are my trade lists with everyone UP TO BUT NOT INCLUDING MY LAST POST ABOVE . If you see something amiss or left out please advise me .
Gardeng8

LILY BABIES for flowering almond
CHERRY PHLOX for purple lilac
HELLEBORE for goldrasch shasta
BRUNNERA for Black Scallop Ajuga
DAFFODIL for pharm samobar geranium
DAYLILY BONANZA for obsidian heuchera
DAYLILY ROCKET CITY for lime ricky heuchera
DAYLILY UFO for heuchera
DAYLILY PINK DAMASK for crabapple
DAYLILY CONCORDE NELSON for redbud sapling
DAYLILY BITSY for varigated solomon's seal
DAYLILY PURPLE WATERS for sanguisorbia
RED IRIS for white lilac
CHERRY RED PRIMROSE for hair allium
deep purple iris for Leucanthemum Phyliss Smith
mauve iris for Ninebark "coppertina"
tan iris for daylily Funfling
Pink Beebalm FOR purple beebalm ( pale)
red-wine and soft yellow bearded Iris
Nellie Moser clematis seeds

Nes

COUPLE OF BOXWOOD for Jerusalem artichoke
COUPLE OF BOXWOOD for more Jerusalem artichoke
THORNLESS BLACKBERRY for garlic
PORCUPINE GRASS for snowpeas (2)
DAYLILY BONANZA for Leeks
DAYLILY PINK DAMASK for Pak Choy.
MINI IRIS for red top purple/blue sides, with a yellow/white lip
WISTERIA for bluish purple iris with a yellow centre
VARIGATED SEDUM FOR highbush cranberry
DAYLILY TRAHLYTAfor for Black Hollyhock
? FOR flower pots
burning bush no trade necessary

Rosco_p .

1 red tulip for White Calla Lily bulb
couple of orange/yellow tulips for Naked Ladies
Porcupine Grass for 6" pine type tree seedlings
Daffs Yellow for Japanese Pandanus
Yellow Primrose for Kiwi female
Doronicum for Kiwi male
Poet's Narcissus for Sweet Basil seedlings
Rusty Red iris for Bears Breeches *was yellow calla
cherry primrose for creeping mauve phlox

Greylady .

Mauve Corydalis bulbs for Prairie Travellers Joy clematis
Brunnera Jack Frost for Pop Cans
varigated kwanza for Pop cans
Poet's Narcissus for Garlic Chives
Cherry red Primrose for Miriblis Longiflora
Maybe ? for Butterfly Bush rooted cutting
Yogurt containers for yellow/purple mini iris
Poet's narcissus for lychnis alba
yogourt containers for mini blinds
tan iris formedium bicolour iris butterfly
Daylily Trahlyta for pink lily of the valley
Lily Sorbonne for anemone (unknown) tall
tricolor ensign seedlings for poet's narcissus (was blue dragon seedlings)

Flowergirl

PHUOPSIS STYLOSA for digitalis
CHERRY RED PHLOX for Alstromeria
LILY SORBONNE for Lily Pink LA
LILY APHRODITE for Lily Suncrest
LILY CASA BLANCA for Lily Iceberg
LILY LOLLIPOP for Siberian Iris small bloom
LILY MICHAGANENSE for Siberian Iris Silver Edge
LILY RED PIXIE for Japanese Anemone
LILY UNKNOWN PEACH for Peony
Lily YELLOW PIXIE for peony
LILY RENOIR for peony *note I had said Rialto but what I have is Renoir ..sorry for mixup
YELLOW DAFFS FOR ?
WHITE WITH PEACH DAFFS for white phlox
JAPANESE IRIS FOR japanese iris
PERENNIAL RED POPPY FOR campanula glomerata, white
SOMNIFERUM PINK PEONY POPPY for white Bleeding Heart
DAYLILY 'CHLOE' for daylily 'Bitsy'
primrose for daylily Autumn Red

Lilacislove

ROSE SALVIA for White Balloon Flower
RHUBARB for Garlic
PINK PEONY POPPY for kale
LARKSPUR for Stevia
HOSTA "HANKY PANKY " FOR Hyacinth
DAYLILY PINK DAMASK for Hyacinth
FORGETMENOT PINK FOR Acidanthera
FORGETMENOT WHITE for daylily 'Pardon Me"
HOSTA for Parsley
? for crocus bulbs
strawberry for Asparagus seedlings
strawberry for cucumber Strait8
strawberry for genovese o comun Basil
? for pop cans
Yucca NTN

Blueiris

DAYLILY VARIGATED KWANZA for Dicentra
CURRANT for rosa Hot Pink
CURRANT for AUTUMN CROCUS
ALLIUM PURPLE SENSATION for Bleeding Heart Pink
RED VIOLET for red quince
White yarrow for Asian garlic chives
WHITE W/PEACH DAFFS for Lemon Verbena ?
WALKING ONION for Royal Purple Obedient plant
WHITE FORGETMENOT for Salmon Phlox?
LUNGWORT pink spotted - for Winter Aconite
EVERBEARING STRAWBS for white Lilac
EVERBEARING STRAWBS for Siberian Iris yellow
JUNE BEARING STRAWBS for Yellow fig leafed hollyhock
JUNE BEARING STRAWBS for noid yellow daylily
VIOLET "SPECKLES" for nutmeg geranium houseplant
LILY BABY for Lily Nutmar
LILY BABY for Lily French Vanilla
POETS NARCISSUS for Nepeta "walkers Low"
SNOWDROPS for Agastache white
RUDBECKIA "IRISH EYES " for Blue Agastache ( my friend now tells me this is not Irish eyes so now I dont know what it is ( sigh !) do you still want it ?
SNOWDROPS for pop cans
Seven sisters climbing pink rose for Red (?yellow) hot poker Kniphophia
Echinops blue for ?
White/peach daffs for Spiky Veronica
Golden feverfew for Coreopsis 6 foot high
White astilbe for Coreopsis 18"
Var. Kwanza daylily for Chocolate boneset (all gone)
Var. Salix integra "Hakuro Nishiki" for Lily suncrest/fangio
Tropical ginger for Lily baby
Daylily Trahlyta for Monkshoods (hoping for varigated)
Pink Turtleheads for Mauve creeping phlox
White forget me not for Salmon phlox if cuttings take
Navygirl

mini iris for canterberry bell
lily for a red columbine,
lily for a white columbine
? for a hydrangea
? for a red rose of sharon .
? for a red hibiscus
? for echinaceas too please

Flowerldy -would love to trade with you but if I dont hear from you before swap I will assume you are not interested .

Thanks all.


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signet (again)

Hi signet, I think everything seems okay and thanks for the lilies!! anyway the one thing that I am not sure about is the line that you put:

tan iris formedium bicolour iris butterfly


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Wed, May 23, 12 at 14:32

LOIS; Thank you for the trades! I will set aside Amaranthus for you as well as the SILPHIUM.

SIGNET: Yes, I remember you asking about the Siberian Iris...SORRY..I thought that I had responded but I guess that was my wishful thinking. Anyway I have put that and some Variegated Vinca aside for you. Do you happen to have any Larkspur left to trade?.


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another addition & Ross

found several decent sized seedlings of datura 'lilac la fleur' in case anyone wants some. Far too many for me to plant even though I love it, as it is just a nice size for planters :-)

Ross--thanks for confirming.


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Greylady

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Wed, May 23, 12 at 15:02

that is supposed to be tan iris for medium bicolor iris (the one you keep reminding me is not a mini) the butterfly part is actually not supposed to be there . I removed the butterfly bush trade as you had said it wasnt looking good . I guess part of the name got left behind

Signet


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plant exchange

thanks signet. sorry for my brain lapse. ;-)
I have been out in the sun just now and I really feel fried!


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

SIGNET: The iris turned out not to be 'Crystal Glow'. That one is flowering already in the next clumb. This one has to be the one that looks almost same as 'Crystal Glow' but instead of lavender the falls are light pink. I can't find a name for that one. Do you still want it?


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flowergirl

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Wed, May 23, 12 at 20:26

Sure! why not LOL! What would you like in exchange?

Signet


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

GREY LADY GARDENER: I will set aside the serviceberry, prairie smoke and the P.S. leucanthemum. Thanks so much for the great trades!

SIGNET: I will set aside the prairie smoke and King Edward yarrow. Your list of trades with me looks great! Just wondered which heuchera you wanted in the trade for the UFO daylily? I have you down for lime rickey and obsidian...I do have a few others (NOID) that I didn't list but could dig up if you are interested.

I am bringing a neighbour (good friend and great gardener) with me...I think she is wondering what this exchange is all about!


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Gardeng8

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Wed, May 23, 12 at 21:52

Thank you for adding those to the trade, I will figure out something to trade you for them . As for the heuchera , I will leave it up to you to pick one out for me . I dont have many so anything would be a lovely addition.

Wonderful to hear that you are bringing a friend! It is so great when we can meet new friends and a fellow gardening enthusiast .
Signet


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gardeng8

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Wed, May 23, 12 at 21:58

forgot to mention in my last post , can you please confirm our trade list . I have added the yarrow and the prairie smoke .So I have the following ,Please make corrections as necessary , thanks so much !

LILY BABIES for flowering almond
CHERRY PHLOX for purple lilac
HELLEBORE for goldrasch shasta
BRUNNERA for Black Scallop Ajuga
DAFFODIL for pharm samobar geranium
DAYLILY BONANZA for obsidian heuchera
DAYLILY ROCKET CITY for lime ricky heuchera
DAYLILY UFO for heuchera
DAYLILY PINK DAMASK for crabapple
DAYLILY CONCORDE NELSON for redbud sapling
DAYLILY BITSY for varigated solomon's seal
DAYLILY PURPLE WATERS for sanguisorbia
RED IRIS for white lilac
CHERRY RED PRIMROSE for hair allium
DEEP PURPLE IRIS for Leucanthemum Phyliss Smith
MAUVE IRIS for Ninebark "coppertina"
TAN IRIS for daylily Funfling
PINK BEEBALM FOR purple beebalm ( pale)
RED WINE IRIS FOR prairie smoke
? for King Edward yarrow

ntn for Nellie Moser clematis seeds


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RE: Signet

looks good to me, don't worry about the other trades.
As you do know where we live (HEHE) and we know where you live (HEHE)


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Navygirl101

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Thu, May 24, 12 at 0:03

Tee hee ! What a funny girl you are LOL! Yes'm I know that we can settle up anything we owe each other at other times other than the swap as long as that is ok with you and Bill(your dad) .

Signet


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

SIGNET: Your list of our trades looks good to me. I would be interested in either your phuopsis stylosis or mauve corydalis?? if any are left at this time for the king edward yarrow. No problem if not, I like just about anything that flowers!

I will bring a surprise heuchera for the UFO daylily trade.

Thanks again for all the great trades!


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gardeng8

Carol, thanks so much for confirming and thank you for all the great trades! :-)


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Gardeng8

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Thu, May 24, 12 at 10:00

Phuopsis stylosis it is ( I dont have any more corydalis sorry !) I only got one small clump from my sister in laws place which amounted to about 7 little bulbs. I have set aside 3 for Greylady and planted 4 . If I am able to get some more before the trade , I will definitely bring you some .

Thanks for a bunch of terrific trades. See you and your friend at the swap .

Signet


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

SIGNET: I guess I pick the yellow primrose to go with the cerise one for the iris, if you have more left. Thank you for the trade.


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gardeng8 ..

I can't believe I am about to ask for another thing, but do you still have blue eyed grass? I would love some if you do, please.

forgot to say before that it is great that you are bringing a friend! :-).


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Signet & Gardeng8

Hi Signet,
Your list looks good, except that you have Variegated Kwanza and white forget me nots on twice, I have those as trading for chocolate boneset and salmon phlox respectively. Thanks for reposting!

Gardeng8 - glad to hear that you are bringing your friend! I keep inviting people from my neighbourhood but so far no takers. I'm so glad that Bev invited me all those years ago! She had an open house last weekend - fingers crossed that they get a buyer soon.


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And the winner is...

Hello all,

Because I'm a geek I have a spreadsheet of my trades, and added them all up - to date: 91(!!). Now normally Signet and I a pretty neck and neck for the most trades, but this year she wins by a country mile, if I've counted correctly she's at 123!!! I'll spend the rest of the summer finding homes for all these beautiful plants...

Do we want to have a game this year? (If yes does anyone have a suggestion?) Or do we need that anymore since most of us know each other and we're really welcoming to newcomers? I think they started out as ice breakers. Has the infamous hat ever surfaced again? or has it quietly met a fiery end (tee hee). My vote is that we not do prizes, in part because I no longer have access to the dollar books. I think that the Gambler's Circle is more than prize enough.

For the pot luck I believe I signed up to bring cheese and crackers/bread, how about we bring the pot luck dish list to this page?

Just my 2 cents worth,
BlueIris3


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Blueiris

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Thu, May 24, 12 at 17:34

Ha Ha , I know , I am hopeless when it comes to trading . I cant help myself but it doesnt help to have all these wonderful people with all their wonderful plants enabling me (and you ) to trade trade trade. LOL!

I am with you , I dont think we need a game .It was an icebreaker when we started and now (fortunately or unfortunately dependant on your train of thought ) we are all more like family than a bunch of strangers .

The hat and shovel were only meant as a way to pass on the organizing of the swap each year . The person who got the hat and shovel were supposed to start the thread here on GW and get the swap process started as well as being the host more or less. I have no idea where it went and thus you have been stuck doing this for 2 years now .

I think this year we should throw our names into a hat and whoever's name is drawn will then be responsible for organizing next years swap ( see we dont need a hat and shovel whoever got rid of them ha ha ha ! )

Blueiris , your name would not to go into the hat cuz you have done this for 2 years now. It is only fair that someone else take the lead now and truthfully it is mostly done online anyway.

Prizes were more a way to just say "glad you could be here" and were not meant to break the bank. What if everyone brought something small ( dollar store item lets say or even something they have garden related that they dont use ) and then we draw numbers and each person gets to pick an item to take home with them . . Then we have all participated and it doesnt cost any one person big bucks. JMHO

As for the pot luck I signed up for a dessert .It will be a surprise.

My 2 cents worth too LOL!


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re: signet

You should know by now that you are WELCOME at our house anytime. lol
no permission needed from you know who lol

Oh and we are bringing a friend of ours from the Hort. club we are in.

Will get back to you all about what we will bring for the pot luck.


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Thu, May 24, 12 at 19:25

Just wanted to say that all the above suggestions sound good to me.

As far as the potluck I would like to bring a pan of Brownies or similar due to the difficulty of keeping something hot or cold for the 1 1/2 hour drive...if that is OK and their will be enough food?

SIGNET:Do you possibly have any LARKSPUR available in trade for the Siberian Iris and the Variegated Vinca? Thanks Ross.


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Rosco and a request

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Thu, May 24, 12 at 19:40

Now it is my turn to say sorry . I have already potted up some larkspur for you . Just forgot to say so on here. OOOPs!!!
Sorry.

I dont know if any of you remember my friend Pat who came to the swap with me a couple of years ago. She called me today to ask me to ask if anyone has a snowball bush/seedling.She asked also to ask if someone does what they might like in trade.

I have a snowball bush but havent rooted any cuttings from it . Does anyone have one by any chance ?


Signet


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

GREYLADY GARDENER: Some blue-eyed grass coming your way!

FOOD: I will bring a fresh tomato salsa and corn salsa/side salad with tortilla chips.

PRIZES: No problem bringing a garden type prize for the communal stockpile! Good idea!

SIDE NOTE: I may have to get some roof racks to have a place to put my friend! Thanks everyone for all the great trades!!!


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GARDENG8: thanks so much for the blue-eyed grass (happened to see some today and oh was it nice! so I came right home and looked to see who had it, as I thought someone did. :-)

what would you like in return?

FOOD: not sure exactly what, but it will be a main type dish of some sort.

Happy to bring something for the goodie pile.

CAROL--maybe you will have to rent a trailer!! :-)


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Thu, May 24, 12 at 21:38

SIGNET; Thanks. Ross.


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One more question, or is that two?

Who has the name signs? Or should we make up new ones this year, I seem to recall some of them getting a little confusing with different names front and back?

Any volunteers for camping out at our spot at Springbank Park the morning of the swap?

Gardeng8 - I hear you about the roof racks! I often had plants in my lap (and squishing my feet) when traveling with Bev, and the same when taking my donations to the neighbourhood sale while we just had the car. Hopefully all mine will fit in DH's truck in one trip...


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GREYLADY GARDENER: Thanks for the suggestion of the trailer rental...that would be kinder for my friend than tying her to roof racks! I suspect that she won't mind being crammed in with all the lovelies to and from the exchange! It didn't deter BlueIris apparently!

As for a trade for the blue-eyed grass, I would like to just add it to the mix as both the gaillardia's I am bringing for you are quite small still. Hopefully, this will even out those trades somewhat.


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Hello all,
I can bring some prize things, I also have some packets of seeds that I haven't opened yet, that I probably never will.

For food, I'm bringing a pasta/vegetable salad. Maybe something else too if I'm feeling ambitious! XD


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Is there a pot luck list???
Don't want to bring something that is already being brought.


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You know it hit me this morning .....

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Fri, May 25, 12 at 9:44

that I must be totally unorganized. I cant keep track of all my trades ( I try I really do!) but I didnt realize that I had 123 trades made . I cant believe that Blueiris is able to keep track of her trades and mine too ! What does that say about how organized she is and how unorganized I am .

To make this a legitimate post,Flowergirl , did you get my email about the primrose?

Signet


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

Signet...I must be a little disorganized too! IN RE-WRITING MY LISTS SO THEY ARE LEGIBLE...I seem to be missing one trade to BLUEIRIS!

BLUE IRIS: I think I owe you one trade to even things out. Please let me know what I can dig up for you!!!


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one last request ?

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Fri, May 25, 12 at 12:58

Does anyone have any salvia . I got a couple of salvia last year (not at the swap) and have fallen in love with it . So , I would like to add some salvia to my other gardens . Color doesnt matter,although i would lllloveee to find some red salvia ( perennial) if there is such a beastie.

Thanks
Signet


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Gardeng8 - I have us as even

Hi Gardeng8,

I have us as even on trades, actually with you giving me a bonus one because of how small the Cherry Brandy rudbeckia is.
Here's what I have, please let me know if I'm missing / wrong about something. (your plant on left, mine on right, wonky formatting from excel)
2nd phaeum samobar hardy geranium Lily panache (all gone)
2nd Variegated Solomons seal Lily fangio/suncrest (all gone)
Blue pincushion flower Perfecta Dwarf dark purple monarda (all gone)
Burgundy barberry Lily French vanilla
Fanfare gaillardia Lily Latoya
Feeceys Form grass pink/green/cream Geranium Legion red
Flowering almond Daylily Sweet hot chocolate
Hair allium Navaho princess spiderwort
Korean lilac Forsythia (all gone)
Lamium yellow archangel Geranium Rose (all gone)
Lime ricky heuchera Geranium Lemon (all gone)
Obsidian heuchera Geranium Nutmeg
phaeum samobar hardy geranium Coleus stained glass plum
Red twig dogwood Lily Nutmar (all gone)
Sweet pea purple Coleus big red leafed (all gone)
tiny cherry brandy rudbeckia no trade needed
Variegated Solomons seal Ghost grass

Thanks for all the great trades!
BlueIris3


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Signet - annual red salvia

Hi Signet,
It's an annual, but my red honey melon sage is super easy from cuttings and overwintered very easily for me. As a bonus it needs part shade, which I have tonnes of thanks to DH's long shed wall.
Cheers,
BlueIris3


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Springbank 2012 Pot luck list so far

Here is the pot luck list so far:
BlueIris - cheeses & crackers/bread
Signet - surprise dessert
Rosco_p - brownies or similar
Gardeng8 - fresh tomato salsa and corn salsa/side salad with tortilla chips
Greylady - main dish of some sort
LilacIsLove - pasta/vegetable salad


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P.S. anyone have name tags stickers?

P.S. does anyone have any name tag stickers?
Thanks,
BlueIris3


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Blueiris

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Fri, May 25, 12 at 19:17

Any chance of getting some cuttings of the melon sage from you ? Let me know what you would like in trade.

Signet


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Signet - Honey melon red annual sage

Sure thing Signet, is 3 cuttings enough? If you have one more strawberry that would be great, or surprise me with either a red or a pink daylily! I'm getting scared of how much planting is ahead of me...
Yup, we are each others enablers! tee hee!


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

BLUEIRIS: Thanks for the list...I missed the 2nd phaem samobar hardy geranium on my revised list. It all looks good now!


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Blueiris

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Fri, May 25, 12 at 21:52

what me enable ? Nooooooooo! LOL . 3 cuttings would be great if you can spare them without damaging the plant . I will add another strawberry . Not sure if those of you getting the strawberries know the secret to getting lots of berries? Ask me about it at the swap . LOL!

Signet


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gardeng8

Thanks for the blue-eyed grass, but if there is something that you see, please say so. You had said that the seedlings were small, but so are my seedlings of blue dragon--that was supposed to be even (lol!)....so....please do take another pick off my list if there is anything.


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GREYLADY: I would like to try either your german cathfly (if still available) or your lychnis alba since you insist. (ARM TWISTING not necessary....I guess we are all enablers!!!)

ROSCO: Do you still have any morning glory seedlings or red amaranth? If so, is there anything else from my list that I could tempt you with at this time?


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EVERYONE:

When you come in from the garden for a cool drink after digging out all your trades and dreaming of the new plants coming your way....check out this clip.

**What Goes On in the Garden When You Aren't Watching**

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xHkq1edcbk4?rel=0

The hummingbird doing rolls chasing a bug is neat!!!
This is beautiful.......be sure and watch closely (around 2 min 40 sec) and check out the baby bat under its mama.!


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RE: video

that was fun to watch, Carol. :-)
thanks for posting.
My son's three kids(12, 11 and almost 10) are coming for lunch and then we are going to plant their little gardens with tomatoes and peppers and who knows what else we will get in there. I will try and show it to them after we come back in if there is time.


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GARDENG8: I will set aside some MORNING GLORY and RED AMARANTH seedlings for you. If you have a small piece of any type of Heuchera still available that would be great...otherwise no trade necessary. These are only small volunteers Carol..glad that they will have a home.


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gardeng8 & one more available

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sat, May 26, 12 at 13:38

A friend had sent me that link before. I loved it , especially the hummer chasing the bug ! They just amaze me those little creatures.

We had a ruby throated one this morning flitting around the garden I was watering with the hose . I thought he was trying to get a drink from the drops on the plants but as I moved the hose away so he could drink he followed the spray from the hose . Turns out he was trying to take a bath and once he got wet he went and sat on one of my tomato cages I have around a redbud and preened himself. I dont think I have ever seen a hummer sit still for that long before . Then he was off to get nectar I guess. Gorgeous little bird probably no more than 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches long all told.

I have a pink iris that I have one trade of if anyone is interested

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Yes, please! to the pink iris

Hi Signet,

I'd love the pink iris, I'm trying to widen my colour palate in spring, mostly blues and purples for now with a little white and pale yellow punctuation. Hope you can still find something on my list, or name something and I'll see if I have any!

Cheers,
BlueIris3


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potluck

I will bring something not sure what yet but it is going to be there.
Little baby robins are learning to fly every where in my backyard.


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Nes

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sat, May 26, 12 at 18:14

Nes do you still have a San Marzano tomato plant or two and some bunching onions? If you do and are willing to trade , please let me know what you would like in trade .

Signet


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

There is a community yard sale here in the morning of June 2nd. I'll try and sell some of my plants so that I would have some room for my new ones. I'll try to make it to the swap in time, but if I am little late you know why.

I like the idea of bringing old seeds. I have three different colours of Sweet William. I sowed some thinking that they are probably not going to germinate but was I ever wrong. They must all have germinated they are growing so thickly now. So they are certainly very viable. I will also pick something up from a dollar store.


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Rosco: Thanks for the amaranth and morning glory babies. I will bring a surprise heuchera in exchange. Thank you!


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name tags

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 27, 12 at 12:41

Hi Blueiris , I will bring name tags if you like.

Signet


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From Jeff/Nyssa

From Jeff/Nyssaman - Could you pass on to the group that we should not trade "Gout Weed" under any circumstances...I was talking with the head of the Local Horticultural Society and it has literally destroyed her yard. It is impossible to get rid of Members should google image this plant so they can eliminate it from entering the gamblers circle.....It chokes out any other plants by its thick spaghetti like roots and eventually other plants succumb ...It is extremely invasive...

Also if we could be strict on LABELLING EVERYTHING we put in the gamblers circle (BlueIris3 here - please label EVERYTHING period, it's frustrating getting home and not knowing which unfamiliar plant is which) Last year there were many plants without any labels whatsoever...I will be bringing a bunch of great things for the gamblers circle...As i have had no time to trade this year... Look forward to seeing you all...Who is holding the park? (getting there early)...Cheers Jeff/Nyssaman


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oh dear!! That goutweed is really, really awful! My neighbour has been fighting it in her yard without success and it has now reached the fence and is trying to come through. She had no idea what it was and asked me the other day. I am very concerned even though there are patio stones up against the spot where it has grown against my fence. I am not sure what to do, but will NOT let it enter my yard under any circumstances


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just a thought

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 27, 12 at 18:47

although it is nice to have a label I think it is a little rude to DEMAND that people label the plants. If people can label them , great but remember you are getting plants for free so lets be a little generous here please.

If you see something in the gamblers circle that is not labelled. Ask. Someone somewhere in the group should know , they brought it . If you cant find out dont take it .

If it is that important then please bring your own labels so that when the person tells you what it is you can put a label on it and then put it in your pile to take home .

The swap was/is meant to be fun and I started it with that thought in mind .If we start demanding and making up a whole pile of rules it will kill the whole point behind the swap. MHO

Gout weed can be killed but it does take some effort . You need to dig and empty the spot of any plants you want to keep . Then you need to dig out the gout weed. Then sift spot and then sift again ( it will grow from a tiny piece of root and then and hit it with roundup. Keep the spot clear for a bit and then hit it again and sift again . Goutweed does have its place. i.e. dry shade where no water/sun gets at all

Note it is no more invasive than chinese lanterns or ladybells . Has the same growth habits. Oh and dead head or dont even let it bloom .

Signet


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New availables:

Hosta 'Stiletto'
2 canadian columbine seedlings (1 trade)


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merja

Hi merja, do I have anything that you would take for the hosta 'stiletto'?


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RE: goutweed

I may have to offer to go and help her get rid of it otherwise I will have it uncontrolled in my yard also. I just can't pull up all the patio stones right now and start digging it up if it takes hold here. :-(


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GG: How about Lychnis coronaria alba for hosta 'Stiletto'?


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an offer

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 27, 12 at 21:24

I have 2 trades of intermediate bearded iris . pure White standards purple falls that have the zebra striping near throat that is purple and white with yellow beards. about maybe 20 inches tall . Not a huge bloom but increases nicely and fairly quickly so clumps of these are really pretty

signet


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ooops forgot to add

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 27, 12 at 21:25

2 trades of nice sized trillium ( found them in my daylily seedling beds.)

Signet


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My further 2 cents worth

Hello Signet,

I'm sorry that Jeff and my comments have offended you, they were perhaps stated a little bluntly. It's been my experience that over 90% of plants in and out of the gambler's circle have been labelled. I regularly do bring extra labels and a pen so I can label things that I'm unfamiliar with.

If you are still looking for mini blinds to cut up to make labels I have some I can share with you. I don't see how a request to label plants is so onerous a deal as to take all the fun out of a great get together. When I man the tables at my neighbourhood swap I label everything or have the donor label it as it comes in.

Part of the fun of the swaps for me is learning from other gardeners about what kind of home to give a plant they have given me. If the plant is labelled and I can't remember their advice, I can look it up and make sure I put it in the right place.

I think since we already have the rule that we have to take home any of our own donations to the Gambler's Circle that aren't taken by someone else, that labeling them is the logical extension of that rule.

Cheers,
BlueIris3


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

What about if the owner of the plant doesn't know what the plant is called? That is one of the reasons there might be unlabelled plants in the gambler's circle. Those are the plants that we can't trade because we don't know what to call them. I know I have done that couple of times in the past and I know I am not the only one. Sometimes somebody can recognize the plant and we get the name for our unknown plants. So I don't think we should be that strict...just don't take the unlabelled plants if you so prefer. I want to point out though that if I know the name (which is almost every plant) I do label it.


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Blueiris

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, May 27, 12 at 22:46

I am not offended at all by comments by you or Jeff , it is your opinion and you are entitled to it . I just dont feel the need to have everything so structured .

My feelings are that this is supposed to be fun event. If we have to always have more and more rules to do this , I am not interested, I will just join the hort society ( been there done that, no thanks ) I dont join most groups because of this kind of thing.

We already went thru this with the Gamblers circle a couple of years ago . Some people got their knickers in a not because plants werent labelled in the gambler's circle.

The big hint is in the name..... Gamblers Circle . You take a gamble by taking a plant from there named or otherwise.

My position is simply this . If I absolutely need to have a label, I will go buy a plant at a nursery and pay big bucks . I am not interested in labels . I am interested in having some fun , meeting with some fellow gardeners and adding new and interesting plants to my garden at no cost other than some time and some soil and pots. Some plants may work in my gardens some may not .If I get one that I know nothing about , I plunk it in a garden and I watch it . If it grows well , then I have put it in a good spot , if it doesnt I move it.

The idea behind the swap was to get to talk to people who have like interests in plants We bring plants and chat and learn about them labels or no labels.

Do I know the names of all the hostas I trade? nope ! do I know the names of all the iris I trade , nope ! I have a few wonderful plants that I picked up in the gamblers circle a couple of years ago . No name . Should I have not chosen them because they came with no labels? should I not trade them in the future as they increase cuz I dont have a name for it ?

I have to agree with Flowergirl as well, Some plants I grow I just dont know the names. I love them anyway and may want to share them with others. Do I trade them , yup , if I have enough.

I really dont want people to feel intimidated and not bring great plants because they dont know the name or to feel bad cuz they didnt use a label. The names are just not that important to me and neither are rules.

Thanks for the offer of the miniblind tags.I have already traded for some from Greylady.

Signet


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FlowerGirl: I'd be interested in your columbine if there are no other takers. What can I dig up for you?

SIGNET: I'd be interested in your trillium and newest addition of iris if again, there are no other takers. What can I dig up for you?

Any word on the weather for Saturday yet???


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RE: weather

Well, Carol, it is showing 90% chance of rain and a high of 18 degrees. I think I want to disregard this forecast and remember that it will probably change a dozen times this week, sooooo....let's believe that it will be fine!! :-)


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Well 'most' of my trades are potted and ready to go. Just have a few things that need potting, but they will be done early this week. So that means that if I find other things in the garden, they will be potted for the gambler's circle.

If there is anything else that anyone wants from my list, please let me know as soon as you can so I can get it ready asap.

thanks everyone for the great trades so far!! really looking forward to Saturday. :-)


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Gardeng8

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 28, 12 at 10:19

Setting aside an unnamed purple and white intermediate iris and a trillium variety unknown. No trade necessary as I believe I am on the plus side of our trades and if I am not it is not a big deal! Glad to pot them up for you .

Signet


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GARDENG8: How about gaillardia Arizona Red for canadian columbine...any more of that left?

GG: Did you see my earlier post about the trade with you?


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flowergirl

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 28, 12 at 11:16

I see that you have 2 trades of canadian columbine . Can I ask for one of them ? What might you like in trade please?

Signet


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  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 28, 12 at 11:33

SIGNET: Do you still have another Trillium left? If you do and would be interested I have another Pine/Spruce sapling that I discovered a couple of days ago! Thanks. Ross.


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rosco_p

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 28, 12 at 11:37

Hi Ross , sure will pot up the other trillium for you . Thanks for the trade.

Signet


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SIGNET: Actually it was 1 trade of 2 columbine seedlings. I have a 3rd one but I kept it in case one of those promised didn't make it. But if they all live happily you are welcome to the 3rd one. No trade necessary. They are small still.

GARDENG8: I wrote a post earlier about the trade. If you have couple of gaillardia Arizona Red seedlings that is enough. These columbine seedlings are small.


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Blueiris

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 28, 12 at 12:05

Just wondering about your cuttings you were rooting . Did the salmon phlox take ? how about Lemon Verbena ? Just wondering if those trades are a go ?

Let me know please

Thanks

Signet


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gardeng8 and Rosco_p

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 28, 12 at 12:14

Just went to dig up the Trilliums !!! Turns out they are not trilliums but jack in the pulpits ( the first one the bloom was done and looked purplish that is why I thought they were trillium ) I potted that one up and went to dig up the second . Its bloom is still there and turns out to be a JIP. Do you still want these ? If not let me know I can go to the place where I ususally get them a dig a couple of trilliums up.

Signet


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Flowergirl & everyone

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 28, 12 at 12:41

Hey not to worry if small , but I am only interested if you have enough If the original trade is Gardeng8's, that's fine . Maybe you want to keep the 3rd baby for yourself.

Oh I wanted to ask you cuz I know you are the person who trades the Columbines. Did you ever have a pale yellow with pale pink one? I have one growing here and dont remember trading for it but it is gorgeous , just a short one but big blooms and I am just wondering if I got it from you ? I know some of my deep purple and a deep burgundy I have from you are blooming their little hearts out and are absolutely lovely. I just wanted to say . thanks for sharing them !!!!!!!

Oh, and not to clog up the forum, I will be emailing each of you individually to confirm trades so that I dont arrive and discover I am missing some trades.

Signet


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Just wondering how Lilacislove is doing

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 28, 12 at 17:39

Wasnt Lilac supposed to have surgery around now ? Has anyone heard how she is ? I was just wondering. Hope everything is on the up and up and that you are feeling ok.

Signet


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

FLOWERGIRL: Sorry, but the arizona red & fanfare gaillardia are spoken for. I do have regular gaillardia (goblin?)or a burgundy gaillardia that I could bring if either of these suit you & your space. I am ok with Signet trading for these also as she does so much for everyone....then I'll just trade her for these next year..LOL

SIGNET: Thanks for the offer of trillium but I really don't want you to go to the bother of digging them up. We can trade next year for them...no worries! I do appreciate the offer though!!! Perhaps Ross would like the Jack-in- Pulpit so I'll let him have first dibs on those!

LILAC: Hope you feel well soon. We are thinking about you!


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

Hi guys
Thanks for thinking about me! I had the surgery and it went well. It's still quite painful though, so my posts might be few and far between...Just gotta keep drugged up!
I've got almost all the trades dug/potted up I think though, so it's ok.

Signet, I know you are looking for grapes, and I got a couple of seedless green 'Niagra' grapes this year that have lots of new growth if you'd like a cutting.


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Mon, May 28, 12 at 20:56

Hi Lilac

So glad to hear that the surgery went well ! Thank you for offering cuttings from your seedless green grapes. I would love some but I will hold off just for a few days before saying yes, till I do a bit of research to find out if it is possible to root green cuttings. I have no idea as I have never done it .
Signet

Hope you can make the swap on Saturday and that the pain is not so great that you cant bear it . Thanks again for the offer and I will get back to you.


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

I know it is really very late to be doing this, but I have something to trade - a potted Azalea 'Pink and Sweet'. It was an end of season sale plant two years ago, bloomed for me last spring (still potted since I had no idea where to plant it) and the colour clashed terribly with my other flowering shrubs and perennials. It is a very warm pink, not a blue pink, and it should not be in the same yard as a flowering raspberry or Aglo rhododendrons... anyway, it is still in its original pot, still healthy. Does anyone want this?


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

Hi BARB, I would love to have the Azalea. Is there anything on my list that interests you?


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

GARDENG8: A small piece of burgundy gaillardia would be great for the columbine, thank you so much.


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

GARDENG8: Never mind the previous post. I started to look at our trades and saw that I am getting rudbeckia seedlings from you and was wondering what did I trade for them...and there is no trade made. I know you said that trade is not needed but since my seedlings are small also, we can put these columbine seedlings as a trade for them. Ok?


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

FLOWERGIRL: Thank you for the columbines in trade for the cherry brandy rudbeckia then!


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Signet and Blueiris3

Signet,

Sorry it took so long to get back to you. It has been busy around here with getting things done.
Of course I will set aside tomatoes for you.
I have a pest eating everything I plant, so I am planting castor beans to teach it a lesson.
Went a got 2 fillings done yesterday and that made me useless for the better part of the day.
Can you put me in for a trillium please?

Blueiris
I think you mentioned something about barerooting your irises and digging them up on the day of the trade. I don't think I have iris boreers either, but it is better to play it safe. So, I think I will follow your lead there.
Any advice would be good.

Thanks and a good day to you all.

Nes


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Signet

Just read about the trilliums, if you don't have them , it's okay. JIP would be nice if that isn't taken.


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Lilacislove

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 12 at 9:46

Hi Lilac,

Well it seems you can root green cuttings ( I had never heard of this ) but you need to dip in rooting hormone and plant immediately. So I guess taking cuttings is out unless you have some rooting hormone and some coir or perlite to place them in the day of the swap . Seems like a lot of work for you especially right now with you suffering from your surgery. So as lovely as it would be I think I will pass for now and hope I can find some plants or cuttings elsewhere . If you were feeling better I would jump at the chance but with you not feeling yourself I dont feel right asking you to do this .

Thank you for your offer anyway though I do appreciate it .

Signet


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Nes

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 12 at 9:49

Setting aside the JIP for you . Thanks for the trade of the tomatoes.

Signet


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Just an FYI

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 12 at 10:07

If you are bringing iris bare root, at this point , it wont make a difference as the borers (if they are there ) are already inside your plants .Just an FYI . Here is an exerpt taken from www.irisgarden.org.

" Borers begin life as eggs, laid on garden debris in the late summer and fall. Each spring, the borers larvae begin to hatch after the first two days of temperatures greater than 70 degrees. New England gardeners also have observed that hatch begins about the time the tulips bloom and it continues into June. The � inch long larvae crawl up the iris leaves. Near the top they chew into the leaves. Then they eat their way down inside the leaves to the rhizomes, where they gorge themselves until they reach a length of about 1 to 1 � inches. Borers often will hollow out whole rhizomes causing fans to collapse and the remaining tissue to rot"

Signet


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

SIGNET: First of all, you are welcome about the columbines. Glad you like them! :) What comes to the pale yellow/pale pink one...I am not 100% sure but I think I had one years ago. If you got it in the last couple of years ago then not because this memory is so faint. :)


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merja

sorry, but I shouldn't have had the lychnis alba still on the available list. I have some in my Port Frank's garden, but will not be going there before the swap. If there is nothing else that you would be interested in, then maybe someone else would like the hosta 'stiletto' this time. :-)


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

GG: No problem, I just pick something else. :) Do you have any more Convolvulus tricolor 'Ensign Mixed' or coleus cuttings left? Either one is good.


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From Jeff / Nyssaman

From Jeff / Nyssaman - I didn't mean to come off as being rude and for that i apologize...you're right Heather we want to keep it fun and a great time...Labeling was brought up 3 years ago and many of the members did seem to agree on it..The next year it wasn't brought up and i had a heck of job figuring out what was what...i still have things i don't what it is..lol...I understand there are some plants no one knows what it is and that can be a fun aspect of the Swap is seeing if someone else knows what it is...I know Bev used to bring some plant books to the swap to see if we could identify something or to see what a plant looked like @ maturity...I just share a frustration also with getting plants home in June heat and not knowing if it is a shade plant or a full sun plant or if it is an invasive plant..Sorry if I came off a too structured. I am just hearing these horror stories of these invasive plants...Using MonSatan RoundUp lol is never going to be an option in my garden but thank you for the sifting idea...I will pass that on to the lady with the Goutweed problem. The Lady has a beautiful garden like you Heather (Signet)and it has wiped out her Asiatic lily collection, which was quite extensive ( She runs the local Hort Society). If anything the labeling idea was just a gentle reminder to Label if they know what it is. Sorry for the abruptness , going through many things right now..I know it takes some time but it just ensures we can get the plant in the ground in the proper location and enjoy our new plants...It also ensures that next year if we make divisions to share again we can pass on the info...

Here is what I have to trade...I may also have some strawberry plants...i have to check..
2 Hibiscus Cannibus babies
4 Penstomen Barbados
10 Scarlet Gillia
4 Laxton's Progress Pea
4 Oregon Sugar Pod Pea plants 1 pot - not dividing
4 Shining Light Watermelon - 2 in one pot - not dividing
4 Lambs Ear
2 Pink Columbine
2 Tamarind Plants
4 Snail Vine - Vigna Caracalla - Special Trade - make me an offer
2 Cilantro Slow Bolt - Great for Salsas - Mercury Removal from body
6 full size Scarlet Bee Balm for trade


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Signet onions

Signet,
You will be getting the onions, and flower pots too.That you requested too. I am going through my trades, in between the rain, and checking them twice. Will post a list today, hopefully.


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

Thank you Blueiris for doing this. Some extra work for you here. :)

JEFF: I would be interested in your Penstomen Barbados and Cilantro Slow Bolt if you like anything on my list. Also I wanted to tell you that I brought digitalis lutea last year but I didn't know it's name then. We were discussing about the plant in the end and you took one of them. So now we have a name for it. It had crossed between my biennial digitalis that is how I knew where to start and look into the name. Flowergirl aka Merja


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flowergirl

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 12 at 12:19

I sent you two messages yesterday .One had a picture of a plant that I think MIGHT be the one you saw in my pile last year at the swap. Can you check your emails please. and let me know what you think

Thanks
Signet


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Jeff / Nyssaman

Jeff / Nyssaman
I would be interested in your tamarind plants, if we could work out a trade.

Nes


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Jeff

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 12 at 12:48

I dont like to use Monsatan either but sometimes it is impossible to go another route.

You can tell your friend another thing that she can try is horticultural vinegar . It is non selective in what it kills so make sure to dig up any plants she wants to keep. Wash their roots to get any soil off and pot up or plant elsewhere till this bed is ready to use again. I would use it straight , not mixed with water and you can boil it for higher concentration if you want to try that . Spray it on the goutweed. It will probably end up costing a few sheckels but if she wants to get rid of the goutweed that may be an alternate route to using Roundup along with the digging and sifting of the soil to get at all the bits and pieces of the roots that break off . Then hit it with the vinegar, drench it if you can, wait a bit( a few days ) and do it again. She may want to do this a couple of times before trying to plant in that spot again . Here's a link that might be helpful http://www.organic-lawn-care-guide.com/horticultural-vinegar.html

Only other thing I can think of is to excavate the soil down a foot or so and replace with new soil .(Now that will definitely cost !)

Signet


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Signet

Hi Signet,

The Lemon Verbena cutting took (1/10 and they are supposed to be easy!?). The salmon phlox is a go, I'll just do a division, I thought more people would be interested in cuttings than turned out to be.

I've got at least a dozen well rooted honey melon sage cuttings, and just started another eight so no problem giving you 3!

Thanks for all the trades!

P.S. late addition: If anyone is interested I have 2 pieces of a super late 4' white phlox, it blooms in late August as my others are finishing, and goes on for ages.


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Luckynes

Hi Nes,

I'm sorry, I'm going to have to cancel the trade for the flowering quince. The pieces that looked rooted for you and Signet turned out to have no roots at all. I'll try taking cuttings, but those won't be ready in time for the swap. Could I cancel the second black cherry tomato plant, or would you be interested in another different kind of sedum, or a small succulent/houseplant cutting?
Sorry about this,
BlueIris3


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

LUCKYNES: I have to give you a warning about the japanese quince after reading Blueiris' post. I did 3 tries and it finally worked but it looks terrible. Lots of the leaves are brown but some of them are perky and shiny green so it is living. Not an easy thing to share...I thought the little plants were seedlings they were so far away from the mother plant. But no, they had long underground roots going to the mother plant without small roots at all.


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Blueiris & Jeff

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 12 at 15:47

whoo hoo! I am excited about the salmon colored phlox and the lemon verbena ( I have been looking for this one for ages) If you are able down the road to root some flowering quince I would love a piece please. These things take time I realize. Just like me rooting some rose salvia. So far only one cutting has taken but that is ok cuz it will contineu to root now and it will send out hormone signals to the other cuttings that will help them root too. Thank you for the rooted cuttings of the melon sage. It is hard to find red for the garden for mid season so I will love having those too.

Just an aside. I went to Bev's place last year and bought some plants from her. I also bought a pink gas plant from her neighbor . It is about to bloom and I am soooooo excited. I always wanted one of these .

Jeff

I would be interested in your Penstemon Barbatus ( I couldnt find barbados????? so I am assuming it is Barbatus) Is it red by any chance ? or orange?

Also I would love the watermelon . I have my 9 year old nephew staying with me for the summer once he finishes school and he is totally enamored with gardening .Last year was his very first garden and he was sooooooo proud of himself. So the watermelon would be a wonderful addtion. I would love a Hibiscus Cannibus baby, and a couple of scarlet gillia if possible and a snail vine please. If you can find something on my list to take in trade I would also love a bee balm.

I hope you can find something on my list to interest you in trade. If not , give me some suggestions of what you are looking for as trades for these please.

Thanks
Signet


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blueiris and flowergirl

There is a song playing "Don't go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John.
I think it is the same Quince as it is with roses. I found this out last fall. When you have baby plants, you need to separate them from the mother for a season, and let them grow their own roots before you dig them up. So, you cut off the tap root. I did this by making a deep spade circle around the plant. The rose grower forums are very helpful here.
But no worries, I will survive. Flowergirl maybe we should trade something else.
Blueiris, I would be happy to take another sedum or succulent.
It's turning out to be a nice day after all.

Nes


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Signet trades so far

this is it as far as I know.

Jerusalem artichoke for COUPLE OF BOXWOOD
Jerusalem artichoke for COUPLE OF BOXWOOD
garlic for THORNLESS BLACKBERRY
snowpeas (2)for PORCUPINE GRASS
Leeks for DAYLILY BONANZA
Pak Choy for DAYLILY PINK DAMASK
red top purple/blue sides, with a yellow/white lip for MINI IRIS
bluish purple iris with a yellow centre for WISTERIA
highbush cranberry for VARIGATED SEDUM
fBlack Hollyhock for DAYLILY TRAHLYTAfor
? FOR flower pots for strawberries
bunching onions
San Marzano tomatoes
burning bush no trade necessary


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anyone have ground cover ?

Here is the problem, my front yard, what little of it I have, is usually dried and parched in July and August. Not a place for grass. So, this week , I thought, ground cover would do the trick. anyone know what would work? Have a trade?

Nes


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

NES: The spade circle trick sounds good and makes sense. Yes, pick something else instead, please. I'll plant this one in the ground for a year and it will be nice and ready for the next spring, I hope.


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From Jeff / Nyssaman

Luckyness :Do you have: Wormwood, Bok Choy, Pak Choy De Gold Tabacco, Goji Berry in exchange for Tamarand...Are you interested in anything else on my list if you have all these?
Lilac is Love: I am interested in your cumin, Goji Seedlings , Blood red Amaryllis
Rosco..Do you still have any Red Oleander?
Flowergirl: Do you still have Bright Pink Peony, Majenta peony, Yellow wood Poppy, Shasta Daisy, Agastache? You are interested in Cilantro Slow Bolt & Penstomen Barbados

Cheers

Jeff/Nyssaman


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Nes

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 12 at 17:22

I have a spot at my place . it is dry dry dry 365 days of the year as it is shaded by cedars and gets no rain to speak of . Now Vinca is a good ground cover for dry sun or shade and that is what i have growing there . Bonus it has flowers in the spring . Now I wouldnt recommend it if it is in a spot that you are constantly walking thru as it is a ground cover that operates by runners as most are . The other thing icould offer is creeping buttercup . again good in dry sunny spot . Has brilliant yellow blooms in spring ( varigated so leaves are pretty too) Let me know if either of these interest you .

signet


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nes again

  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 12 at 17:45

I forgot to mention that vinca travels by runners but the runners can get your foot caught and dont give way like the runners on the creeping buttercup .


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

  • Posted by rosco_p z6a ont.canada (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 12 at 17:46

JEFF: All I have left of RED OLEANDER is a 4" pot of seedlings. I believe there are 4 or 5 in the pot. If this is what you would like they are yours. No trade necessary unless you are looking to rid yourself of BEEBALM and then I would take a piece of that. Thanks. Ross.


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RE: WANTED: part 4:Sprinbank Park,London On plant exchange

JEFF: Yes, I have all five available. In addition to cilantro and penstemon do you have Hibiscus Cannibus babies, scarlet Gillia and Sugar Pod Pea plants left?

Merja


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Signet thanks

Signet,
Thanks for the advice, Can I have some Buttercup please. Although, we don't walk on that part, the neighbours have been known to cut across. I don't really want them to get hurt.
Nes


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Jeff / Nyssaman think so

Jeff / Nyssaman
I will have to set it all aside. Could use the pink columbine, mine are all blue now.Lambs ear, and good shade plants?

Will leave it up to you.

Nes


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