I always collect quite a lot of seed from plants around the garden and have already started to do so this year. Some I need to collect because they are short lived plants that have to grown anew from seed, some are interesting plants that I perhaps fancy having more of or want to give away.
This year I thought I’d do something different and go into competition with the Hardy Plant Society and the rest. I plan to create a new page for a seed list and to add to it every time I get something new. If you want anything from the list, email me or use my contact form to let me know what you want, I will confirm that I have it and reserve it, then you send me a stamped envelope and I send you the seeds.
I charge you nothing, all it costs you is the postage. If you want me to hang on until something else becomes available and then send everything together that’s fine, but I will only do so if you send me the SAE; otherwise the seeds go back as available to others.
I have absolutely no idea how many takers there might be and I will have limited quantities of seed, so if I have to I will give priority to the people who have been following and commenting on my blog, otherwise it’s first come, first served.
If you have seed yourself and care to put it in the mix, I’d be happy to add it to the list and send it out with my own.
I have to limit this to the UK, it all gets way too complicated if other countries become involved, sorry.
These are the things that I have collected so far.
Chelidonium majus ‘Flore Pleno’
Melittis melisophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’
Papaver rupifragum ‘Flore Pleno’
Salvia ‘Silas Dyson’ (microphylla type)
Sisyrinchium angustifolium very pale blue
These are the things I hope to have later.
Polygonatum mengzense tonkinensis
Ipomaea purpurea ‘Grandpa Otts’
Skimmia japonica ‘Bowles Dwarf Female’
Persicaria runcinata ‘Needhams Form’
Cyclamen hederifolium white and pink
Malva sylvestris mauritiana ‘Bibor Felho’
Gladiolus papilio ‘Ruby’