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zizyphus - jujuba tree 28 Replies

Does anyone on ooooby have one of these trees that they wouldn't mind sharing a cutting with me? Happy to trade for preserves and pay postage and packing.I've emailed Nestlebrae who used to stock the…Continue

Tags: tree, jujuba, zizyphus

Started by Megan. Last reply by Megan Mar 10.

Goumi (Elaeagnus multiflora) 3 Replies

Does anyone have a goumi plant that I can get some cuttings from or know where I can buy one?  Continue

Tags: multiflora, Elaeagnus, goumi

Started by Jacob Verbeek. Last reply by Jacob Verbeek Oct 14, 2013.

Wanted: bamboo cutting

I'm looking for a cutting of a bamboo plant with big sized culms (e.g. Phyllostachys edulis Moso, Chinese Timber Bamboo).  Something with decent-sized culms that I can re-use in the garden.  Will pay…Continue

Started by Jacob Verbeek Oct 2, 2013.

Looking for wild garlic 4 Replies

Hi all, have just joined this site so hope I'm posting in the right place! I wondered if anyone had any Allium Ursinum (aka ramsons, wild garlic, boars garlic) seed or bulbs I could purchase or…Continue

Started by Sonja. Last reply by Sonja Sep 27, 2013.

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Comment by Steph Clout on April 25, 2012 at 8:27am

Hi Jude,

I recommend Stella from Running Brook Seeds (Waiuku). Stella sells awesome garlic - the most reliable and flavoursome stuff. I think she sells a couple of local varieties including elepant garlic. I purchased 20 cloves from her last year, all came up and were disease free. Stella's garden is run on permaculture principles and is full of hertitage varieties - none of that imported chinese stuff. Stella sells through the Clevedon Farmer's Market on Sunday mornings or you can contact her by phone (09 2359138 evenings) or by mail (Running Brook Seeds, 34 Cooper Road, R.D.4 Waiuku 2684 Auckland). Its worth the effort...sadly for me, i loved the garlic so much..i ate all the cloves I saved for this year...oppps

 :-) steph

Comment by Christy Ralphs on April 24, 2012 at 10:31pm

Hi Fiona - I'm not sure if I understand your plan properly, but it may not be wise to plant comfrey somewhere where you don't want it permanently. It grows from the smallest root left in the ground (and they go down deep). I have permanent areas of comfrey, and when I'm planting potatoes I cut the leaves off the comfrey and lay them in the planting area.

Comment by Jude on April 24, 2012 at 10:11pm

Thanks for the suggestion Roxy. Unfortunately I recently ordered some ordinary garlic & egyption tree onions from Kaiwaka and was disappointed with what they sent - undersized, and many cloves soft and/or 'empty'. I emailed asking to return them, and have no reply. I'm not sure if Kaiwaka source directly from Koanga - seems there has been a change in people and a change in quality? So, trying private sources - people who grow themselves perhaps.



Hi Jude, did you find some elephant garlic? you can try '" they had some last time i looked :)

Comment by Fiona Drummond on April 24, 2012 at 10:00pm

Hi Tara, whereabouts are you in south Auckland?  We are in West Auckland.  How many plants do you think you could provide, we want to plant comfrey prior to putting in a potato crop in a largish area?

Comment by Tara McFarlane on April 24, 2012 at 9:37pm

I also have some Fiona, as long as you're prepared to dig some up.


I'm in the extreme south of Auckland

Comment by Anna Holmes on April 24, 2012 at 9:35pm

I do Fiona! Where are you based? I am just about to sign off for the night but PM me your details and I can send you seeds or plants? 

Comment by Fiona Drummond on April 24, 2012 at 9:33pm

Hi, does anyone have comfrey plants or seeds to swap for honey.? Alternatively do you know where we can buy a quantity of plants?

Comment by Jordan Healey on April 24, 2012 at 5:05pm

Yea, Kaiwaka Organics are better than Koanga, they are around the same price, and they dont require you to be a subscribing member in order to purchase seeds etc. Funny thing is, alot of their stuff is sourced from Koanga too, since Kaiwaka is on the former Koanga site :)

Comment by Roxy Hart on April 24, 2012 at 11:53am

Hi Jude, did you find some elephant garlic? you can try '" they had some last time i looked :)

Comment by Jordan Healey on April 23, 2012 at 6:34pm

Anyone have any Pinto Bean or Lima bean seeds?


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