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Looking for wild garlic 8 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 Erica Chadwick Sep 19.

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.

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

Hi Jude, did you find some elephant garlic? you can try 'kaiwakagardens.co.nz" 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?
Cheers

Comment by Christy Ralphs on April 16, 2012 at 11:00am

koanga gardens (www.koanga.org.nz) is where I got mine from originally. iIwould offer you some but mine didn't do very well last year, so am saving them and hoping to bulk up quantity this year.

Comment by Jude on April 15, 2012 at 8:10pm

Hi, any ideas on where I can get elephant garlic from?

Comment by Gary Brown on April 6, 2012 at 8:22am

Yeah, I tried scarifying with no success, but the boiling for one minute trick worked. I had a few germinate but most died due to wet feet.

Comment by Kali on April 6, 2012 at 1:30am

the seeds of tree lucern have a hard coating that needs scarifying (ie nick the seedcoat to let moisture in) soak overnight and then sow. i germinated some that i had stored for 15 years! i have had some growing here that succumed to wet feet and they don't like salty conditions either.

Comment by Gary Brown on April 5, 2012 at 9:56pm

Hi Kate

Tree lucerne is used by DOC as a nursery plant  , much like gorse. Natives grow up through it and it does a wonderful job enriching the soil.

There are some who advise all sorts of conditions in which it won't grow, and the general consensus is that in the northern half of the North island it will struggle. Anyone who has been to an Auckland Bee Club meeting will attest that it does really well up here. I have some seedlings growing in top soil and clay, they are a meter tall and apart from being attacked by snails they are all doing well.

They are hard to find in Auckland but I sourced mine from...

http://www.treeandshrub.co.nz/shop/index.php?route=common/home

I paid $26 for 10 trees, and that included shipping.

I tried to raise some from seed and from 100 I attempted, one sprouted. I  am currently treating my young seedling with much love and care, love and care my wife feels should be showered on her but...

They are fantastic trees, look good, great for the soil and as fodder, and most importantly, bees love them. Buy 10 and plant them everywhere.

Good luck.

Comment by Janet Byers on April 4, 2012 at 11:29am

Tree Lucerne, tagasaste,  is used as supplementary cattle feed in some parts of the country and is also a source of food for kereru (mine used to have their flowers eaten by kereru in winter). It is a nitrogen fixer, fast growing, and makes good firewood. I would be sorry to see it being added to the noxious list, do you know what area this applies to, Lorraine?

Comment by Bridge Scully on April 4, 2012 at 11:28am

Hi Kate,

Tree Lucerne is otherwise known as Tagasaste and is of no relation to the Tree Lupin (Russel Lupin). Tagasate is a great crop for establishing orchards etc,  has many uses and is well known within permaculture. Good luck finding some, they seed at the start of the year so wouldve just finished. Cheers.

Comment by Lorraine Barnett on April 4, 2012 at 11:13am

Tree Lucern

Kate, best to check out the noxious plant list in NZ.. I think this plant is on it however not totally sure. Because of its invasive nature it was being looked at and when this is the case they ask that plants are not shared seed or cuttings. Just wanted to let you know. It seeds very well and can quickly become a nuisance in the garden.

 

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