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searching for Seabuckthorn (seaberry) 3 Replies

Hello fellow OooobyyersI’m on the hunt for Seabuckthorn (Seaberry)Does anyone no of or have any to spare in the way of plant,cuttings or seed?Any help will be greatly appreciated.cheersTrent O'BrienContinue

Started by Trent O'brien. Last reply by Hilary Brown Sep 16, 2015.

Blackboy peach stones 21 Replies

I have a couple of dozen BBP stones. They grow true from seed and fruit within 3 years (apparently). PM your address if you're interested. Photos of the fruit on my page. Aug 30 2011. No more BBP…Continue

Tags: stones, peach, boy, black

Started by Megan. Last reply by Trent O'brien Aug 31, 2015.

Nuts for nut trees 1 Reply

I am looking for nuts to grow into trees. I am specifically looking for large good eating walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans. I am willing to pay shipping/supply postage paid envelope.Thank youContinue

Started by Andy Topp. Last reply by Anna Robinson Apr 27, 2015.

For all in Auckland seed exchange

have fond this awesome grope that meets weekly in west AucklandFor All those in Auckland there is a garden exchange every Saturday 2pm at the sunnyvale hall to bye ,sell or swap seeds , seedlings,…Continue

Started by Amanda and Aaron Porteous Apr 19, 2015.

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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...

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.

Comment by RaVeN on April 4, 2012 at 10:59am


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Comment by Caroline Wilkinson on January 23, 2012 at 7:02pm

That would be great. If you'd like to do a swap I have the following herbs - Oregano, sage, mint, apple mint, basil mint, lemon balm, thyme, Herb Robert (medicinal), comfrey, yarrow (white), scented geranium & St John's wort or I can send a self addressed, stamped envelope.

Comment by josephal on January 23, 2012 at 5:01pm

Might be able to help you out there caroline. Mines going to seed atm.

Comment by Caroline Wilkinson on January 23, 2012 at 4:21pm
Hi I'm looking for nettle seeds or plants, happy to pay postage or do
A swap I have a variety of herbs.
Comment by Matt Moir on October 29, 2011 at 10:56am
I have lots of tomato plants ready to go all plants are about 500mm tall Sweet million, Parks wopper, and Better bush. If anyone in the Auckland/Ellerslie area is interested contact me $1 dollar per plant all proceds go to charity thanks
Comment by Lorraine Barnett on October 22, 2011 at 7:53am
I'm liking the sound of Asparagus bed/s, does anyone have plants to spare?

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