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    Default Cuttings swap - 2018/2019

    Anyone interested in swapping cuttings of herbs, flowering plants or shrubs?
    Freshly taken cuttings or with roots.

    Usual Forum rules apply - to participate you must have been a member for 3 months and have made 50 posts.

    This would be a swap between individuals and need to be arranged between you both, as would the postage costs.
    No Mods will be involved in sorting out disputes.
    No begging letters if you have nothing to offer in exchange.

    List what you can offer and see if it appeals to anyone else. List your Wants too and see if anyone can oblige!!

    This is a trial, if it doesn't work, it'll be scrapped.
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    I'll start you off:-

    I can take cuttings of:-
    Basil mint.
    Skopelos mint (which came from the Greek island of Skopelos and is a perfumey mint)
    Apple mint
    Bay
    Rosemary
    Thyme
    Variegated Weigela

    and would like to swap for herbs and anything "smelly".
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    How do you package and post cuttings so they are not squashed in the post?
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    Plastic takeaway boxes or a cardboard box that come into the Large letter size for thickness.
    That's what I use when there's no soil involved. Wrap the stems/roots in damp kitchen roll and cling film/plastic bag.
    Last edited by veggiechicken; 08-09-2019 at 09:36 AM. Reason: missed out the "roll"
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    Oh right. I've never had a takeaway, so I'd have to have a scrounge round and see what I could use. TBH not really sure it's worth the effort as I find public parks a great place for cuttings
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    Believe it or not, I've never taken a cutting from a park or anyone's garden without asking first.
    I was chased by the Parkie too many times as a kid for hiding in the bushes.
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    If there is a groundsman/park gardener, I ask, otherwise I take. I have never taken from anyone's garden or from private gardens open to the paying public, but I see council run parks as fair game. Sadly more and more of these are ripping out shrubberies and beds and replacing them with grass or bmx tracks as they can't afford the staff to maintain them.
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    My Rosemary came from bits pinched off the bushes growing in front of the town hall carpark lol and that made me feel guilty enough
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