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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Who wants...

02 March 2011 20:45:32

Does anyone going to the get-togeter on Saturday want...

Jerusalem artichokes (a perennial tuber vegetable)

Abutilon vitifolium, second year seedling (white) - I have for Krista and Cloncaw put aside

Thalictrum delevayi, second year small plant, 1 or 2 available - I have for Myrtle and Hosta put aside

Veronica gentianoides, second year small plant, 2 or 3 available.

Hordeum jubatum, second year small plant, 1 or 2 available - I have one aside for Jacinta 

By the way, if I promised anyone else one of the above then I apologise for the mistake and please remind me now.


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Hosta Hosta 02 March 2011 21:04:34

Rachel, could I have an Hordeum and an Artichoke please.  I think I put my name down for an Abutilon for the Christmas get together but I think your internet went on the fritz so not to worry if they're gone.


Rachel Rachel 02 March 2011 21:17:33

Margaret, no problem. Nothing is gone yet : ) Just to be sure about the artichoke, it's not an artichoke. It's a tuberous vegetable that can be eaten like a potato. My hubby set up this facebook page about them...

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=1842971032540#!/pages/Jerusalem-artichokes/323459890263


Hosta Hosta 02 March 2011 21:20:42

Then I'll pass thanks.


Periwinkle Periwinkle 02 March 2011 21:39:29

Rachel, I'd love a piece of Thalictrum d. if it still available. Is there anything from my garden that you would like a piece off?


fran m fran m 02 March 2011 21:52:35

Rachel, would love Hordeum jubatum, please. Just googled it, looks great.


Rachel Rachel 02 March 2011 22:05:24

What? No fartichokes for you, Margaret?

It's yours, Periwinkle.

One squirrel grass for Fran too.


Myrtle Myrtle 02 March 2011 22:42:06

Rachel, if you have a veronica left I would love it, I bought one last year but think it may have disappeared.


Rachel Rachel 02 March 2011 22:43:49

Of course, Myrtle.


Eilish Eilish 02 March 2011 23:11:55

Rachel, if you have a spare abutilon, I would love it please, if all gone, no worries.


fran m fran m 02 March 2011 23:15:02

Rachel, the Abutilon you gave me last year, was a little shook after the winter, but I noticed new buds showing ;-))


Rachel Rachel 02 March 2011 23:15:41

No problem, Orchid. My big Abutilon is producing a lot of seedlings at the moment.


Rachel Rachel 02 March 2011 23:21:53

They really are very hardy, Fran. Even small plants survived both last winter and the one before. The only thing was that last winter my big Abutilon was completely defoliated and failed to flower in spring. I am hopeful of flowers for this year as it didn't get completely defoliated this time round.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 03 March 2011 08:53:14

If you have a spare abutilon I would love one as I have not had one for years. Mary


Periwinkle Periwinkle 03 March 2011 08:54:10

Thanks, Rachel. My Abutilon that you gave me two years ago has done very well. A few leaves killed of this winter but certainly alive! Im looking forward to flowers maybe next year?


INGRID15 INGRID15 03 March 2011 08:54:56

Hello Rachel .. I would like Jerusalem artichokes and Veronica gentianoides if still available .. Thank you.


Rachel Rachel 03 March 2011 09:42:19

My pleasure, Mary & Ingrid.


INGRID15 INGRID15 03 March 2011 13:15:45

Thank you Rachel..


Drumanagh Drumanagh 03 March 2011 19:31:00

I'm guessing I'm too late for the thalictrum but I'd love some Jerusalem artichokes if you have some to spare!


Rachel Rachel 03 March 2011 19:54:54

Oh, Alison. I'm sure I could find a Thalictrum for you. And Jerusalen artichokes, of course.


Violeta Violeta 03 March 2011 22:32:06

Ah , Thalictrum.....  I know... I know...  Im too late....  


Rachel Rachel 03 March 2011 22:47:08

Ok. I will bring you a Thalictrum, Violeta. But you are the last one. It is all gone now.


INGRID15 INGRID15 04 March 2011 00:47:03

Rachel i have some bearded Irises second year in my garden .. they are small all yet .. i kept in in the pots as last year i have got them from Gardens4you.eu  ..as bare roots ..cannt tell the names didnt put labels .. have some blue and different pinks.. I could prepeare for saturday .. a few ..


Rachel Rachel 04 March 2011 09:19:17

Ingrid, if you bought the irises last year then you should keep them for yourself. I only give away plants when I have too many of one type. You should not give away what's precious to you. Wait until further down the road and you have to split your irises because they are too big. Then I will gladly take from you. Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow.


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