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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject: Posting seeds from overseas Reply with quote

Ok, on the planting from seed thread and purchasing from nurseries.
It seems that the most economical method to get precisely the most prized plants is through nurseries. Well, here are my problems. I emailed Thompson & Morgan seeds and told them that I am out of country and want their plants shipped to south Ireland. I was told they do it through this vendor: http://www.tandmworldwide.com
I really like the deals and selection at Thompson though, especially the allium, arum lillies and agapanthus. As you can see, I'm still in the a section! Well, timing is important, as 2 weeks is how long they take to arrive etc. When do you plant? In Canada, we put seeds in the ground in May after the danger of frost is passed. They have to go through a dormant period. If we planted them now, they would be rotted perhaps or never found, or maybe, in the hardy types self seeded. Also, I don't know what the post office delivery address is, - is Coornagillough, Tuosist, Killarney or Kerry sufficient plus my name and it will go to the post office? In Canada, we have a postal code. Yes, I tried calling the number by phone but it was out of service.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chiltern seeds shipped sequoia seeds to me (from the UK) with no problem - i'm in dublin.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've checked the website and find the prices really good. Acer palmatum or Japanese maple seeds are wonderful price. However, my address has no postal code. Only Dublin has a postal code. So, I've checked that the seeds can be shipped to my post office which is only a cycle away. Thanks for the great tip. What other seeds did you buy from them? And how/when did you plant?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try putting IEEIRE into the space for postal code . it always works for me .
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got Hibiscus seeds from Chiltern Seeds no problem.

I put "What?" where it says postal code everytime. Laughing Laughing Laughing

By the way I believe postal codes will be introduced to this country in the next few years.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We really need them , we're such a vast country. Rolling Eyes Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is complicated. I'm trying to get this species of acer Keiser Japanese Maple Acer palmatum Scolopenrifolium rubrum
and Sheffields has them, yet there is no Ireland in the drop down menu. So shall that be UK? They have the Azores!! They aren't that big.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ormondsview wrote:
Only Dublin has a postal code.

it's not actually a postal code in the way other countries use, it's more like a district.

i can't remember exactly when i used the sequoia seeds, but i sowed about a third of them about three or four years ago and one germinated; the rest ended up down the back of a drawer and i had no luck with them a year or two later.

the one that sprouted is now about six foot, in a pot in a friend's garden, to be planted over the winter.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i live in kerry and we put 000000,but the postman knows your name especially as in our case its not an irish one,and in fact he brings all the ones that are foreign to us too to see if they belong to us or we know them,stop the postman and ask him what to put,mine told me to put a name on the house so whatever name is on it , Laughing it will arrive here,
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