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Blowin
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can probably salvage some cowslips if they're any good to you? If the seed pods are still intact there'll be loads on ours.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Blowin, cowslips - nostalgia at its very best. I have not seen them anywhere in so long.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Blowin, I received the cowslip seeds this morning, thank you so very much.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't he a generous soul?
Hey Blowin, can you save me some seeds from those giant cabbages I gave you. None of mine grew.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mairead - Glad to be of service, Ma'am. Good old An Post.

Tagwex - None of mine did either. Any chance of getting more of the seed?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They grew to about 2" and that was that, like a lot of the other stuff I tried to grow this year. I had two varieties of those cabbages, one had many more seeds than the other. I'm virtually certain that I emptied one packet and that there is some remaining in the other. I'll let you know.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking more of getting some new stock, Tom, ready for next year? Is your contact a regular one?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Afraid not. It was a one off transaction. I checked the packet. Approx. 30 seeds in it. I can send you some. The variety is Langedeyker, so you could try mail order. You said a couple of months back that you had some healthy young plants. What happened?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just withered and died, I'm afraid. They weren't big plants but did look healthy.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have done this first. I browsed 'Langedeyker' and found pages of links, all of which are from ebay with the price in $. After the first page, they descend into Russian and Chinese type lettering.

Maybe a trawl through the Irish/UK seed catalogues on line will produce an answer so I'll keep trying. Maybe there's a business opportunity for you if not?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found those seeds on Gardens4u.co.uk
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are a Dutch variety by origin. I still have the seed packets and an email address so they could be purchased direct. Try Google translate. I can send you the link tonight.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

English is widely spoken in Holland. You need to be careful with google translate. It can make a pigs ear of the simplest things.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, GG. After all, it IS American! I initially thought it looked Dutch but one of the other links that came up spelt it Langedijker which definitely is Dutch. Maybe it's one of those words that varies slightly between native Dutch and the offshoot of Belgian Flemish. We'll see what Tagwex turns up.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy wrote:
English is widely spoken in Holland. You need to be careful with google translate. It can make a pigs ear of the simplest things.
I wanted the Japanese characters for 'Flowers will bloom' - Hana wa saku. The translation I got was TOTALLY different! I changed it and Google thanked me for my contribution!!! Me! The person whose Japanese begins and ends with hana, sakura, and teriyaki (mmmm! Teriyaki Salmon, yummeeee)
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