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andrewk2

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Fritillaria seed please....
« on: December 08, 2008, 01:19:36 PM »
I'm probably too late but I've only just found this forum.
I grow lilies from seed (from RHS Lily Group). Mainly trumpet lilies, many different crosses( all beautiful ). I've bulbils left over from my repotting, and spare bulbs. I also grow Fritillarias and, would be interested in exchanging for Fritillaria seed. Ideally chinease Frits, but would consider other unusual choice species.

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Re: Fritillaria seed please....
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 01:38:35 PM »
Hello, Andrew, welcome to the Forum.... you'll find lots of folk here with similar interests and you may well be lucky with some seed swaps  8)
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Re: Fritillaria seed please....
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 10:09:14 PM »
Dear Andrew,
On the forum you could try:
(i) Susan Band
(ii) Michael
(I hope they don't mind me naming them here.....Maggi? Advice?)
I know it's the obvious one, but you know of the Fritillaria Group of the AGS ?  http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/

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Re: Fritillaria seed please....
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 10:40:06 PM »
Good advice, Giles.... though I think the Frit group seed exchange will be over by now, for this year??
Susan at Pitcairn Alpines.... see one of the changing banners at the top righ hand corner of this page to click a link is a good bet.... but which Michael do you mean?  ???
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Re: Fritillaria seed please....
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 10:52:21 PM »
....the one that signs off 'F for fritillaria, that's good enough for me' (I guess he grows fritillarias?) though we usually marvel at his wonderful Madieran flowers.

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 11:05:33 PM »
Ah, THAT Michael! Well, you, know, he never speaks about Frits... don't know if he does grow any... and I'd be surprised at any of the Chinese types surviving the climate in Madeira... :-\
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Re: Fritillaria seed please....
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2008, 07:29:27 PM »
Thank You all. I'll try a bit earlier next year. Maybe tempt a few people with photo's.

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Re: Fritillaria seed please....
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2008, 08:17:02 PM »
Try JJA seeds (Jim & Jenny Archibald). Although they don't seem to be using their website at present, you can get on their mailing list. Their seed list is simply fantastic & they usually have a wide range of frits. Despite what has been said on this forum, in my experience they are very reliable with mail order.
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