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Topic: How My Garden Grows Swap (sign ups CLOSED) Sendouts NOW BY MAY 10  (Read 18757 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2010 11:37:24 PM »

Oooh this looks like such fun- but packages take SOOOOO long to swap from South Africa! I would also be limited to lightweight items........
Will have to think about this one carefully. But I WANT to do it!!
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2010 05:39:45 AM »

If I mail some plants it would be things like dahlia corms or my iris rhizomes, so they don't have to be wet wet wet.  But I could do decorated things like pots, bags, suncatchers, etc. 

Could we have it that if plants are agreed to be sent, they be sent separately and possibly later, because May 8th would still probably be before I would dig up some things and split them?  It is not unusual for my region to have that last dumping of snow in late April, early May at times, and sometimes temps still drop down to 0C or close to it in May.

Don't forget also maybe things like decorated glasses, cutlery, or plates for enjoying parties out in the garden Grin
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2010 07:06:09 AM »

Lovely swap idea - I'm in - questionnaire sent.

I won't be sending plants or bulbs ...maybe some seeds...and have lots of other ideas!!

Thanks for organising  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2010 07:27:22 AM »

Craftrica - want me to put a note that we have a potential S.African swapper and if any other S. Africans are interested to PM me?

Onyxnox - Yes, I think that'd be fine, so long as your partner agreed.  I'd think a plant would count for a small, though, if that would be okay.   (Hmm, feedback may be changed, if the second package doesn't make it - or maybe just delayed?  We can discuss if it becomes necessary! Cheesy)

holistic knitter - woo hoo!  Glad you can make it. Cheesy  I've put up a call out for other UK and European swappers for you. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2010 08:42:43 AM »

If it helps some people, maybe people should also mention if they have sun/shade/part sun/shade, what type of soil they have (clay, sandy, etc), and anything else that could be a factor.
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2010 08:46:20 AM »

Oooh yes.  Good call.  I'll add it to the questionnaire! (Those who have already sent theirs in, please let your partner know!)
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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2010 07:29:43 AM »

I'd be in but I want a partner in Canada (we all sound so picky!)
Also I can't actually garden in a backyard but I want a balcony full of flowers and plants Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2010 07:43:49 AM »

I'd be in but I want a partner in Canada (we all sound so picky!)
Also I can't actually garden in a backyard but I want a balcony full of flowers and plants Smiley

We have a Canadian swapper!
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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2010 07:52:13 AM »

Great!

There must be some previous garden swaps we could link up as examples? (so I can browse them instead of folding laundry....)
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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2010 09:22:20 AM »

I'm still planning to do this swap.  I've just been involved elsewhere for the last couple of days. 

Had to celebrate my seventeenth anniversary!  I never thought we'd come this far together, so we did it up yesterday.

I'll be back with my questionnaire.
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