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Postby evepet » May 18, 2008 6:52 pm

I'd gladly take some of your unwanted hyacinth bulbs off your hands. I think grape hyacinth would be very pretty.
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Re: If I lived close by...

Postby Zozzle » May 18, 2008 6:58 pm

evepet wrote:I'd gladly take some of your unwanted hyacinth bulbs off your hands. I think grape hyacinth would be very pretty.

Let's see how I make out with 'em. We're the "ultimate" recyclers here and it doesn't please me to throw anything out. I've got a bag of the bulbs that we took out of the bed yesterday plus a compost heap infested with them.

I just Googled "compost sieve" and came up with this nifty gizmo. I'll be a sieving fool with one of these -

http://www.nifty-stuff.com/compost-sift ... -sieve.php

Let me see how many bulbs I can stockpile and maybe I'll ship 'em to ya.
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Re: If I lived close by...

Postby evepet » May 18, 2008 7:14 pm

Zozzle wrote:
evepet wrote:I'd gladly take some of your unwanted hyacinth bulbs off your hands. I think grape hyacinth would be very pretty.

Let's see how I make out with 'em. We're the "ultimate" recyclers here and it doesn't please me to throw anything out. I've got a bag of the bulbs that we took out of the bed yesterday plus a compost heap infested with them.

I just Googled "compost sieve" and came up with this nifty gizmo. I'll be a sieving fool with one of these -

http://www.nifty-stuff.com/compost-sift ... -sieve.php

Let me see how many bulbs I can stockpile and maybe I'll ship 'em to ya.


Ok. That is a neat contraption - that 'sifter thing'. Should make the sieving job a lot easier. I totally understand if you end up replanting them in some other area of your garden. Like you, I just hate to see them wasted - or just thrown out! They are such a pretty, cheerful flower. If it does turn out you that want to get rid of some, I'd be happy to pay for shipping. Just let me know. One thing 'tho... I'm a condo dweller, so I'm limited to container gardening on my balcony (and inside of course). I've seen potted hyacinths, so I assume they'd grow ok in containers. If by some chance I end up with some of your bulbs would I still be able to plant them for this year? If it's too late for this year I'd need some advice as to how to best preserve/store them for next year. I just hope that somehow they are able to find a new home. :)
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