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On the following pages you will find germination and growing instructions for all of the species I sell. Just locate the name of the Genus of the type of seed you are growing and either view the page or download the instructions as required. To search do not use the search box at the top of the page - instead use the 'Ctrl' & 'F' keys together to open the browser search box and then type the name of the Genus (the first part of the Latin name) into the box and press find. The download versions are in Adobe PDF format or Plain Text, both of which are compatible with all operating systems and the majority of electronic readers. The latest versions will always be posted here and may change from time to time according to the information held.


For those of you without the Adobe Acrobat Reader please click here to get the latest version which is completely free of charge. If you are seeing issues with the download links (returns a blank page etc) then you will need to right click the link and select save as (or save link as). If you are seeing the site, then the instructions are there and on line, so your problem will be with how your browser deals with downloads.

If you cannot find the name of your seeds below, the try the generic instructions at the top of the page as these cover most species, especially those of tropical or sub-tropical origin.
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Generic Instructions

Most of the seeds we sell can be grown with these instructions. For soaking etc please also see the next sheet in this list.

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Preparation of Seeds (Scarification, Soaking and Stratification) Explained
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Stubborn Seed Preparation (Bananas, Gingers, Bamboos, Chilli etc)
Use of a Saltpetre soak
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Abies (Fir Trees)
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Acacias and the Pea Family (Fabaceae)
Abrus, Acacia, Acrocarpus, Adenolubus, Adenthera, Albizia, Aspalathus, Barklya, Bauhinia, Bolusanthus, Brachysema, Butea, Caesalpinia, Canavalia, Cassia, Ceratonia, Cercis, Chorizema, Clitoria, Colvillea, Crotalaria, Dalbergia, Daviesa, Delonix, Dichrostachys, Dillwynia, Entada, Erythrina, Faidherbia, Goodia, Hardenbergia, Hovea, Hypocalyptus, Indigofera, Kennedia, Kigelia, Lessertia, Lupinus, Mimosa, Mirbelia, Mundulea, Parkinsonia, Peltophorum, Piliostigma, Podalyria, Prosopsis, Pterocarpus, Schotia, Senna, Sesbania, Swainsonia, Tamarindus, Templetonia, Wisteria, Xanthocercis.
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Agaves and related species
Agave, Hesperaloe
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Alder
Alnus
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Aloes
Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia
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Annuals
Anything listed as an annual within the listing page.
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Arisaema

All species of Arisaema (Cobra or Whipcord Lilies)

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Asclepiads (Succulent Species)
Caralluma, Ceropegia, Duvalia, Edithcolea, Hoodia, Huernia, Larryleachia, Piaranthus, Quaqua, Stapelia, Stephanotis (although a related family),Tavaresia, Trichocaulon, Tridentia, Tromotriche
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Asparagus (tropical and houseplants)
Asparagus
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Bananas
Musa, Musella and Ensete
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Baobabs
Adansonia
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Birches
Betula
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Bonsai
A cultivation guide
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Bulbs and Tubers from South Africa

Summer Flowering: Agapanthus, Albuca, Aristea, Babania, Crocosima, Dierama, Dietes, Eucomis, Freesia (some), Galtonia, Gladiolus (some), Gloriosa, Hesperantha, Kniphofia, Littonia, Nerine, Sparaxis, Tulbaghia, Watsonia (some), Zantedeschia.

Winter Flowering: Bulbinella, Chasmanthe, Daubenya, Ferraria, Freesia (some), Gladiolus (some), Ixia, Lachenalia, Lapeirousia Massonia, Melasphaerula, Moraea, Ornithogalum, Spiloxene, Tritonia, Tritoniopsis, Velthemia , Wachendorfia, Watsonia (most), Whiteheadia

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Cacti
All cacti
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Carnivorous Plants (Temperate)
Drosera, Dionea, Sarracenia
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Carnivorous Plants (Tropical)
Drosera (Tropical species), Nepenthes
Cedars
Cedrus
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Celtis and Cornus (Dogwoods)
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Combretum and Terminalia Download
Cycads
Cycas, Dioon, Macrozamia, Zamia
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Cypress (Cupressus)
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Dioscorea (Yams)
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Ebonies and Relations
Diospyros, Euclea
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Eucalyptus Download
Euphorbia and Jatropha Download
Fraxinus (The Ash Trees)
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Gardenia and Rothmannia
Gardenia, Rothmania
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Gingers

Alpinia, Etlingera, Hedychium, Heliconia, Renealmia, Zingiber

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Honey Myrtles (Tea Trees etc)
Callistiomon, Kunzea, Leptospermum, Melaleuca
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Indoor Bonsai Guide
No Download Version
Jacaranda and Trumpet Creepers
Campsis, Jacaranda, Tecoma
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Jatropha curcas cultivation
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Junipers
Juniperus
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Lantana see generic sheet at top of page.
Liquidambar
Sweet Gums
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Lotus

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Mahogany

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Maples
Acer
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Milkweeds (Perrenial, Hardy)
Asclepias
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Moringa Download
Palm Trees
Archontophoenix, Bismarckia, Brahea, Butia, Caryota, Chamaedorea, Cocos, Cocothrinax, Cyrtostachys, Dypsis, Elaeis, Euterpe, Geonoma, Howea, Hydriastele, Hyophorbe, Hyphaene, Jubaea, Licuala, Livistona, Medemia, Nannorrhops, Parajubaea, Phoenix, Pritchardia, Ptychosperma, Roystonea, Sabal, Syagrus, Thrinax, Trachycarpus, Washingtonia, Wodyetia
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Panax ginseng
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Passiflora Download
Paulownia (Empress Trees)
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Pelargoniums
All pelargonium species
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Pine Trees
Pinus and Larix
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Piper (True peppers)
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Redwoods
Metasequoia, Sequoia, Sequoiadendron
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Soil Mixes
Information about seed raising and growing mixes
Spruce Trees
Picea
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Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise)
Ravenala, Strelitzia
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Succulent Plants (General Guide)
Acanthosicoyos, Adenia, Adenium, Aloinopis, Ampelocissus, Beaucarnea, Bombax, Boswellia, Ceropegia, Chorisia, Citrullus, Cissus, Coccinea, Commiphora, Conophytum, Crassula, Cucurmis, Cyphostemma, Dracaena, Didierea, Dioscorea, Drosanthemum, Dyckia, Echeveria, Entandrophragma, Faucaria, Fenestraria, Frithia, Fouquieria, Gasteria, Graptopetalum, Haworthia, Hesperaloe, Idria, Kalanchoe, Kleinia, Lagenaria, Lithops, Nolina, Othonna, Pachypodium, Puya, Senecio, Sesamothamnus, Tacazzea, Tacitus, Titanopsis, Xerophyta, Yucca
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Taxodium Download
Tropicals (general instructions)
Anything tropical not covered elsewhere including
Abroma, Arailia, Convololus, Dombeya, Ehretia, Fatsia, Ficus, Gazania, Ilex, Ipomoea, Mondia, Vinca, Withania
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Welwitschia Download
Wild Flowers (includes Annuals and Biennials)
US wildflowers for cottage gardens and wildlife gardens includes: Allium, Aster (Solidago), Coreopsis, Dodecatheon, Echinacea, Gallardia, Gentiana, Gilia, Hibiscus, Iris, Liatris, Lilium, Lobelia, Monarda, Oenothera, Penstemon, Polygonatum, Ratibida, Rosa, Rudbeckia, Sanguisorba, Tradescantia
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