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Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera seeds wanted

Last post 27-03-2013 8:07 PM by Snark. 4 replies.

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  • 26/03/2013 01:47 PM
    • biffvernon
    • Louth, Lincolnshire
    • 26 Mar 2013
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    I urgently need a few seeds of Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera seeds. Not to grow but to paint a picture from (with the help of a microscope). I know it's the wrong time of year! It's for the Art Exhibition of The Louth Festival of the Bees. See http://transitiontownlouth.org.uk/bees.html

  • 26/03/2013 02:26 PM
    • miranda
    • Oxfordshire
    • 17 Nov 2004
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    At this time of year, it might be easier to find decent photographs. There is a picture of Himalayan balsam seeds here: http://www.arkive.org/himalayan-balsam/impatiens-glandulifera/image-A23642.html - if you were to contact the person who took it, via the 'image credit' link to the bottom right of the picture, they might be able help you with high resolution versions, or maybe the real thing.

  • 26/03/2013 02:36 PM
    • biffvernon
    • Louth, Lincolnshire
    • 26 Mar 2013
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    Thanks Miranda. We may have to resort to photos, and that's a good one, but we really want the real thing to be able to get at them with a microscope. Biff

  • 26/03/2013 02:59 PM
    • miranda
    • Oxfordshire
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    Still worth getting in touch. Maybe they've got some seeds.

  • 27/03/2013 08:07 PM
    • Snark
    • Suffolk
    • 12 Jan 2011
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    Try Plant World Seeds.They used to do a dark red cultivar. Their catalogue is great anyway and their seed germinate better than any other supplier. I think it is not permitted to sell the wild type as it is classed as a noxious weed. It is not invasive and dies out quickly in my garden!

    For the Snark was a boojum you see