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Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes

  • Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes
  • Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes
  • Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes
  • Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes
  • Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes
  • Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes
  • Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes

Free plants? Yes, nothing to pay and no swap required.

Over the winter we added a new 'free' tick box on the plant listing form and quite a number of Growers are now using it.

The idea behind it is that we all tend to get over-crowded borders or gardens before long, and offering plants free is an excellent way to move them on to new homes where they will be appreciated.

You don't even have to dig up the plants, as you can say on the listing that 'the plant is free to the first person who comes and digs it up'.

Indeed you can add any terms you like. If you are selling plants, for example, it could be that you offer one free plant to anyone who visits.

And if you have a plant that has just grown to big, it can be a good way to get some free labour to move it!

Of course, if you enjoy swapping plants or like having nicely packaged ones delivered to your door, then it may not be for you.

But if you have an empty garden and are happy to lend a hand digging up the plants, it's a great way to get started and meet other local gardeners.

What's exciting is that we are getting an interesting range of free plants. They are not all the obvious candidates!

Note: the listings in the right hand column are just plants offered near you (and includes swap/sale plants). Click on the tag links above and you will find all the free ones on the plant record pages.

If you have not signed up, or are logged out, it will show plants nearest our example Glastonbury location.

Comments (6)

  1. Grower

    Helene U Taylor

    And one of the free plants listed is mine, one free passionflower for anyone who swap or buy plants with me – if they want one! I have a steady supply of suckers so at the moment I have 3 Passiflora caerulea ready for a new home :-)

    • Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes
    • Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes
    • Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes
    • Anyone for free plants? Here are 15 looking for new homes
  2. Grower

    Knollgardener

    I'd love a free passion flower plant. How would you go about getting it to me?

  3. Grower

    Helene U Taylor

    The free passionflower is for anyone who also swap plants with me, do you have anything to offer me? Please look at my grower page to see what I am interested in. I also have an extensive wish list, but could be persuaded by other things :-) Have a look at what else I have to offer and see if there is anything you would like to swap with me.

    I can send plants with courier if you can’t come to my house, although you are very welcome to come here if you are ever in London. I use www.hermes.co.uk. – easy to do online and they pick up the parcel at your house. If we swap, each of us pay our own delivery charge. With Hermes that is currently for 1-2kg: £4.98, 2- 5kg: £6.48 and for 5-10kg £8.48.
    Just have a look at my grower page and send me a message through the page and we’ll take it from there.

  4. Grower

    Dom reidy

    I would love all or any of the free plants going.. :) plzzzz :)

  5. Grower

    Dom reidy

    I would love a Passion flower plant please :)

  6. Grower

    Helene U Taylor

    I still have passionflowers left, both last year babies and this years’.
    Please see my response to Knollgardener above and have a look at my page. You can then send me a message through my page rather than continue here.
    I looked at your page and I am interested in all the same plants as you, except for the redwoods – haven’t got space for one of those!


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