SeedEx 2003

Paul Tyerman ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU
Tue Jun 17 01:26:23 CEST 2003

At 06:17  16/06/03 +0200, you wrote:
>Dear AE,
>I'm going to start sending out seeds tomorrow. You will only find the seed
>number on the envelopes, please check these numbers with the information in
>the seed list on the web:


This will almost certainly NOT get through Australian quarantine with only
numbers on the packets.  It will all just be taken by them.  A number on an
envelope is unacceptable to them.  We have had this problem with seed
exchanges from various places and it is rare that they will ever let them
through.  At the very least there must be a complete list of the numbers
and names for cross-referencing in the package with the seed, or the
preferably the individual packets would be labelled with the full name.
Otherwise it will just be a waste of your time and AEG postage as
quarantine will likely confiscate them and charge us horrendous amounts
just to have them sent back to you.

This will probably also apply to all New Zealanders (assuming there are NZ
people on this list as well) too...... their quarantine is even stricter
than ours here in Aus.

I thought this was better to mention immediately with the hope of it
getting to you before you send the packages out.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
mailto:ptyerman at

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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